The Plantation family dentists office of Dr. Steven Rosenberg do everything in their power to help maintain optimum dental health.
You can help by doing your part to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. That requires a little bit of education beyond just visiting your Plantation family dentists, though. That’s why we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you maintain your smile and those of your family.
Brush and floss
One of the most important things you can do is also one of the most obvious. Brush twice daily and floss once a day.
If you have braces, you may need a special toothbrush, according to Web MD. For some older people or people with arthritis, a manual toothbrush handle may be hard to handle. In those cases, an electric toothbrush may be more manageable.
Also be sure to swap out your toothbrush at least two to three times a year.
Watch your diet
Highly acidic foods and drinks such as soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices in excess can damage your teeth, sometimes eating the enamel away down to the gum. As in many other things, moderation is key to maintaining health.
The same can be said of sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque can turn sugars into acids, damaging your teeth.
Don’t use tobacco
Smoking and smokeless tobacco stain teeth and significantly increase the risk of oral cancer.
If you use these products, consider quitting. Work with your children so they don’t take them up.
See your dentist
The Plantation family dentists of Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg and Associates are here to care for you. To make sure you’re in the best possible dental health, get a check up twice a year.
If you have a problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums, don’t hesitate to see a dentist.