Taking dental care is important to your oral health, and not just your oral health but your overall general health as well.
Keep your teeth strong, your smile bright, and stay healthy with these dental care tips!
Dental Care Tips
Brush and Floss Twice a Day for dental care.
While you should brush at least once a day, twice a day is best! The best time to brush is after you eat a meal. You need to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, making sure to cover all of your teeth.
Choose your tooth brush carefully and replace it on a regular basis:
There are many toothbrush options available, but soft-bristled and electronic toothbrushes are the best options for keeping your smile clean and bright. Both of these options provide gentle cleaning of your teeth without causing hard scrubbing or long-term damage such as receding gums and enamel loss.
Brushing your teeth and replacing your toothbrush both help to prevent bacteria. It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush after three months of use. If you’re not sure what toothbrush is best for you, make sure to ask at your next appointment.
- Pay attention to your tongue:
If left unclean, your tongue, like your teeth and gums, can become a breeding ground for a variety of bacteria. Consider purchasing a tongue scraper or a toothbrush with a scraper on the back to get rid of these bacteria. This small accessory will aid in the removal of bacteria and the improvement of your breath. The more thorough your hygiene routine, the cleaner your mouth will be.
- Regular Flossing:
Flossing is essential for good dental hygiene. This minor step is the only way to remove food that sticks between your teeth during the day before it changes to plaque. Flossing at least once a day, before bedtime or after each meal, helps to keep your gums healthy and prevents the formation of cavities. If flossing causes bleeding, you may have gingivitis or poor gum health. Not to worry, the more you floss, the better your gum health will be.
- Consider using of an antibacterial mouthwash for dental care:
Including mouthwash in your daily dental care routine provides additional protection against bacteria in your mouth. Mouthwash gets into crevices and soft tissue in your mouth where your brush may not reach.
- Drink Lots of Water:
Water is not only important for your overall health, but it encourages saliva production which is important for soothing the mouth by moistening it, lubricating it as you chew and swallow, and neutralising harmful acids. It also kills germs and prevents bad breath, protects teeth from decay and gum disease, strengthens enamel, and hastens wound healing.
- Avoid Sugary Foods:
You should not only pay attention to sugar in drinks, but also in the foods you eat. If you do eat a lot of sugar, make sure you brush your teeth well after eating. Sugar greatly increases the amount of plaque on your teeth, and if you have a sweet tooth it’s important to be even more conscious about how well you brush your teeth.
- Get Regular Calcium and Vitamin D:
Calcium is important for having strong teeth and dense bones. You can get a regular source of calcium from dairy products and nuts. To absorb calcium, your body needs Vitamin D, so make sure you are going outside and getting a good amount of sunlight every day.
- Quit smoking:
Smoking, in addition to causing serious health problems like oral cancer and lung cancer, can also cause tooth discoloration and bad breath. Smokers are more likely to have infected gums, weakened teeth, and a lower success rate with dental implants.
- See A Dentist Every 6 Months for dental care!
Most importantly, make sure you are visiting Partha Dental regularly! Dentists can thoroughly clean your teeth, and check for cavities, plaque and any other dental issues that need to be addressed.
Want to schedule your dental visit? Contact us today by calling 04041420000 or filling out our online contact form!