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Being an exposed part of your body, the mouth is one of the most vulnerable parts. We tend to capture lots of diseases through it, without even realizing. We can consider it as the “window” of the body, through which germs get a path to enter! So, never ignore the problems like gum bleeding, toothache as these might be symptoms of some severe disease like oral cancer, stomach ulcers, and obesity.
Moreover, a healthy mouth boosts your self-confidence by improving your social relations.
Here are some of the tips to improve your dental health:
- Do not forget to brush twice a day.
It is a simple ask and hardly takes 10 minutes of your time, but most us tend to take it very casually. When you brush in the morning, it gives a fresh start to your day, while removing any plaque on the teeth and the bacteria. A lot happens inside your mouth while you are asleep. As we see in the advertisements, in realty bacteria do form from any leftover food on your teeth. So, it advised to get rid of them before going to bed, to prevent them from the bacterial formation, and tooth decay.
- Buy a good toothbrush.
You need not be using an electronic or super-costly brush, but you must not use a toothbrush with hard bristles. This hampers your gums affects the enamel on your teeth. So, invest in some good quality toothbrush with soft bristles. Also, do not be too harsh on your teeth and gums. Take some time to brush, and move the toothbrush in a circular motion. Also, make sure to clean the inner portion of the teeth and the tongue’s surface.
- Floss regularly
Food particles often get stuck in such parts of your mouth where the brush cannot reach. Thus, if these are left untouched, they can be the den of germs causing a dental health issue. So, it is imperative to floss as flossing reaches those parts of your mouth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Brushing is incomplete without flossing.
- Use mouthwash
Mouthwash is not just for giving you fresh breath! Its benefits are much beyond it – it helps in strengthening teeth and preventing oral diseases. When you rinse your mouth with a medicated mouthwash, you reduce the chances of acid formation inside your mouth, prevent the formation of bacteria and gum diseases. Mouthwash also helps you to heal those portions inside the mouth where your toothbrush’s bristles cannot reach.
- Choose your toothpaste carefully
While there is a number of brands selling toothpaste and all constitutes of majorly the same ingredients, it at times become tough to select the best one. Therefore, if you are not suffering from tooth or gum sensitivity, while purchasing your toothpaste, confirm that it contains fluoride.
Fluoride helps in fighting with germs effectuality and protects your teeth from decay. However, if you have some dental problem, then you should consult your doctor and take his advice on the toothpaste as using the correct toothpaste is vital for good oral hygiene.
• Follow a good diet
A healthy diet consisting of vitamins, minerals, good carbs, and protein is not only important for overall health development, but it also plays a vital role in dental health. Calcium is crucial for your teeth, and it must be consumed through food like almonds, green leafy vegetables, and milk products.
Reduce the consumption of sugar, aerated drinks, and sweetened products as these are highly harmful to your teeth. Sugar acts as a catalyst that reacts with the bacteria in your mouth and helps in forming acid, which corrodes the enamel on your teeth.
Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your entire body hydrated and your teeth protected.
It is important to imbibe good oral habits from childhood and parents play a vital role in it. Kids tend to eat more sweet dishes than us, and they are also not as apt as us in cleaning their mouth. So, taking care of their dental health is more challenging and needs to be done more cautiously to ensure that they have safe adulthood.
- Visit the dentist
Whether you are suffering from any dental problem or not, it is a good habit to visit the dentist 2 times a year, as a precautionary measure and to deal with any disease before it aggravates.