By Dr C. Sharath Babu
Prosthodontist and Implantologist
Published on 03/10/2022
It's hard to forget childhood memories of having those candies and chocolates. These sweet things used to make our day!
Many of us still crave for them! Because of our sweet tooth, we often ignore or forget what impact it may have on our dental health.
Good dental health is a significant part of our overall health. We often neglect dental health care and don't keep it as a priority, thus inviting various dental problems, such as tooth decay, tooth pain, sensitivity, gingivitis (gum diseases), bad breath, etc.
Taking care of your oral health is not rocket science. If we follow simple oral hygiene tips, we can have strong teeth and healthy gums.
Follow the below-mentioned dental care tips to have a healthy mouth.
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Take care of your tongue hygiene
- Choose fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing teeth
- Use mouthwash
- Drink more water
- Avoid consuming sugary and acidic foods.
- Go to the dentist at least twice a year.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a good habit, as brushing removes germs and plaque from the teeth surfaces and helps maintain good dental hygiene.
Do not forget to clean your tongue. Plaques can also get accumulated on your tongue's surface. An unclean tongue can cause oral health issues, such as bad breath and mouth ulcers. Use a tongue cleaner every time you clean your tongue
Choose fluoride toothpaste as this substance plays a vital role in oral health. Fluoride is an effective and powerful anti-cavity agent and protects the teeth against demineralization and hardens tooth enamel against acids due to the bacteria in the mouth.
Many people who brush their teeth regularly do not floss. Doctors explain that flossing isn't just removing little bits of food between your teeth; it's a method of stimulating the gums, reducing plaque, and helping reduce inflammation in the area. Flossing once a day is usually a teeth care tip at home.
Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse, oral rinse is an integral part of daily dental hygiene. It freshens your breath if you have severe chronic bad breath (halitosis) and prevents tooth decay and gum diseases.
Drinking sufficient water is crucial for your overall health and enhances your dental health. Consuming water after each meal can help remove leftover food particles in the mouth, diluting the bacterial acids in the mouth and preventing dry mouth.
A dry mouth can cause many oral issues like bad breath, easy accumulation of bacteria which can cause tooth decay.
Sugary turns into acid in the mouth, which can lead to enamel erosion of the teeth resulting in cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also cause tooth enamel erosion. While you don't have to avoid such foods entirely, it never hurts to be aware.
Your daily eating habits are crucial to your overall oral health. Even the most diligent brushers and flossers require regular visits to the dentist. One should see a dental doctor twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. A dentist will not only remove calculus and check for tooth cavities, but they can also identify potential dental problems and offer treatment options.
Frequent dental checkups are important for good dental care. Visit a dental doctor if you have any kind of tooth pain or dental-related problems. A dental visit will help you to prevent dental problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis or dental caries.Take care of your teeth to have a beautiful smile!
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