How do I Care for my Teeth as an Adult?
The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice good oral hygiene. Adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease, and these can lead to serious problems.
Throughout your adult life, it is important to continue to:
Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque, the sticky film on your teeth that is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and below your gumline, before it can harden into tartar. Once tartar has formed, it can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
Limit sugary or starchy foods and drinks, especially sticky snacks. The more often you snack between meals, the more chances you give the acids in plaque to attack your tooth enamel.
Visit Tooth Zone Blackwood Dental regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups.