Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health

Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health

Good oral health practices are essential for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Good oral health can prevent periodontal disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other common dental complications. Here are a few tips for maintaining good oral health. 

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly

If you want to maintain good oral health, you should brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and floss your teeth once a day. Brushing your teeth helps get rid of plaque buildup. And flossing helps rid your mouth of stubborn food particles that are stuck between your teeth. It is also important to rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash after brushing and flossing.

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in water and soil. Many kinds of toothpaste and mouth rinses contain fluoride to help strengthen teeth. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and using a mouth rinse with at least 1,000ppm of fluoride can help reduce cavities and tooth decay.

  • Eating a balanced diet

When it comes to maintaining good oral health, one important aspect is eating a balanced diet. Eating a variety of foods promotes a healthy body by strengthening the immune system and reducing the risk of disease. A balanced diet should include foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, as well as those that are low in sugars and starches. A healthy diet should also include plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains and lean proteins. Eating a well-balanced diet can also reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Regular dental checkups

Your oral care routine at home is incredibly important, but without regular dental checkups, you may not be doing all you can to keep your teeth clean and healthy. During your dental checkups, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning and exam. This cleaning is important to remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth that your toothbrush and floss may have missed. During the exam, your dentist will check your teeth for any signs of decay, damage, or other common dental problems. By getting regular dental checkups, you can better ensure the health of your teeth in between cleanings and exams.

  • Quitting smoking and chewing tobacco

You can significantly improve your oral health if you stop smoking and chewing tobacco. If you need help with tobacco cessation, speak to our dentist. 

  • Reducing your alcohol consumption

Alcohol is a substance that should be avoided or consumed in moderation. Not only will it cause all kinds of other health problems, but it can also lead to a number of oral issues like dry mouth.

  • Using mouth guards when playing sports

When you play a sport, wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards offer protection for your teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw. It can help prevent broken teeth, jaw injuries, concussions, and injuries to your lips, tongue, and cheeks.

West Reno Dental, located in Reno, NV, is equipped with the best dentists and modern amenities that facilitate effective treatment services for patients. Dial (775) 323-4054 and book an appointment with the dentist to learn more about our dental services. 


9680 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89523

Phone: (775) 323-4054

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