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4 Things You Can do to Improve Your Oral Health
Posted on 6/4/2019 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
Men struggle at oral care, at least that's what recent studies suggest (perhaps in not so many words.) Studies indicate that men don't maintain exams with their dentist, they're less likely to visit the dentist for a problem, and they're at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease compared to women. Everyone should maintain good oral health, but it's especially crucial for men.
Poor oral care results in problems small and large for men of all ages. Tooth decay is one of the most common issues resulting from poor dental care. Periodontal disease and tooth loss also may occur in severe situations. Toothaches, poor self-esteem, cardiovascular health problems, and difficulty eating certain foods, and decreased life expectancy are also consequences of poor oral health.
Make dental care a top priority in your life. Be the man of change; dare to be different and better than the rest. You get only one chance with your smile; don't take it for granted. Dental care should always be a top priority. You get one chance with your beautiful smile; don't take it for granted.
Want to improve your oral health? It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to improve your oral health and your smile. The efforts are worthwhile since you reduce risks for many diseases and concerns. Make the four tips below a part of your oral care routine to keep your smile looking its best.
1. Brush Your Teeth
Remove bacterial and particle build-up from the teeth by brushing twice each day. Brush your teeth when you wake up and again before bedtime. Brush your teeth, never scrub them. Brushing requires very little force. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush keep the teeth clean using gentle strokes. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes. Make sure to brush the back of the teeth and the tongue, too.
2. What Do You Eat?
If you've ever heard the saying 'you are what you eat,' it's time to take this sentiment to heart. The foods we eat affect us in many ways, including our oral health. Consuming sugary foods and sodas is harmful to the teeth because these foods make the teeth more prone to cavities and sensitivities. Carbohydrates may create excess bacteria in the mouth that may cause cavities.
3. Change Your Oral Care Products
Choose your oral care products carefully. No two kinds of toothpaste, toothbrushes, or mouthwashes provide the same results. It's up to you to find the products that deliver the results that you want. Spend a bit of time researching the options to make it easier to find the products you want.
4. Visit the Dentist
Men don't think about their oral health as much as women and according to recent studies, don't take it as seriously. Recent studies suggest that men are less likely to visit their dentist for checkups or when they suffer a toothache or other oral health concerns. Dare to be different and make your dental care a top priority. Even those dreaded dental visits are essential since the dentist can detect problems in the mouth early. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist twice each year for best oral care. Regular dental visits minimize oral health concerns, cavities, and risks of periodontal disease. So, what are you waiting for? Book your appointment today!