Dentist Dr. Rezaiyan near Forest Glen, MD Advises on Caring for Your Teeth

The dentist at Spring Dental Associates near Forest Glen, MD, Dr. Rezaiyan, strongly gives advice to his patients on how to care for their teeth. He believes taking excellent care of your teeth can lead to a long, healthy, and pain-free life.

Practicing a good oral hygiene regimen includes—

  1. Brush teeth morning and night for no less than 2 minutes. Forest Glen, MD dentists recommend using a soft bristle brush and replace every 3 months or more often if needed. Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing after you eat. Your mouth is more acidic after you eat which makes the enamel temporarily softer.
  2. Floss daily. Flossing cleans the surfaces between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. If you do not floss, food, plaque, and bacteria will build up between your teeth.
  3. Use mouthwash. Swish for about 2 minutes to fight against bacteria.
  4. Brush the tongue. Food particles and bacteria become trapped on the surface of your tongue. Use your toothbrush to gently brush your tongue. Some toothbrushes have a rough, rubbery patch on the back to use for this purpose. Rinse afterward.
  5. Do not smoke. Your Forest Glen, MD dentist and general practitioner both should advice against smoking. Dr. Rezaiyan, the dentist at Spring Dental Associates, recommends not smoking because it stains your teeth, gives you bad breath, and can cause gum disease and mouth cancers.

Eat a good healthy diet—

  • Limit sugar consumption by avoiding sodas, pastries, cakes, ice cream, candy and sweetened tea and coffee.
  • Eat less sticky foods such as gummy candy, taffy, dried fruits like raisins, granola bars and sugary gum. Remember: Sugar-free gum stimulates saliva production which helps remove the little bits of food that remains stuck between your teeth.
  • Scrape teeth with crunchy fruits and vegetables including cucumbers, celery, apples, broccoli, carrots and lettuce.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol damages the enamel of your teeth and increases risk of tooth decay.

Visit Dr. Rezaiyan, the dentist at Spring Dental Associates near Forest Glen, MD twice a year for your biannual dental checkup. Although a daily regimen of taking excellent care of your tooth is extremely important so is visiting your Forest Glen, MD dentist for your checkups and having whatever treatments he advises for you.




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