Looking for natural ways to care for teeth and gums before your next dental checkup?
Regular visits to your family dentistry office will not only ensure you and your family has a bright and beautiful smile, but may also have a positive impact on overall health.
Studies have indicated that poor oral health and hygiene not only contribute to cavities and gum disease but may contribute to heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and diabetes.
Between regular checkups with your dentist, there are several natural ways to care for teeth and gums.
Take Control of YOUR Oral Health!
The best way to prevent tooth decay and maintain healthy gums is to eat a healthy diet.
Foods rich in calcium, such as milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt can strengthen not only bones, but teeth as well.
Leafy green vegetables are rich in a variety of minerals and vitamins that contribute to healthy teeth.
And crunchy vegetables such as carrots and celery stimulate the production of saliva in the mouth while at the same time cleaning the teeth.
Saliva production helps protect teeth and gums from acids found in other foods and helps remove food pieces from between the teeth and under the gums.
That doesn’t mean that you have to avoid sweets or your favorite foods as long as you brush and floss regularly.
Baking soda has long been recognized as an alternative to commercial toothpastes. It can help fight tooth decay, remove plaque and whiten teeth. You can use baking soda on its own, mixed with a little water to form a paste, or you can use it with other ingredients such as vinegar, salt or hydrogen peroxide.
Simple table salt is another safe and natural way to care for your teeth. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water and use it as a mouthwash. This remedy can strengthen your gums while it kills bacteria.
Green tea has also been found to destroy the bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease, as well as bad breath.
Dentists Can Help Too!
Next time you visit your family dentistry office, ask about other natural ways to care for your teeth and gums between visits. They will help design a plan that is right for you.
Summary: Natural Ways To Care for Teeth and Gums
To summarize, there are several natural things you can do to care for your teeth and gums:
- Eating foods rich in calcium.
- Consuming leafy and crunchy vegetables.
- Saliva production.
- Using baking soda as toothpaste.
- Simple table salt.
- Drinking green tea.
And of course, you should continue brushing and flossing your teeth everyday as usual.
About the Guest Contributor: Sheila Graham
My name is Sheila Graham.
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