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We’re all aware of the simple things you should do on a daily basis in order to keep your teeth – and mouth – healthy. You need to brush, floss, and use mouthwash on a regular basis.

However, at times those simple steps just aren’t enough to give you the oral health you need. There’s a proven link between your oral and systemic health, and if you neglect one the other with suffer.

That’s why our team here at White Pearl Dentistry wants to inform you of some other easy ways to take your oral health to the next level.

Quit soda

This may be hard for some people, but soda has two major ingredients that do a number on your enamel – phosphoric and citric acid. A can or more of soda a day will gradually soften your enamel, meaning you’re far more susceptible to cavities and other forms of tooth decay.

Use the right brush

This bit of advice may have you scratching your head, but it’s worth noting. If you don’t use the right brush, your teeth aren’t getting cleaned as effectively. Use a brush with softer bristles, and replace it every three months.

Lower your blood pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure, that can put a strain on your oral health. The two may not seem directly connected, but research has proven they are. The reason behind this is if you’re eating foods that raise your blood pressure, you’re likely eating foods that aren’t great for your oral health.

If you need help establishing a better oral health routine, or have more questions about overall oral health, please feel free to call us today at 734-222-0055 to get your questions answered.