It’s common knowledge that brushing and flossing your teeth are key to a healthy smile. However, there are a plethora of ways you can keep your teeth and gums healthy in addition to this. Keep reading to learn how.
Little bit of this and that
An apple a day is known to keep the doctor away, however, eating this crisp fruit can also keep your dentist away (or, at least, help avoid dentist appointments that address tooth and gum issues!). Crunchy food including apples can help your teeth stay clean as the food scrubs your teeth clean as you eat. Likewise, consuming foods high in calcium like broccoli, tofu and yogurt can help keep teeth strong.
Further, it’s important to brush with a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride decreases decay and provides a layer of protection over your teeth that you can’t see — making them more likely to resist the buildup of plaque.
Changing your toothbrush regularly (we recommend at least every three months) can help ensure bristles are intact and bacteria is minimized. And, it should go without saying, be sure to see your dentist every six months at minimum for a cleaning and dental exam!
Consider straightening your smile
When it comes to straightening your teeth, many consider Invisalign Clear Aligners to gain a beautiful, aligned smile. However, when your teeth are straight and your bite is aligned, as well, you can enjoy better oral health. Crooked teeth make it difficult for removing plaque and food debris in between them, leading to buildup and even gum disease. Invisalign can straighten crooked teeth, putting you in line with your healthiest smile.
Michigan dentist of choice
When you choose Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, you are choosing the height of experience, skill and results. Dr. Milan founded his southeast Michigan dental practice over 20 years ago and has built a reputation of trust. His patients come to him locally and also from across the country to receive the best in dental care.
As an alum of both the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit with a residency at Sinai Grace Detroit, his education runs deep. And his innate talent for the art of dentistry along with the science of the field is why his cosmetic dental procedures are noted as some of the best — his work rivaling that of dentists to the elite in New York and L.A.
Dr. Milan is proud to utilize only the most advanced methods and technology to keep your comfort at the forefront and to provide you with the healthiest, most gorgeous smile.
Contact Dr. Milan’s office now to schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.