Proper Oral Hygiene and Dental Care

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To prevent gum disease, periodontal, and other dental problems, we need good dental hygiene. We have gathered some of the tips from experts in the field to help you maintain a good and impressive smile.

 

What the experts advise

Dental experts commonly advise brushing at least twice a day regularly to alleviate gum and dental diseases. Make sure that the gum line and tooth area come into contact with the bristles of the toothbrush. Brushing using an up and down motion is the most effective way to clean the surface of your teeth.

Flossing if not after every meal, at least once a day to remove trapped particles in between the teeth will also help fight against the buildup of plaque around your teeth and gums. This will ultimately fight bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay and prevent development of infections in the fragile tissues around your teeth.

Limit your intake of alcohol, soda, and coffee because they contain a high level of phosphorous which depletes the body’s absorption of calcium. They can also cause staining in your teeth overtime and with excessive use. On the other hand, you can choose healthier drinks like milk which not only hydrates the body but helps to strengthen the teeth and build a stronger tooth enamel.

Using mouthwash alongside brushing and flossing helps kill bacteria present in the mouth and avoids bad breath. Visiting your dentist regularly also helps prevent dental diseases.

 

Effect of poor dental hygiene

If you are not observing proper dental hygiene, plaque collect around the gum line and at the base of your teeth causing inflammation of the gums. It is the primary cause of tooth decay and many other gum disease. Observing good oral hygiene is the only way to avoid such complications.

 

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