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Healthy Teeth: Best Practices For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Fairmount Dental Center
Healthy Teeth: Best Practices For Healthy Teeth And GumsThe teeth and gums are the first part of the face that people's eyes meet and notice when one smiles. People also look and follow when someone is speaking by looking at their lips and processing what they are feeling. For this reason, it is important to ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy by following healthy practices and routines.

Brushing And Flossing Your Teeth And Gums

Brushing teeth removes plaque from the teeth and gums and any other build-up in the teeth. Brushing should be done at least twice a day. Dentists highly recommend flossing as it helps in clearing up any buildup that has formed in between the teeth that can lead to causing tooth decay. Flossing also targets any bacteria hidden under the gum line and should be done once a day.

Maintain A Healthy Diet

A part of healthy practices for teeth and gums is ensuring a balanced and healthy diet. Starchy and sugar-filled foods and snacks facilitate bacterial growth in the mouth and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods that should be in the diet include Fruits and vegetables, plenty of water, and foods rich in calcium for healthy teeth and gums.

Keeping Teeth Safe And Regular Dentist Visits

Regular visits to a dentist for check-ups and professional cleaning should be a routine to ensure gums and teeth are healthy. The recommended period is six months. Avoid using teeth for cases where a pair of scissors or bottle opener is needed. This may cause teeth breakage and chipping, leading to teeth damage and decay.


Teeth are priceless. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy should be given the same attention as the rest of the body for general health. Create a routine to clean teeth to ensure healthy teeth and gum for a beautiful smile.

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