There are many people who don’t like the dentist. Ironically, these same individuals do not take care of their oral health and end up having to visit their dentist frequently to repair damage to their teeth.
So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now a part of their life — for a very long time. Teeth remain one of the most important structures in the body, mostly because your mouth represents one of the main openings through which bacteria can enter — and stay. If you want to improve your overall health, dentists agree that preventing tooth decay should be chief among your health priorities.
By practicing proper habits centered on oral health, you can prevent the development of various dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
To keep your teeth healthy, add these habits to your health routine:
- Brush after every meal with a fluoride based toothpaste
- Drink fluoridated water
- Floss daily (at the very least)
- Eat healthy foods
- Avoid hard, acidic or sugary foods
One simple thing you can do regularly is to visit your family dentist every six months for a cleaning and check-up. When you routinely visit a dentist, it allows them to catch problems early — therefore preventing costly appointments to repair damage that could have been avoided in the first place.
To learn more about Grand Rapids dentist Dr. Kent Wildern and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (616) 364-8716. Kent Wildern DDS and his dental team strive to provide patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home.