How to Care for your Teeth
Teeth are important part of our body that should be taken good care of to avoid tooth problems and make you look good. It requires good oral hygiene, eating a healthy diet and getting treated by the dentist in case of any problems.
In this article, we are looking at the way to take care of our teeth the proper way.
Brushing two times daily
Brushing should be done at least for two minutes, don’t skip or rush while brushing so to clean the tooth thoroughly. Replace your toothbrush at least every three months; this applies also to electric tooth brushes. Children should also start brushing as soon as their baby teeth starts growing, it helps makes their teeth healthy.
Use fluoride toothpaste
Fluoride strengthens the enamel on our teeth. It helps protect our teeth from decay. Children between the ages of two-six should be supervised while brushing with fluoride toothpaste to avoid swallowing it.
Flossing helps remove the food particles, plaque and bacteria that build up between the teeth. It is advised that your floss before brushing to help scrap the side of the teeth and enable the fluoride to get in and strengthen the enamel.
It kills bacterial and keeps bad breath under control. Buy commercial mouth wash or use a salt solution (warm water and salt).
Clean your Tongue
Brushing of the tongue help clean the tongue, remove food particles and bacteria on the surface of the tongue. Brushing your tongue thoroughly and don’t swallow the bacteria that your scraped from the tongue.
Avoid smoking, it gives you bad breath stains your teeth, increases the risk of gum disease and mouth cancer. To help improve more and care for your teeth, avoid smoking, smoking decreases the saliva flow which allows bacteria to thrive in your mouth.
Sugar when broken down by the saliva and bacteria in our mouth, produces an acid. This acid dissolves the enamel of our teeth. Avoid taking sugar rich foods, snacks etc.
High consumption of alcohol is unhealthy for the teeth, it degrades the enamel. Moderate your intake of alcohol to help care for your teeth.
Eat teeth cleaning fruits
Some fruits keep the teeth healthy, they help massage the gum. Some of the fruits are: Apples, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, carrots, broccoli etc.
Use sugar free gum
Chewing gum causes the production of saliva that aid in the breaking down of food and removal of food particle. Sugary chewing gum raises the risk of cavities
Visit a dental professional
You should visit a dental professional once in 6months so that your dental health remains checked. During these visits, you are examined to identify problems and keep your protected from them.
Doing all these keeps your teeth healthy and strong, makes you look nice too.