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Best Dental Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Good oral health can have many life changing benefits. From greater self-confidence which leads to better luck in relationships and careers, to better overall health, and much more. Good oral health can not only transform your visual appearance, but also your entire life. Before 2017 ends, here are 6 ways of improving your oral health!

1. Proper Brushing

This might seem obvious to most people, but read carefully. To properly brush your teeth, you need to position the bristles at a 45 degree angle near your gum line. Both the tooth surface and the gum line should be in contact with the bristles.

Gently, but thoroughly brush your teeth's outer surfaces using a up and down, back and forth motion. To clean your gum and teeth's inside surfaces, place the bristles at a 45 degree angle yet again and repeat the same motions.

That said, remember to replace your toothbrush every 2 to 4 months. An old, frayed toothbrush will not properly clean your teeth. For more information on how to properly clean your teeth, visit Friendlydentalgroup.com

2. Use Mouth Rinse for Extra Protection

In addition to brushing, you can use a mouth rinse to increase the cleanliness of your mouth. Mouth rinses can help reduce plaque and bacteria, which cause gum disease and gingivitis. They can also help maintain good breath and prevent tooth decay. 

3. Eliminate Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits

There are certain lifestyle choices we make which have a very negative effect on our oral health. Two of the most common ones are smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. Tobacco and alcohol have very damaging effects to your oral region and even your overall health.

Numerous studies have revealed that these two unhealthy habits can cause oral cancer, lung cancer, periodontal diseases, bad breath, tooth loss, tooth discoloration, and can also lower the success rate of a dental implant procedures.

4. Limit Your Sugary Drinks Intake

Excessive sugar is not only associated with bad oral health, but also increased risk of poor overall health. Excessive consumption of sugar can lead to increased risks of gum problems and tooth decay. 

In addition to avoiding sugary drinks, avoid drinks which contain additives such as food dye and corn syrup because they can make the pearly whites appear discolored or dull. Choose beverages such as milk, which helps build stronger teeth and enamel, giving you a beautiful, healthy smile.

5. Clean Your Tongue

The tongue is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Plaque and bacteria can actually gather under, on, and around your tongue. Therefore, cleaning and scraping the surface of your tongue on a regular basis will help keep you healthy and free of bad breath. You can either use a toothbrush or a tongue cleaner. 

6. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

For better oral health, you should visit your dentist on a regular basis, at least two times a year for a full oral hygiene treatment. The appointments involve a comprehensive exam which helps detect and prevent any future dental problems from occurring.


Pro-active oral health care is the ideal way to help ensure your general well being and prevent dental issues from developing. Good oral hygiene will result in a mouth which smells and looks healthy.

So, if you are in Charlotte, NC and you are looking for a really good dentists, contact Friendly Dental Group at South Park as they have been great for my oral health. For more more information, visit https://friendlydentalgroup.com/locations/south-park/

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Comment by Lamar Hull on October 25, 2017 at 12:07pm

One of the best dentist in Charlotte is Friendly Dental Group of South Park and the will tell you on your first visit these 6 dental tips and more so that they can help you live a healthy lifestyle. I'm living proof!

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