In last week’s post, we discussed how susceptible your smile is during an increase in hormones. When there is a surge in progesterone or estrogen, it can increase your risk of dental problems including periodontal disease, missing teeth and damaged gums. While you cannot control the hormones in your body, follow these 5 steps to keep your smile healthy no matter what is going on in your body.
1. Brush and floss regularly. This is the only way to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and bacteria from going haywire in your mouth.
2. Schedule and go to your regular dental check-ups. Dr. Strutz and her team are able to evaluate your oral health before you experience major problems when she is able to see her patients regularly.
3. Eat fruits and vegetables daily. They can help keep your smile healthy in between brushing and flossing.
4. Drink water throughout your day. Helping to stay hydrated can ensure that food is rinsed from your gums in between brushing.
5. Get problems taken care of right away. If your gums are swollen or bleeding don’t wait to get the help you need.
For more information on hormones and how they impact your smile, contact Dr.Judy Strutz and her team.