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Get Healthy Teeth For Life

With healthy teeth, you can eat great food and dazzle the world with a beautiful smile. Many people say that a good smile is the first thing they notice when they meet someone for the first time! Problems with teeth can be painful and frustrating, and research shows that gum disease and tooth decay can also be indicators of serious health conditions, including cancers and heart disease.

Looking after your teeth can be as simple as having a great oral hygiene routine every day of your life, but here are some top tips on how to keep your teeth healthy:

Top Tips to Keep Teeth Healthy:

  1. Start young. Tooth decay can occur even in very young children, and it's important to set up healthy habits regarding teeth from as early an age as possible. Make tooth brushing fun, use a timer if it helps, and highlight the importance of remembering to brush your teeth every morning and evening to keep them in good condition.
  2. Ask about sealants. Many dentists apply protective coatings to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth at around the age of six, to prevent decay and protect the permanent molars. Studies show that these may reduce the likelihood of decay developing, so you can ask your dentist about these if you are concerned.
  3. Floss daily. Flossing is very important, and you should do it every day in order to remove debris and bacteria from between the teeth. This can build up and cause plaque if not removed, and this can damage the teeth and gums.
  4. Chew gum. It is believed that chewing gum containing xylitol after meals can help to protect your teeth and gums by increasing the flow of saliva. This helps to wash away the bacteria in the mouth, and remineralize the teeth, neutralizing harmful acids.
  5. Don't smoke. Smoking stains teeth, and can also increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Giving up smoking could be the best thing you ever do for your oral health as well as your general health.
  6. Eat well. A healthy diet provides the basis for healthy teeth and gums, as well as a healthy body. You should aim to eat a combination of food groups at each meal, and to include omega-3 fats in your diet, which lower your risk of gum disease. Sugary snacks and drinks can cause significant damage to teeth and gums, and should be reduced or avoided wherever possible.
  7. See your dentist regularly. Don't put off visiting the dentist until it's an emergency! You should have a dental examination every 6-12 months, and talk to your dentist about any concerns you have.

Find a Great Family Dentist in Ballincollig

If you're looking for a friendly and experienced dental practice in Cork, visit Guiney Dental Practice. We are professional Cork Dentists who enjoy working with the whole family to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To make an appointment, call the Guiney Dental Practice today on 021-481 0535.

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