4 Tips to Improve Your Oral Health

Your teeth are important and taking care of them is essential for a confident smile. Of course you have heard how important it is to brush your teeth and floss your teeth everyday, but there are other things you can do to care for your teeth. Here at Southwest Portland Dental, we take pride in educating our patients on the benefits of happy and healthy oral health. These tips can help make your next dental visit more comfortable.

Address Your Dental Fear

Many people have fears about visiting the dentist. As adults many people will ignore these anxieties and push through the fear. But fear can prevent you from taking proper care of your teeth. Dental fear can be a learned behavior and if you have children it can be passed on. Your dentist is always there to help you, so if you have a dental anxiety speaks openly and honest to your dentist. They are there to help you.

Make a First Impression

Recent research shows that when you meet someone, the first thing they will see is your eyes, then your smile.  Your smile is essential to a good lasting impression. If you are applying for a new job, going on a first date, or trying to impress a boss for a promotion, your smile will grab attention when it is clean and healthy.

Chew Sugar Free gum

You can take a proactive approach to your health by chewing sugar free gum. Sugar free gum is great for your oral health because it produces salvia flow and can decrease risk of cavities. Pick a flavor you like and chew gum between meals.

Avoid Mouth Piercings

Mouth piercings can be harmful to your health. The can cause extra bacteria build up which will often cause mouth infections. You can be healthier when you clean out your mouth with mouthwash, and rinse with water regularly.

Your oral health is essential to your overall health. Make a decision to be proactive and take health steps to improve your health.

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