Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health

Tips To Maintain Good Oral Health

Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which are common dental conditions that can lead to tooth loss and other complications. While good oral hygiene habits can greatly reduce the risk of dental complications, they are not always enough. Read on to learn a few tips that will help to maintain good oral health:

  • Brushing your teeth

It is imperative to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. Brushing is important for removing plaque from your teeth, which, if left unchecked, will eventually turn into tartar. Brushing regularly will prevent tartar from building up, as well as keep your teeth looking bright, white, and healthy.

  • Flossing

In addition to brushing your teeth, flossing is another important way to keep your mouth clean. Using a floss threader is the easiest way to floss. This allows you to clean the molars, which can be difficult to reach without this tool.

Flossing should be done at least once a day. Many patients prefer to floss before they brush, and some prefer to do this after they’ve brushed.

  • Eating a balanced diet

A healthy diet is important for keeping your mouth healthy, too. A diet high in sugar can cause cavities, so it’s important to avoid eating too many sweets. Consume fruits, vegetables, diary products, etc. Drink plenty of water and brush and floss your teeth daily.

  • Visiting the dentist regularly

We recommend visiting the dentist every three to six months for regular dental checkups. These checkups allow our team to inspect your smile for signs of decay as well as periodontal disease. We can also provide a professional dental cleaning that removes plaque buildup from difficult-to-reach areas.

  • Quitting smoking

Smoking is one of the worst habits for your oral health. The smoke from cigarettes is harmful to your gums, teeth, and throat. Smoking can lead to oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay. Cigarette smoke can stain your teeth, dull your smile, and make it harder to keep your mouth clean.

  • Reducing alcohol consumption

Alcohol is a liquid that is extremely acidic and hence, can lead to tooth erosion. Besides, drinking alcohol can also cause dry mouth, which makes tooth decay and gum disease more likely.

  • Avoiding soda and sugary foods

Soda contains several sugars that feed oral bacteria. If you consume soda throughout the day, you are probably increasing the risk of tooth decay. Try to avoid drinking soda between meals, and drink water instead.

  • Using a mouth guard when playing sports

Mouth guards can protect your teeth and jaws from potential damage. Mouth guards for sports are even more important for players, especially people who play contact sports like basketball or football. A mouth guard can help protect your teeth, lips, and gums from injury.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Orange Family Dental, call (619) 280-4861 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit our Dentist in San Diego, CA, at 4205 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105.


4205 Fairmount avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

Phone: (619) 280-4861

Office Hours

MON - FRI 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

SAT By appointments only.

SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Call or Text Us: (619) 280-4861