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Oral Health Tips for Young Adults

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According to stats provided by the American Dental Association, the highest number of dental patients in the country, are young adults aged between 15 years and 23 years. This is the age at which most people begin to fully understand themselves properly and part of this self-discovery entails seeking proper dental healthcare.

Here at Vita Dental Spring, we receive thousands of young adults with a myriad of dental complications every year. From teens looking to get braces to enhance the appearance of their teeth to young adults looking to get veneers, we are the preferred destination for young adults here in Texas.

As part of helping the young adults achieve the oral health they so strive to get, we always offer free advice to these adults both during consultation and through our newsletter and blog posts. In this blog post for instance, we want to provide oral health tips specifically for young adults to help them get the dream smiles. Here are the professional oral health tips for young adults as provided by Vita Dental Spring;

Oral Health Tips for Young Adults

Stay hydrated

Young adults have teeth which are just about maturing and water is essential in ensuring that the teeth develop as required. It is therefore important to stay hydrated by drinking as much water as possible to ensure that your dental health is in good shape as you transition into adulthood.

Chew sugarless gum and sugarcane

Although it looks and sounds old-school, chewing sugar cane is very good for your oral health as a young adult. Sugar cane contains vital nutrients needed in the body and also serves as a practice for your teeth. Chewing sugarless gum is also as important as chewing cane. Your teeth will be stronger and more immune to infections.

Floss after meals

Although brushing is efficient, it doesn’t quite get rid of all the food remnants from the crevices between teeth. This is where flossing comes in and will help get rid of the small particles lodged in between the teeth when you eat. Without flossing, these particles accumulate and will soon cause dental decay. As a young adult therefore, you should take time out and floss your teeth thoroughly.

Maintain your daily brushing routine

Young adults are incredibly careless when it comes to the simple things that constitute good oral hygiene. Young adults often overlook brushing their teeth despite knowing that it is the surest way of keeping their teeth healthy all year round.

Use mouthwashes

Young adults are the biggest culprits when it comes to consuming junk, candy and other unhealthy foods. These foods leave behind remnants which even a thorough brushing can’t get rid of.  After brushing, the only way to ensure that the bacteria are all eliminated is to use a good quality mouthwash.

Avoid too much alcohol consumption

Alcohol is not just harmful to your young liver, it will compromise your oral health. It accelerates the development of cavities and dental decay and causes bad breath in the mouth. Substitute your love for alcohol with natural juice or milk and your oral health will have improved drastically. If you have binge on alcohol, then ensure that you thoroughly brush your teeth afterwards.

Eat nutritious fruits

Fruits are rich in vitamin and other nutrients required for proper development of teeth. Fruits such as apples, oranges, melon and grapes are not only nutritious but help with strengthening your teeth as you chew.

Visit your dentist on a regular basis

Just because you are too busy at work or are going to school daily, it does not mean that you should stop making regular visits to your dentist. If anything, this is the time that you should me more aggressive about dental visits as your teeth are most vulnerable at this point. Explain any problem to the dentist and follow all the instructions the dentist gives you concerning diet and maintaining good oral health.

Maintain a healthy diet

Old-fashioned and cliché as it sounds, your oral health depends on the type of food that you take. Be mindful of the foods that your sink your teeth into. Junk and candy might look fancy and sweet but they ultimately have a detrimental effect on your oral health. Here at Vita Dental Spring, we advocate for consumption of natural meals, fruits and non-sugary foods.

If you need more advice on how you can keep your teeth healthy and in good shape as a young adult, then look no further than our way here at Vita Dental Spring. We offer professional advice to our young clients and provide them with tips on how to ensure that their oral health is in top shape.

Besides tips, Vita Dental Spring offers the best professional dental services for people of all ages. From braces, veneers, implants to root canals, Vita Dental Spring offers the best services at very affordable market prices. Give us a call today and we will be of service to you.