How to Care for Your Teeth
1.Choose Your Foods Wisely.
2.Brushing Your Teeth.
3.Floss Your Teeth.
4.Use Mouth Wash.
5.Visit the dentist.
Want to make sure that your teeth are taken care of? It's really really important to have good oral health habits because a dental problem may have more negative consequences than you can ever imagine!
Chemical corrosion is invisible enemy that erodes tooth surface day and night. If you really don't take care of your oral cavity, it won't be long before cavities and unhealthy gums make your mouth very, very sore. Eating meals will be difficult. You won't feel like smiling much either. This article will help you out!
Part 1 of 5: Choose Your Foods Wisely
1.Rinse after sugary foods.
Food remnants feeds the bacteria in your mouth, which then excrete acidic substances that corrode tooth enamel, resulting in bad breath and painful jaw diseases. Sugar is especially fatal, even in low concentrations found in fruits , because it is sugar exposure time, which harms, not the amount of sugar you consume. You can ignore anything but sugar since bacteria have difficulty to digest other materials. Their amount basically explodes within one minute after a sip of sweet tea, which scatters the optimal concentrations of sugar over the whole oral cavity, infiltrating sugar molecules into every cling. Check yourself: the sweet tea tastes acid within one minute. This means that you have absolutely no time to wait for evening brush-time and must clean up all the oral cavity immediately. Since drinking means delight that lasts longer than couple of seconds and you do not want your teeth to stay sweet that long before de-sugarizing them, you must stop drinking sweet drinks. Sugar-lovers should take sweets separately from the sugar-free tea so that tea is used to wash down the sugar molecules immediately, during their intake. This technique increases pleasure while reduces sugar-exposure time to virtually zero and eliminates the boring need to rinse later. It can further be enhanced by drinking sugar through the straw. Same applies to acidic drinks, e.g. juices, because acid is the product of the bacteria, the very substance that rusts your teeth and is as bad as the sugar itself.
Snacking constantly can cause plaque to build up on your teeth, which can increase the risk of getting cavities
Hard seeds produce fissures in your molars. Chewing sticky gums and toffee also overstresses your teeth mechanically and pulls the sealants.
Part 2 of 5: Brushing Your Teeth
1.Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. Make sure you brush on all sides of your teeth and get your tongue. You can ask your dentist(s) for a demonstration. It is best to do one of these times before you go to bed, as your mouth does not have the same salivary protection when you are sleeping as it does during the day. If you can, brush after lunch as well without toothpaste. Using lots of toothpaste may also discolor your teeth due to the fluoride content. Brushing during the day will reduce the damage caused by plaque byproducts and toxins.Each tooth has five distinct sides; a toothbrush cleans only 3 of those 5 sides. The other two sides are where much of the destruction and disease (not to mention foul odors) originate: the in between areas. These remaining two sides require dental floss or tiny inter-dental brushes that can reach in-between and under the contact points of the teeth. Gum disease is linked to life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and premature low birth weight babies.
2.Use a dry bristle brush for the first two minutes of cleaning. It's not the toothpaste that "cleans" your teeth, it's the mechanical action of the bristles in physical contact with the tooth surface that removes plaque (a living bio-film teeming with microorganisms that cause disease). You can do a magnificent job brushing your teeth using a dry brush and rinsing with water (although your teeth will not have the benefit of fluoride). Also use a soft or ultra soft bristle brush. Hold it at the edge so that you do not apply a lot of pressure invariably.
3.Spend time moving the bristles at and below the gum line, where it is most important to clean. The toothpaste can go on after those two minutes, and you can have the advantage of fluoride, whitening, stain removal or whatever works better for you because it's applied to a nice clean surface. Move from the gums to the tooth surface while brushing.
Part 3 of 5: Floss Your Teeth
1.Floss your teeth daily and after any food that will stick in your teeth (i.e. corn on the cob, caramel, peanut butter, etc.). This cleans the other sides of your teeth that you couldn't reach with your toothbrush.Flossing is always done at night before brushing.Floss well and follow it by brushing.
2.Use a tongue scraper. A tongue scraper is an important part of oral hygiene that will also work wonders with stale, smelly breath. Use it to remove the plaque on your tongue, which will freshen breath and presumably slow down the accumulation of plaque on your teeth. Alternatively, you can use your toothbrush to clean your tongue.
1.Find a fluoride mouthwash. Fluoride mouthwashes help to strengthen tooth enamel. Teach children between the age of six and twelve good rinsing skills to prevent swallowing. Follow the directions on the bottle. Right before you got to bed is a good time.
Part 5 of 5: Visit the dentist
1.Visit your dentist at least every six months and every time that you have a problem with your teeth. Schedule a professional cleaning with a registered dental hygienist. Be an "informed health care consumer" and pay attention to what is going on. Ask your dental hygienist what your probings are at each visit! (They should be between 1 mm and 3 mm deep.)
2.Most important: In addition to checking for signs of cavities or gum disease, the dentist and dental hygienist can give you feedback about how effective your plaque removal at home is, and more importantly help you learn the best way to brush and floss. You need to know how to prevent problems by having your skills evaluated. If you are not effective with flossing and brushing technique, you are only wasting your time while leaving the door open for infection and disease. How many times a day you brush & floss, or how long you spend brushing are all SECONDARY to your degree of skill using them. It all boils down to whether or not you can effectively reach and remove the adherent biofilm surrounding every one of your teeth, at and below the gum line. Ask your dental hygienist to watch your technique and work with you! That's what we're there for!
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