It never hurts to get some tips and tricks on how to improve your oral health. Good oral hygiene practices every day are important to keep up overall physical health.
As they say, you get out what you put in. It starts with what you eat or drink and how you clean your mouth afterwards.
Keeping acid levels low and pH levels balanced in your mouth may not be something you concentrate a whole lot on, so talking about what you can do to stress less is a good thing. Here's why using a straw can improve your oral health.
How Using a Straw Can Help Improve Your Oral HealthPeople tend to be on the go quite a bit, and stopping for something to drink is not all that uncommon. It is more likely you are going to use a straw at a restaurant than if you stop at the store or if you are at home.
The truth is drinking through a straw can help your overall oral health, so you may want to think about using one more often. When you use a straw, you are bypassing your teeth.
You don't have direct contact with hot and cold, or loads of sugar that can be found in soda or shakes. That gives less contact with teeth for staining your teeth, or allowing these sugars to stick creating bacteria. You probably won't hear too any complaints out of the kids if you have them use a straw, so that's a good thing too. Get them in the habit at a young age and you won't have to worry as much about what they're drinking.
It is still important to make sure you're doing everything you should be when it comes to oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is recommended to get all the food particles and any bacteria. It's a good idea to wash down sugary drinks with water if you can't get to a toothbrush right away.
For more tips and tricks on how to improve your oral health give us a call and schedule a visit today. We are more than happy to help you in any way to improve your smile and your health. If you are experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort get in to see us as soon as possible.
This could be a warning sign of something else that's going on. Remember to schedule regular visits for cleanings every six months, and any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you and your smile.
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