Your set of teeth helps in chewing food, talking and most importantly, smiling. They come in different shape and structure. These varied differences make it a little harder to take care of it. Teeth help us to chew and digest food. The way you pronounce all the words like you do is because of your teeth. Finally, teeth help to give our face its shape. A healthy smile is the greatest wealth a person can own. But to own a healthy smile, a healthy set of teeth are mandatory. It is important to take a good care of your teeth and gums.
Teeth and gums don’t get infected easily. But, after they do they get as bad as they can. The best way to take care of a disease is to prevent it. When oral hygiene is taken care of, u need not worry about your teeth decaying and your gums bleeding. There is a right way of taking care of the oral hygiene.
♦ Brush twice a day with an appropriate toothpaste that has fluoride content in it as it removes the plaque layer which is the main agent for causing tooth decay.
♦ Flossing is important as it helps in removing the unwanted and harmful content from the places a toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque deposits when left there for a long time becomes tartar which can only be removed by a professional dentist.
♦ The type of food we eat also plays a very vital role in oral care. Sugary and sticky items should be avoided whenever it can be. The snacks we take in between the meals paves way for more plaques which in turn damages the enamel.
♦ You should regularly get your teeth checked.
Even the gums can get infected. When the gums feel weak or appear reddish or bleed it means that they are infected and this should be taken to your dentist. Usually, gum infections are reversible in the initial stages. But, if you let them grow, they get out of hand and cause severe damage. Flossing appropriately keeps the gums clean and hygienic.
Sensitive teeth can become a problem as we grow older. This is because as we grow older the gums become weak and lose exposing the sensitive part of the teeth outside. Hence very cold and spicy food should be avoided at an older age. This problem could be solved partially by using an anti-sensitive toothpaste. But, if the problem persists you should consult your dentist.
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is a must. If it’s possible, you should try to brush after every meal. One should wait for thirty minutes before he brushes after any meal. This gives the enamel time to harden so that when we brush, the enamel doesn’t get brushed away. If this is followed every day, half the dental care is done for good.
If faced with any type of problem, usual or unusual, it is always better to take suggestions from people who have experience in dental care. The dentists from DENTIST BRIGHTON with all their expertise in this regard will suggest the best possible solution for all your problems.