A lot of people think that oral health is all about spending a couple of minutes on brushing your teeth on daily basis, some might take some more time and do some flossing. But oral health is a lot more than that, and it’s not just about improving your smile and keeping, clean white teeth. Oral health can actually contribute to healthy heart, stomach, and a lot more. So it’s important to follow the tips given below.
Brushing your Teeth:
Yes, that’s not enough, but these are the very basics, and something you should do on regular basis. While brushing your teeth, don’t just think of whitening your teeth, instead, think of it as a cleansing ritual. Mainly because when we are thinking about the looks, we will spend all the time on brushing the front teeth. Choose a good quality brush, and paste, and brush your teeth twice. Spend ample time, do it gently and spend some time on each and every tooth.
Gums & Tongue:
People keep worrying about their teeth, and don’t bother taking care of gums, which is strange because, gums are as important as teeth, and same goes for your tongue. You can use tongue scrapper for tongues and dental floss to keep healthy gums. Ask your doctor to suggest a good mouthwash, which is anti-bacterial and anti inflammatory.
You are what you eat, and diet is doubly important for oral health. First because you need the right nutrition for healthy teeth or gums, and second because certain food can particles can get stuck in teeth and result in plaque, which is quite damaging. Sugary food, candies, sodas, etc. are some of the most common culprits, resulting in bacterial infections and plaques. On the other hand, you need to eat plenty of healthy food, including but not limited to milk, dairy products, nuts, meat, fruits, and vegetables. Try to eat sugar free products; eating a lot of sugar is like feeding and strengthening the bacteria in the mouth. Not to forget smoking, which is harmful in more than one ways, for example the teeth, gums, tissues, and can even result in oral cancer. So, you need to try and quit smoking.
Regularly visiting a qualified dentist can save you from big troubles later on. Because they will be able to sense tooth decay, diseases, plaque, quite early, and the earlier you can start to deal with these problems the better. So visiting your dentist every 5 – 6 months is worth the expense.