6 Easy Tips from Dentist Seth Keiles to Keep Your Mouth in Top Condition!
A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an easy way to stay healthy. Research has shown that poor oral hygiene is linked to a number of health conditions like heart disease and liver problems. Here are some easy tips from dentist Seth Keiles to add to your regular dental routine to keep your mouth in top condition.
1. Ditch the dairy.
Milk products can change the acidity in your mouth, creating an environment that favors an overgrowth of bacteria.
2. Tone up your tongue.
Use a tongue brush or separate, soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your tongue, making sure to brush the back close to the throat to clean away the most bacteria.
3. Water it down.
Staying hydrated helps your body produce saliva, which is your mouth’s first defense against invading germs. Drinking plenty of water will help boost saliva and even out acidity in your mouth.
4. Freshen up.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, celery, and carrots can help freshen breath and boost your body’s ability to fight of bacteria.
5. Curb the cola.
Cut down on sugary drinks like sodas, fruit juices, and flavored coffees, which can erode your teeth and cause breath. If you do drink them, use a straw to keep the liquid away from your teeth.
6. Change it up.
Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush at least every three months to keep your mouth clean. GoodMouth, a subscription service created by Dr. Keiles, keeps track for you, and sends you a new toothbrush as often as once a month.
About GoodMouth: GoodMouth is a toothbrush subscription service that ensures customers always have fresh toothbrushes. Personalized brushes are chosen to fit each client’s specifications, from mouth size to sensitivity. New brushes are sent at least every three months for only $4.95 per month. GoodMouth also gives back, and donates two free brushes or the equivalent in dental care to someone in need for every new subscription. Made with no BPAs, GoodMouth brushes use only the finest quality materials for your best brush every time.
About Dr. Seth Keiles
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER / CO-FOUNDER, GOODMOUTH
Dr. Keiles was introduced to dentistry early, spending summers working in his father's California office. He began practicing dentistry in Palo Alto where he grew a comprehensive care and preventive-focused private practice and was a founder of OnSite Dental Care. He was also a founder of the OnSite Dental Foundation, which provided care to at-risk families. He continues his efforts to care for those in need through the Giving Goodness Program. Dr. Keiles earned his Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The New York State Dental Association and Ninth District Dental Association. He also recently finished the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 51 degree water.
GoodMouth was founded on the principle that old toothbrushes can harbor bacteria and cause easily preventable oral diseases. From helping you choose the right toothbrush to ensuring that you always have fresh toothbrushes, no matter how hectic life becomes, GoodMouth does the legwork to bring you better health. Subscriptions are available monthly, bimonthly, or once every three months for just $4.95 per delivery, and subscribers are able to cancel at any time throughout the year. A GoodMouth subscription also benefits the millions of Americans without access to dental healthcare by providing someone in need with two brushes or the equivalent in dental care.
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