Oral hygiene is very important in keeping healthy and avoiding medical problems such as gum disease and other infections. Your teeth need every great care possible and you should take good care of them. Although teeth vary in size and use of the person, they create the shape of our face and thus a smile is a big asset one can afford to take care of without been mean to their teeth. If you don’t take care of your teeth you will end up needing ceramic dental braces. These braces are not cheap so it’s good to follow these steps.
Tooth decay may cause your self esteem to go down due to bad breath or appearance and is very painful for you to endure. It may lead to other diseases which may require you needing braces or bridges when the teeth are lost. You should keep in mind to have a very healthy habit of brushing the teeth which will remove plaque. As opposed to chewing gum and have a temporary mentality that your teeth have been cleaned due to the fresh breath.
Well, this is not the case with chewing gum as opposed to brushing your teeth. Brushing will not take care of the food particles hidden in your teeth. A tooth brush will reach hard to reach places and for you to at least say they have cleaned you teeth by a brush well, they ought to at least brush for a few minutes.
During brushing your teeth do not forget to brush your tongue too since germs and bacterias in the mouth will also surround your tongue where odor forming bacteria always perforate. The toothbrush and toothpaste form a great part of the brushing routine, you should change your toothbrush and ensure it has soft bristles after every three months because a toothbrush which is not well maintained may cause more harm.
Electric toothbrushes are very efficient and help the disabled and if you want to use them you should consult their doctor. When placing a toothbrush you should ensure it’s in a clean place and it should be in an upright position to dry. Toothpaste should be chosen according to the sensitivity but you should choose a toothpaste which has fluoride for strengthening the enamel and also to whiten the teeth.
A good eating habit is an an essential part of good dental hygiene. You should avoid sugary food and stick to the healthy eating like eating fruits and solid food instead of candy. If You wants to chew gum, you should at least chew non-sugary gum because doctors have also recommended people to chew gum since it increases saliva production which will in turn reduce bacteria.
You should choose beverages like milk to whiten and strengthen the enamel and avoid those that have additives since they may make the teeth look dull. Water is also essential to hydration rather than coke and other drinks. You should consume calcium rich food or drinks like orange juice or supplements which should be used according to your age with Vitamin D. The food should also contain Vitamin B to protect the teeth from bleeding.
You should always remember dentists do exist because of your teeth. Regular checkups at the dentists for at least after every six months is recommendable as the doctor monitors your teeth for diseases. The dentist will diagnose you and also improve your health by giving you guidelines you may have not known.
Dental flossing is another way which although been a forgetful method, you should strive to keep it in the routine. You should try to floss once a day to remove plaque or if it is hard you should try twice per week. You may use dental floss picks or keep it traditional in accordance to your preference. It helps you reach places the tooth brush bristles will not reach and it is recommended you floss before brushing as it will help tarter build up reduce and also remove plaque for example using water picks. Remember is hard when you are trying to look good in ceramic braces so make sure you don’t ever need them!