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Spring Forward In Dental Teeth

Spring Forward In Dental Teeth
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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spring-dental-healthAs time sprung forward this past weekend, we may still be feeling the effects of lost precious time. With our constant busy lives, it may be getting harder to balance our dental health. To help we have decided to put together a quick list of simple tips to help keep your teeth clean for the in-between meal times and the times you and your family are on-the-go.

One: Healthy Snacking

Did you know that frequent snacking on improper snacks throughout the day not only contributes to added pounds but can also contribute to tooth decay? If you are someone who derives their energy from snacking throughout the day, choose tooth-friendly snacks, such as broccoli, carrots, seeds, nuts or apples. Because of their grainy texture, these foods act as a natural toothbrush, scrubbing your teeth as you chew and removing bacteria and plaque. Plus! These are also great choices when finishing off a meal!

Two: Brush and Floss On-the-Go

This tip may be the most obvious one, but one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and dental disease is to brush and floss often! With that being said, we understand that not everyone has the time available to make a trip to the bathroom to brush their teeth after every meal.

If you are on-the-go, here is an easy, quick tip to brush and floss your teeth even if you do not have toothpaste!

Carry a travel toothbrush with you and when you feel plaque or food on your teeth, just pull it out and brush! Even without the added benefits of toothpaste, this will help remove plaque and bacteria sticking to your teeth.

As for flossing tips, a lot of our patients have invested in those fantastic quick, and handy floss picks. Because of their easy-to-use handle, you can use them one-handed and without a mirror. This portable tip will make flossing in between meals much easier and more accessible!

Three: Drink Plenty of Water and Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Grab a stick of sugarless gum. The act of chewing increases the saliva flow in your mouth, which washes away food particles and neutralizes the acids. The saliva also promotes remineralization, helping teeth to recover from any damage incurred while eating.

Grab a Glass or Bottle of Water. Similar to saliva, water washes away food debris and cleans between teeth. Rinsing your mouth out frequently, especially after eating, is an easy way to bolster your teeth’s defense against cavity-causing bacteria.

A Little Effort Goes Along Way

At Grove Smiles Dentistry in Coconut Grove, FL, we know life gets busy, but by taking care of your teeth throughout the day, not just in the morning and at night, you can ensure that your smile will be happy and healthy for a lifetime.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
2685 Bird Avenue
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Phone: 305-858-0505
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