Do you think that your teeth and gums are getting sore? Do you feel hesitant to smile in the public? Is your love life getting affected due to the presence of bad breath in your mouth? Do you often feel pain in your gums and mouth? Have your bleeding gums been a cause of concern lately? All these oral problems are serious and can badly affect the overall health of a person. As Nadine Artemis, the writer of the book, “Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums” quoted, “Teeth are alive, and given the proper environment, they can regenerate; this is why internal factors that nourish the teeth are so important”. There are several factors that affect the smile of a person and they may not always be external reasons. The oral health of a person depends upon the internal factors also, and the physical health, maintenance of oral hygiene, food habits, brushing and flossing technique plays a vital role in maintaining the oral health of a person.
Strong, shiny and healthy teeth adds charm in the overall personality of a person. One sparkling smile can win the heart of the millions. It is extremely important to take good care of the teeth for maintaining the beauty and appearance of your smile.
Important Steps to Follow in a Regular Dental Care Program:
1. Brushing – Brush twice a day and use a dental toothbrush for proper cleaning of the teeth. Dental toothbrush has soft bristles and is specially designed, considering the general oral health of the people. Any local toothbrush with hard bristles can damage the enamel of the teeth.
2. Flossing – Flossing is a next step to oral care. The areas of the mouth that cannot be reached with a toothbrush can be easily cleaned with the help of a dental floss. Flossing must be done on a regular basis and can also be done after eating food that is sticky and sticks to the tooth’s surface.
3. Eat right food – Internal health of a person is highly responsible for affecting the oral health of a person. Avoid food that is acidic in nature as it tends to affect the bowel movement and produce acidic enzymes that causes discomfort to a person and damages the teeth over time. Avoid eating junk, sticky and sugar filled food and stick to fruits, vegetables, fluids, salads, eggs and lean meat.
4. Regular visit to a dentist – Visit your dentist regularly after every six months. Regular dental checkups help to find out the oral problems at a very initial stage, and treatment can be done as soon as the problem gets diagnosed.
5. Dental cleaning – Regular dental cleaning is important to maintain the sound oral health. It cleans the tartar that can badly affect the roots of the teeth, if left uncleaned.
Regular dental care routine can save your teeth from getting damaged, and you can enjoy the bliss of your original denture even in the old age.