How to Achieve Healthy Teeth and Gums

Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is one of the most important parts of your health regime? You might already go to the gym regularly, take care of cardio health and weight lifting, and make sure to eat a balanced diet – but do you consciously know how to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums? After all, if you don’t take care of them, you’re not going to get a second set from your dentist. So follow our tips for sparking healthy teeth and gums.


Discard your bad habits

These include smoking and excess sugar! Smoking obviously has a ton of negative effects on your health, but some of the top effects include yellowing your teeth and creating a breeding ground for bacteria and plaque. And when you’re consuming too much sugar, this also creates an environment for teeth to rot. Not to mention, eliminating both of these habits will give you more energy, and reduce your chance of cancer and other diseases.


Flossing is one of the most important habits you can start to improve your oral health. If you already floss once per day, increase that to twice per day (morning and evening.) It’s just as important, if not more so, than brushing.

Regular dental checkups

You may see your bi-annual dental appointment coming up, and be tempted to skip it. But don’t do it! Your visits to the dentist are extremely important to keep if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You will get a deeper cleaning than you can do yourself, a fluoride treatment, and a thorough check for signs of any problems coming up.

Use the right toothbrush

Of all the weapons in your health and beauty arsenal, you may not currently give much thought to your toothbrush. After all, it’s one of the simplest items you use everyday. But keep in mind that its effectiveness is reduced after about 3 months, so you may need to replace it to make sure you’re doing the best job brushing that you can!

About the Dentistry

Life Dental and Well Being is a family exeter dentist practice committed to providing you the best quality dental care there is. From general dentistry and cosmetic procedures to implants, their team of professionals will help you achieve your ideal smile. Call them today at 01392 248691 for a free consultation, visit their website, or stop by the clinic at 31 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SR.