Dr. James Heaton
Convenient Saturday Appointments Available
Serving the Areas of Chandler and Tempe, AZ

5 Important Tips from Your Chandler Dentist

September 27, 2018

We tend to assume that our teeth will last for years, but having healthy teeth and gums may require your effort than just taking it for granted. Taking care of your teeth is very essential to your oral health and overall general health. Here are a few tips which can help you keep the teeth bright & strong.

Tip 1: Brush and Floss

While you need to brush at least once a day, and twice a day is considered the best. The best way to keep your mouth clean is to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at the same time. Every time you brush your teeth, make sure you brush at least 2 minutes so you can cover all the teeth.

Tip 2: Drink Plenty of Water

Water is an essential beverage not just for your overall general health but also for your dental health, it encourages the production of saliva which is very important for healthy teeth. Compared to other sugary beverages, water is much better and healthier for your oral health. Sugar consumption allows bacteria on your teeth to create plaque out of sugar. Hence drinking lots of water will wash away these sugary remains on your teeth, avoiding plaque creation.

Tip 3: Avoid Sugary Foods

You should avoid eating sugary foods and drinks. If you do drink or eat sugary items, make sure you clean your mouth by brushing your teeth. Sugar is the main cause for plaque buildup on your teeth. Thus always make sure you keep your mouth clean and hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Tip 4: Get Vitamin D and Calcium

Calcium is very essential for strong and healthy bones. Eat dairy products and calcium-rich foods so that your body gets a regular source of calcium. In order to absorb the calcium, you need Vitamin D which can be easily obtained from sunlight. Make sure to get a good amount of sunlight every day so that your body can absorb calcium.

Tip 5: Visit a Dentist Regularly

Last but not final, make sure you regularly visit a dentist in Chandler AZ. A dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth for any potential issues that need to be addressed. Like any other relationship, having good communication with your local dentist is the key to keep your mouth healthy. Your mouth is thoroughly cleaned and checked for cavities and other dental problems so they don’t develop further.

Want to schedule a regular dental checkup? Contact us today by calling us on (480) 899-9484 or filling out our online contact form. Cheers! We are open on Saturdays too!


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Smiles of Chandler, 4940 W Ray Rd #8, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
  • Smiles of Chandler,
    4940 W Ray Rd #8,
    Chandler, AZ - 85226, USA
  • (480) 899-9484
  • Mon & Tue : 8am – 5pm Wednesday : 7am – 6pm Thursday : 7am – 5pm Friday : 7am – 2pm Saturday : 7am – 1pm Sunday : Closed
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