You wouldn’t want to be stuck in a scenario where that post dinner smile reveals a piece of coriander stuck in the tooth. Also think twice before gobbling those threaded onions at a restaurant.
Going all the way from your room to the basin to brush your teeth post the midnight munching can be quite a task. But when you are appreciated by the dentist at the regular check-up, your hard work would have paid off.
Make a good impression.
Dental care is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems including cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) diseases, and bad breath.
Some basics to be followed for oral health are:
· Brush and floss regularly: It is good practice to take the time to brush your teeth twice a day. After every meal, it is recommended that you floss to prevent the food from getting stuck between the teeth, plaque formation, and tooth decay.
· Use a fluoride-based toothpaste: Fluoride-based toothpastes prevent tooth decay and cavities.
· Replace your toothbrush periodically: Toothbrushes should be changed once every three to four months.
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The quality of food you eat affects your teeth. While junk food isn’t good for your waistline, it isn’t good for the teeth as well. Sugary foods should ideally be avoided as it encourages plaque formation. Using tobacco products may cause gum diseases. So tobacco and second hand smoke should be avoided. Acidic foods that remains on the teeth can also demineralize teeth, eventually causing cavities.
Foods that are good for your muscles and bones are also good for your teeth and gums. Foods rich in vitamin B and fruits and vegetables contribute to healthy gum tissues. Lean meat, fish, and poultry provide magnesium and zinc for teeth.
Regular or periodical dental check-ups are recommended, however, you should immediately see a dentist if your gums are red and swollen, gums are bleeding, you are beginning to lose your permanent set of teeth, or if you develop sensitivity to hot or cold drinks.
No matter how scary it feels, make an appointment with your dentist for regular check-ups. Regular examinations can identify problems before they cause unnecessary pain. Better safe than sore-y.