Tips for a Maintaining Your Dental Health
Sure, Family Dental Health Plans provides you with affordable dental plans, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your dental hygiene on a daily basis. On the contrary, a great dental plan from one of our Ameriplan providers should actually encourage you to keep your oral care routine on point. Don’t you want to get praised each time you go in for a cleaning?
We truly care about your teeth, so we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite tips and tricks for keeping your dental health in tip-top shape:
Your teeth are what you eat:
What you eat can actually help with your oral hygiene. Of course nothing beats brushing and flossing after every meal, but whenever that isn’t possible there are some foods you can eat that will help keep your mouth healthy. Here are a few examples- Crunchy fruits and veggies—such as apples, carrots and celery—increase the flow of cleansing saliva in your mouth. Cashew nut oil has been shown to have microbe-fighting properties against bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. Swishing water around in your mouth has been shown to be just as effective as mouthwash at removing bacteria.
A bedtime routine is key:
You’ve been told about the importance of brushing and flossing daily over and over again throughout your life; but if you’re prone to skipping these important tasks, the one time you want to be SURE to do them is right before bed. Brushing and flossing before bed helps protect your teeth against plaque buildup, tooth decay and gum disease.
Just say no to smoking:
Yes, we know, everyone nags you about your smoking habit. But if your heart and lung health isn’t enough reason to quit, maybe adding your oral health to the list will tip the scales? Smoking wreaks havoc on your mouth; it stains your teeth and eats away at your gums. Seriously, why are you still smoking?
Don’t skip your regular cleanings:
Getting your teeth cleaned twice a year promotes good oral health as well as a beautiful smile. Many health conditions manifest themselves in the mouth, so regular checkups with your dental hygienist could help you catch any looming health conditions early on. And come on, when you have Affordable dental plans from Ameriplan Family Dental Health Plans, why would you ever skip a visit anyway?