While most people know that dental hygiene is important, many people fail to adequately care for their teeth. Flossing, brushing, and regular cleanings with a dentist can help manage and keep teeth and gums relatively healthy. If you have a sweet tooth, you may be more at risk of tooth decay and developing cavities. For some helpful tips and tricks, check out our list of 10 ways to help promote optimal oral health and prevent cavities:

  1. Eat healthy foods
  2. Chew sugar-free gum
  3. Avoid refined white sugar
  4. Brush your teeth in the morning
  5. Use a non-sugar based natural sweetener such as Xylitol
  6. Drink unsweetened black or green tea
  7. Consider oil pulling
  8. Rinse with tea tree oil (Melaleuca)
  9. Use a straw
  10. Snack on organic licorice

If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.