At Dental Care Today in Fishers, we have learned that too many things can happen to destroy a beautiful smile and dental health, from not wearing a mouth guard while playing sports, to poor oral hygiene. Here are our top six:
6. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker
Bacteria is constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces!
5. Let Acid Rock It!
Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing away surfaces. The perfect magnet for acid loving bacteria. So avoid gums with Xylitol and Recaldent and shoot for foods and beverages containing citric acid and the super duper sourest of candies.
4. Enjoy an Overcast Day Every Day
Lighting up and remaining in a tobacco fog is an efficient way to achieve the vibrant yellow hue we’re all looking for in tooth apparel.
3. Toss out Toothbrush and Floss
Avoid brushing after every single meal with a soft, gentle bristled toothbrush and fend off the urge to floss twice a day. This is critical if you want the bacteria to take over and result in gum disease and tooth decay.
2. Use Your Teeth as Tools
Hammer, wrench, screwdriver, scissors, bottle-opener. Use your imagination. Who needs a toolbox when you’ve got 32 solid options?
1. Cancel Regular Check-Ups
It is more difficult to ruin your smile if you have regular check-ups with your favorite Fishers dentist. Best to avoid them altogether if your goal is pure chaos and painful destruction.
Remember, these are things NOT to do! We hope this article renews your desire to take care of those enamel-covered marvels that serve you faithfully day in and day out.