Teeth are AWESOME! They do more than just help us chew our food. They make us smile, laugh, and talk, things we often take for granted.
This World Oral Health Day, let’s celebrate healthy smiles and laughs by making sure we follow these simple steps
- Visit Your Dentist:
Visit your dentist at least once in every 6 months. Straight Teeth are no longer just for looks, tooth problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, systemic infections, an inability to eat or speak properly and other health issues. Crooked or crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss.
- Use enough — but not too much – fluoride:
The single biggest advance in oral health has been fluoride, which strengthens enamel, making it less likely to decay. Many toothpastes and mouth rinses also contain fluoride. Fluoride should be used sparingly in young children — no more than a pea-sized dab on the toothbrush. Too much can cause white spots on teeth.
- Brush a minimum of Twice a Day.
Healthy habits like brushing and cleaning between your teeth go a long way in preventing cavities and keeping a healthy smile. Remember to brush for two minutes, twice a day & do not forget to rinse vigoursly after eating something.
- Avoid Tobacco completely:
it will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Like a one-two punch, when you smoke you tend to consume more candies, tea, or coffee to mask the smoky breath and odour. This doubles the amount of damage caused.
- Clean your tongue:
When you clean the surface of your tongue daily, you remove countless bacteria that otherwise live, particularly on the rougher top surface of your tongue.
- Don’t ignore the signs:
If you are having tooth and jaw pain make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist needs to diagnose the underlying cause and correct it before it turns into a greater problem.
- Limit Sodas, Coffee, and Alcohol
What you put in your mouth affects your general health and that of your teeth and gums. Sugar, coffee, and alcohol are particularly bad are they stick to your teeth providing cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth something to feed on. Once this happens, acid is produced that can cause holes to form in your enamel.
We hope you find the above information useful. Feel free to email us