Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Have Pristine Teeth: Simple Dental Care Tips

Maintaining a perfect set of teeth is not easy to pull off, it’s actually a lot of work. Your teeth are some of the hardest working parts of your body—they need care as much as any other body part, if not more for their visibility and importance in a holistic and social context. Here are a few simple ways you can ensure your teeth will always be in good shape.

Brush and floss your teeth regularly. Brushing and flossing ensure that your teeth are clean and that there are no visible debris left for a colony of bacteria to feed on and form plaque, and eventually cause tooth decay. You need to brush at least twice a day, usually after meals. Choose toothbrushes with small heads and soft bristles so you can get better access to your back teeth; softer bristles are gentler on your gums. A thorough brushing will take two to three minutes.

Improve your diet. Teeth get their most damage from foods.  If your usual diet is generally unhealthy, try to change your diet that is kinder to your teeth. Limit the amount of acidic drinks that you consume like soft drinks and fruit juices; these soften the tooth and dissolve tooth enamel. Also, reduce your intake of sugary food. Bacteria that cause tooth decay and plaque feed on the sugar in them.

Regular Dental Check-ups. A dentist would be able to find out if there are any emerging dental problems. They can also do a thorough cleaning of your teeth, much more thorough than a daily brushing can do, so make sure, along with daily brushing and flossing, a regular visit to your dentist becomes part of your oral maintenance schedule.


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