Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home

To maintain the health of one's teeth and gums, oral hygiene is mandatory. Practices like getting regular dental examinations and brushing twice a day are important. And oral health is more than just about cavities and gum disease; your general health is also dependent on it.

The following are some of the proven methods for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

  • Brushing Regularly, but Not Vigorously¬†

Brushing your teeth twice a day is one of the most essential routines for eliminating plaque and bacteria and keeping your teeth clean. But brushing would only be effective if the person does it properly.

Brushing should cover the front, rear, and top of each tooth and need to be done in tiny circular strokes. This procedure takes around two to three minutes to complete. People should avoid back-and-forth sawing motions.

  • Floss at Least Once a Day

Flossing may remove plaque and germs from between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot. It can aid in eliminating dirt and food that has been lodged between the teeth which would otherwise cause bad breath.

  • Quit Smoking

Tobacco smoking impairs the body's ability to heal tissues, particularly those in the mouth, and weakens the immune system. Tobacco use is a risk factor for gum disease, and smokers may have poor healing after a dental operation.

Smoking also impacts the aesthetics of the mouth, causing yellowing of the teeth and tongue besides giving your breath an unpleasant odor.

  • Limit Intake of Starchy and Sugary Foods

Sugar consumption can cause cavities and other dental health issues, according to research. Candy and pastries are common offenders, but many processed meals also include added sugar. The American Dental Association advocates drinking water or unsweetened tea during the daytime and drinking sugar-sweetened beverages only during meal times and in small amounts.

  • See Your Dentist Regularly

Experts suggest that patients need to visit a dentist for a checkup every six months. A dentist will clean the teeth and remove plaque and hardened tartar during a normal dental checkup. The dentist will also examine you for visible indicators of cavities, gum disease, mouth cancer, and other oral health problems. Early detection of such issues can help to nip them in the bud.

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Premier Arts Dental at 4400 U.S. 9 #3200, Freehold Township, NJ 07728. Call us at (732) 702 2787 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

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