Simple Steps To Keep That Smile In Shape
It’s that time of year again, when everyone resolves to make fitness a priority and life a healthier lifestyle in Omaha. At Bolding Dentistry, we sure hope your dental health is part of that resolution. While you can’t really workout your teeth, you can make sure they stay fit.
Follow this simple dental workout routine to keep your teeth in tip top shape.
Exercise #1 – Brushing
This one is easy to remember 2×2 circuits. Brush 2 minutes 2 times per day for an optimal smile. Using fluoride toothpaste will help you see faster results.
An electric toothbrush can be even more efficient at removing plaque and bacteria, and keeping both your teeth and gum healthy.
Exercise #2 – Flossing
During one of your brushing sessions, add in a round of flossing. One set should be all you need as long as you are getting between each tooth and doing a thorough job. If your gums are irritated and/or bleeding, it’s important to keep going and keep after flossing. However, please do let Dr. Bolding or your hygienist know at your next appointment.
Exercise #3 – Dental Exams
Now, this is our favorite exercise – because we get to see you! Do at least two sets per year (or more if recommended). Cleanings and exams will help keep your teeth healthy and prevent possible future problems like gum disease.
For optimal health, your dental fitness diet plan should include lots of the following foods:
- Calcium-rich foods such as cheese and yogurt to help strengthen your tooth enamel
- Leafy greens such as kale or dandelion greens to provide your body with vitamins and minerals
- Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, and celery that will help naturally clean your teeth by increasing the flow of saliva
If you’re ready to get fit, follow our fitness plan for the strongest, healthiest teeth you can have. Call (402) 393-4400 to schedule an appointment with our office and get started on your best smile yet!