We all know that taking care of our teeth is an important part of maintaining a beautiful smile and healthy lifestyle, but did you also know that it’s just as important to care for your gums? A few simple steps can play a major role in ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy and don’t develop into more serious oral health problems, such as gum disease.
It’s cold outside, and it’s tempting to stay in all day sipping hot chocolate and watching holiday movies. However, taking care of your to-do list over the winter break could place you in a better position to feel happy and balanced in 2020. If you’ve been postponing appointments that would improve your health and well-being, the cold months are a good time to get this type of appointment checked off your list. At Prairie Mall Dental, we can help you determine the right combination of general dentistry, cosmetic services, oral surgery, and gum treatments for your mouth.
Did you know that apples are considered to be ‘nature’s toothbrush’? Chewing the fibrous texture of the fruit and its skin can stimulate your gums, reduce cavity-causing bacteria and increase saliva flow. You can enjoy this delicious and healthy snack, which can also help your oral health. Just be sure to continue regular brushing and flossing too!