Sweet treats are a great way to reward yourself. There is nothing wrong with indulging your sweet tooth. But while you satisfy your sweet tooth, remember to have a glass of water to neutralize the pH level of your mouth and brush your teeth to prevent cavity or caries causing bacteria from satiating their carbohydrate needs. As you avoid cavities, your teeth will remain beautiful, the more kissable you will become.
In order to prevent bad breath from ruining a kissing moment, make sure you are always hydrated. Dry mouth can lead to bad breath and cavities. When our mouth is kept moist with saliva, it washes away and kills bacteria in our mouth that has also been known to cause bad breath. Water can do the same, so keep some H2O handy!
Always brush your tongue after cleaning your teeth. It helps ensure fresh breath and the complete removal of unwanted debris that can become trapped on our tongue.
The drug store has got so many choices for toothpaste, it’s hard to know which is right for you. We would recommend toothpaste with fluoride to help fight cavities. Whichever brand you choose, be sure fluoride is one of the key ingredients.
We’ve talked about proper brushing before, but just to make sure- Brush no less than two minutes a session and be sure to brush the gum line as well as your teeth.
Dr. Hyatt’s Dental Corner
As your family advocate for dental care we would like to provide you with some tips on how to save your money and have a beautiful smile.