Teeth are important! They are the first stage in eating and digestion AND a healthy set of teeth will help keep you looking your best. How can you show your teeth some love?

Sing to your teeth while you brush.

Or at least, listening to a song while you brush may help you brush your teeth better. Playing a song that lasts at least two minutes (with a power toothbrush) or four minutes (with a manual brush) can help you brush for a longer period than you’re used to.

Be gentle with your teeth.

Don’t brush too hard. If your toothbrush shows signs of early wear and bending bristles, then it’s likely that you’re brushing too hard. Be nice to your teeth and gums by brushing gently with a soft bristled toothbrush, or use a power toothbrush with the correct technique.

Give your teeth a drink of water.

Staying hydrated helps your overall health, and water can wash away food trapped in your teeth after meals. This can help balance the acidity of your mouth and reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth. Since bad breath is often caused by having a dry mouth, drinking plenty of water can help freshen your breath!

Take your teeth to the dentist.

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth at home, a regular visit to the dentist will help you avoid potential problems and clean areas that are difficult or impossible to get yourself. Preventative care is always the best way to say “Thanks!” to your teeth

If you are due for your regular check up or have any areas of concern, contact us today at healthysmiles@brittenperio.com or 727-586-2681 to make an appointment with Dr. Britten!

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