Your smile can accurately reflect your overall health. Maintaining your smile may help reduce your risk of diabetes complications, cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections. Maintaining good dental health can also help you protect your teeth, which play a critical role in eating a healthy diet. Good dental habits that can boost overall health include twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, a nutritionally balanced diet and regular dental checkups with our dentist in Beverly Hills.
Brushing and flossing are two of the easiest things you can do to maintain your dental health. Using fluoride toothpaste with a soft-bristled brush at least twice a day or after meals keeps plaque and disease-causing bacteria under control. Use dental floss to reach those hard-to-clean areas between your teeth and at the gumline.
A nutritious diet feeds not just your body but also your teeth. Look for foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and vitamin C. Produce, whole grain, lean proteins and dairy products are also important. Maintaining a healthy diet ensures that your teeth and gums have the nutrients they need to remain strong and healthy.
Finally, regular cleanings and checkups can keep your smile on a healthy track. Our dentist can evaluate your daily hygiene regimen and make recommendations based on your specific dental needs. We may also recommend preventative, restorative or cosmetic treatments that can keep your smile healthy, functioning and attractive.
If you are ready to learn more about how maintaining good dental health can contribute to better overall health, we can help. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.