Four Signs You Have Excellent Oral Health and Should Keep Up the Good Work
There is a lot of advice on how to tell if you have poor oral health and what to do about it, but often much less time is spent discussing signs that you are actually taking great care of your teeth. Keep reading to learn four of the most common signs that you are taking great care of your teeth and should keep up the good work. Don’t forget that regular dental cleanings and exams are an essential part of good oral health care. You can contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to set up an appointment.
- Your Teeth Are White
- You Have Fresh Breath
- Your Mouth is Moist
- Straight Teeth
If you have white, unstained teeth, then this is a good sign that you have good oral health. If you smoke cigarettes, drink a lot of coffee, drink wine regularly, or eat foods with vinegar or soy sauce, then you might have a yellowish tint. While this does not actually damage the teeth, it does make them look less than healthy.
Another sign that you are taking good care of your teeth and gums is that you have fresh breath. One of the main causes of bad breath is a buildup of bacteria on your teeth, gums, and tongue. If you brush regularly and take care of your teeth, then you can generally count on good oral health.
Saliva production is essential to fight bacteria. It also works to help break down food and drinks when you eat or drink them. If you have a dry mouth, this could cause damage to your teeth. A dry mount can also cause digestion issues and certain illnesses.
Crooked teeth in and of themselves are not necessarily unhealthy, but it is much easier to keep straight teeth clean. Why? Because even surfaces are much easier to clean off with a toothbrush. It is also much easier to floss between straight teeth compared to crooked teeth. If you do not have straight teeth, there might be orthodontic options that are much less painful and more affordable than you might imagine.
Call Today to Make an Appointment with a Dentist
If you have not seen your dentist (or any dentist) for more than six months, then now is the time to get in contact. You can call California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 now to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health and keep it in great shape.