Patients often forget that in order to enjoy teeth that don’t easily crack, become seriously damaged, and eventually require extractions, there’s something simple to focus on: Keeping teeth strong, healthy, and vibrant, rather than weak, unhealthy, and brittle. When you think about it, however, the detail is simple and powerful. Weak teeth are, of course, much more vulnerable to injury, whether due to trauma or due to disease. So, what can you do to ensure your smile is going to stick around for quite a while? Our Cerritos, CA practice has helpful hints that will guide you through a lifetime of healthy teeth.
Hint: Brush Softer
We remind you that even the most basic of dental hygiene details can contribute you to enjoying optimal oral health, which includes strong, healthy teeth. While brushing and flossing is key, doing it correctly is very important. Don’t use a strong hand! Too much pressure, particularly during brushing, will lead to weakened, thinned enamel. Brush gently.
Hint: Get Your Vitamins And Minerals
Not interested in having to call us up for an emergency visit because you crack a weak tooth? No problem. Maintaining healthy teeth is accomplished, in part, by making sure they’re getting the nutrients they need, which is the same thing you need to do for all of the other tissues in your body! Remember to eat a balanced diet full of whole foods, as well as protein, and lots of calcium. Have questions about filling up on your vitamins and minerals? Have a quick chat with your doctor!
Hint: Kick Up The Fluoride
Keep your teeth right where they are by giving them the fluoride they require to remain strong and to avoid decay. If you’re not using fluoridated toothpaste, get started ASAP! If you’re struggling with weakening enamel, we may suggest fluoride rinse or treatment. See us soon for additional help with maintaining healthy teeth (and gums)!
Hint: Watch For Bruxism
Are you under the impression that you may be suffering from bruxism? If you’re a grinder or a clencher, this will certainly put your teeth under pressure, which can lead to fracturing, erosion, and eventually, serious damage. Speak with our team about whether bruxism disorder is affecting you, so we may quickly guide you toward a solution that protects your teeth.
Safeguard Teeth To Keep Them Strong With Our Help
Our team is happy to offer you the advice you need in order to keep your teeth strong and resilient, so they remain in one piece for life! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.