Your teeth can last a lifetime. With regular checkups at David Rice DDs in Elgin and a few daily precautions, you’ll go a long way toward making sure they do.
If you do any of the following, we recommend that you stop:
Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or compromised bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.
Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely efficient at eroding enamel.
Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away fragments of food and plaque between teeth.
Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.
At David Rice DDs in Elgin our general and family dentistry will help keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition. People from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne come to us for regular checkups, restorative dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment today!