What steps can I take to keep my teeth healthy?

It’s important for you to be proactive with your own oral health to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Our Queen Anne dental office has some tips to help you get the most out of your at-home hygiene and oral health care.


Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste removes plaque from your mouth before acid has a chance to adhere to your tooth. If you are unable to brush after every meal, make sure to at least rinse your mouth with water to free any debris from between your teeth.


Flossing cleans the small spaces between your teeth brushing can’t reach. Flossing is the most effective way for you to remove plaque and prevent cavities from forming in those tiny crevices.

Use a Mouth Rinse

Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse on a daily basis helps to kill bacteria and prevent plaque and tartar buildup. Mouth rinse is also helpful in cleansing the hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t reach.

Watch your Diet

Stay away from foods with a lot of sugar, junk foods, and starchy foods. Instead, choose foods rich in Vitamin C, like oranges and broccoli. Calcium-rich also promote healthy teeth. Be sure to include foods high in Vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium. Crunchy foods, especially vegetables, are also helpful because they can naturally carry debris off of your teeth as you chew.

If you’d like to learn more about taking care of your oral health at home, please contact our Queen Anne dental office.