Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What are the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth?

This article attempts to explain some of the habits that people can develop that will help insure the ongoing health of their mouths. I will list my top ten list. Most of the these are no brainers, but still i see people not following them but here goes.
1.Take responsibility for your mouth!
2.Brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis
3.Schedule regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist
4.  Ask the hygienist or dentist to check your brushing and flossing technique
5.Do not chew on bones and ice cubes 
6.Wearing a night guard is usually recommended for patients.
7. Refrain from excessive drinking of carbonated sodas
8.Diet plays a large role in keeping our teeth healthy.
9.Do not wait until you have pain to visit your dentist
10.Find a good dentist (meee) and try to stick with them

Clearly there are many additional habits that play a role, including ., not smoking, and controlling acid reflux, I invite readers to add to this list with their own suggestions in the comment section.