Poor oral condition can lead to dental issues such as tooth decay and bad breath (halitosis) which might be an indication of gum disease. Imagine people shying away from you because of your bad breath? Not only can that be demoralising but it could potentially cause you to lose teeth due to gum disease.
To avoid this happening, correct oral hygiene care is key. Today’s post gives you 10 tips you can use to improve your oral health:
Things to Avoid
If you’re a smoker, then it is high time that you considered stopping smoking. Smoking not only stains your teeth but also causes a higher risk of gum disease and other dental health issues.
Some people have the tendency to eat food in-between meals. If you’re one of them, avoid taking sugary food items, which can react with the bacteria in your teeth’s plaque. Acidic food items are also a no-no. They react with your tooth’s enamel, which is the outer protective layer and can cause its gradual erosion, resulting in tooth pain and sensitivity.
Things To Practice
Brushing your teeth twice daily for good oral health is a must. But, don’t do so right after eating your food. Wait for an hour or so for your teeth’s enamel to harden properly.
Spend at least two minutes to brush your teeth daily for lowering the risk of gum disease or tooth decay. Since it isn’t easy to keep track of the time, think about listening to a song, which usually takes two to four minutes each time you brush your teeth. Then brushing your teeth becomes a fun activity rather than a chore.
Using an antibacterial mouth rinse twice daily is also a good move. Apart from keeping your mouth sweet-smelling for hours, the rinse helps to remove unwanted bacteria from your mouth. In addition to brushing, flossing your teeth twice daily is also important. Flossing can get rid of whatever food debris that may have stuck in between your teeth or in any cracks on your teeth. For a thorough job of cleaning your teeth, brush your teeth first and then, floss your teeth while enjoying your favourite song.
Bear in mind that regular brushing causes your toothbrush to wear out eventually. Change your toothbrush once it happens or after any illness you may have had. Also, make sure that the toothpaste you use has fluoride, which is capable of strengthening your teeth’s enamel and thus, making it more resistant to tooth decay.
Things to Keep Track Of
Sometimes, there is hidden sugar in food items as in the case of ready-made meals. So be careful of what you take for your meal. Also, look out for any warning signals like bleeding, higher tooth sensitivity and swollen gums.
The Smile & Implant Centre: Dental Appointment in Leciester
Since prevention is better than cure, visiting a reputable and experienced dentist for regular dental check-ups is a wise move. Your dentist will be able to perform a thorough oral examination to check that you don’t have dry mouth or any other similar issue. Additionally a visit to a dental hygienist will allow you to carry out expert cleaning of your teeth. So keep track of your scheduled dental appointments and attend them. If you are looking for a dentist in Leciester please contact The Smile & Implant Centre today to book an appointment. Call us direct on: 0116 254 1298.