Friday, 1 November 2013

Good Oral Care and Hygiene

To keep your gums and teeth healthy, it is very important to follow a good oral hygiene routine. This would keep your mouth fresh and without germs which are responsible for bad breath. A good oral hygiene would ensure pink and healthy gums that do not bleed after brushing. It would also ensure that you do not have cavities.

Bleeding of gums after brushing or flossing means you are not following a good oral hygiene and care routine and it is time that you visit a dentist who can help you in learning and practicing good dental habits. Bleeding gums is associated with persistent bad breath as well which is a very big problem. Make sure of visiting a good dentist who will teach the correct techniques that would keep your teeth and gums healthy. They would check your teeth thoroughly and also draw your attention to the areas which needs special care. 
How to practice good oral hygiene?

Healthy teeth and gums ensure that your feel fresh and also boost your confidence in public places. They ensure you look and feel good. Also, you do not have to experience pain while drinking or eating something which is extremely hot or cold. So, if you can take care of your teeth in the proper way, you will enjoy a healthy life style as good teeth and gums ensure your and your family’s complete well being. 
Make sure of brushing your teeth 2 times daily and make flossing a daily habit to prevent tooth and gum decay. These two simple techniques will prevent your teeth from getting into any sort of trouble which would require expensive and painful treatments. We know that a cavity in the teeth requires root canalling and the likes which are quite expensive. It can also mean extracting your tooth completely which is really painful. Cavities not only affect the tooth but also the delicate nerve tissues.

It is also advisable to pay your dentist regular visits. Also make sure of taking an expert’s help if you feel any kind of pain in your tooth or gums. Most of us do not pay much heed initially and wait for the pain to subside and end up paying thousands of bucks to the dentist later when the problem gets serious. Apart from these, a healthy and balanced diet is also good for the teeth and gums. Do not eat too much of junk and spicy food. Avoid starchy food as well to prevent cavities. Use dental products that contain fluoride. Choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles and make sure of replacing them after two to three months. 
What causes teeth decay?

Plaque is responsible for most of our dental problems. If food particles get attached to our teeth, bacteria grow. These bacteria produce acid which decays our teeth. This can also lead to periodontal problems. These bacteria cause serious infection and destroy the nerve endings and tissues present beneath the teeth and under the gum. Brushing and flossing can prevent the growth of such bacteria and is the prime step towards a good oral hygiene and care.

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