A good dental hygiene is what all of us strive hard to get. Some of us are wise enough to find home remedies and experiment on these remedies to get good dental hygiene while some of us believe in their family dentist for any of their dental health problems. The reality is that if we take a little bit extra care for our teeth, chances are that we will never bother to go to dentist for any dental health problems.
However, if proper dental care is not taken, it may go for a toss and we may suffer from gum disease, dental caries or halitosis. These are some of the dental problem which is often overlooked, but less do we know that these small dental hygiene problems are the ones which give birth to big ones and hence compromise the dental health to a large extent.
For maintain good dental hygiene and health here are some of the points given which you might find helpful in daily basis.
- Brush your teeth regularly: brushing the teeth with a tooth brush of a soft variety is very essential. One should religiously brush his teeth twice daily. Brushing will not only remove the daily plaque which gets deposited during eating food and drinking beverages but also make sure that there is a proper blood flow in the gums which hold the teeth. Always remember to brush your tongue gently with a tongue cleaner or the toothbrush which may reduce the amount of bacteria which gets deposited on the tongue.
- Floss regularly: flossing is a modern day concept, yet it is so effective that many people keep a flossing thread in their pockets and floss their teeth whenever possible. This is what the beauty of floss is. It can be done anywhere, a home, in office or a restaurant or café, in market etc. flossing is a procedure in which one holds the flossing thread in both hands in a way that the thread can be put through the tight dental contacts. Flossing can remove all the food that gets lodged in between the teeth.
- Balanced eating habits: a balanced diet is what is needed by the body as well as the teeth. Excessive intake of carbonated drinks or alcohol may cause serious deterioration in the mouth, not only in the teeth but also may be a cause of oral cancer. Having a lot of carbonated beverages may lead to erosion of the teeth and melting away of the enamel layer from the teeth. Intake of food like fruits, green vegetables and nuts is very good for health as well as teeth.
- Regular dental visits: people often avoid visiting their dentists out of a fear of caries of pain. but that is not true. A dental checkup is very essential to foresee any upcoming dental problems and caries. These if treated timely may result in saving lot of money in invasive and painful procedures.