How to Fight Oral Disease

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Oral disease is can completely destroy the oral health and smile. This is why your dentists encourage you to prevent oral disease as much as possible. Some of those diseases include dental cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and more. Some of these diseases can even threaten your life. So, to help you prevent these diseases, our dentist is happy to share some tips with you. Those tips are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: This means you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, rinse your mouth with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash daily, and visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. These things can help you remove the harmful substances from your teeth and gums that cause oral diseases.

-Watch what you eat: If you eat tooth-healthy foods, it can help you receive the nutrients necessary to prevent gum disease. Those nutrients are vitamins A and C. So, do your best to eat more dairy products, fruit, vegetables and protein as well as do your best to avoid acidic, sugary and high-carbohydrate foods.

-Avoid tobacco products: Tobacco is very dangerous for the smile. It can cause cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other oral and overall health problems. So, make sure to avoid tobacco products altogether.

If you have any questions about how to fight oral disease in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, please reach out to Adaptive Dental Associates at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 908-847-4498 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!