A beautiful smile is key to how we look and feel both inside and out. Whether it is following the right diet, cleaning between the teeth or brushing properly, practising good oral hygiene is vital in achieving good teeth health. Some of the reasons that can harm your cavity are dry mouth, tooth decay, mouth infections, food & beverages, smoking, and chewing tobacco. For the most effective teeth cleaning and general oral health, get personalised advice from your dentist or consult with a professional Hygienist.
During a dental oral hygiene consultation, a Hygienist plays an essential role and works along with a dentist to educate people about gum and teeth health. They are skilled and trained to perform teeth cleaning, scaling, polishing and removing stains that often appear due to our busy lifestyle and inconsistent diet.
Look Out for Early Signs
Did you know that untreated plaque can harden to form Tartar? Daily flossing and brushing your teeth can prevent cavities, enamel wear and gum disease and go a long way in providing you healthier and stronger teeth. There is a link between bleeding gums and heart diseases and can affect overall general health. It could be common Gingivitis (an inflammation/swelling of the gums) or transform into an advanced inflammation known as Periodontists (that spreads to ligaments around the teeth).
Tips for a Healthy Mouth & Stronger Teeth
- Brush Teeth correctly twice a day, especially after meals: It ensures that bad-breath causing food particles are washed away, leaving your mouth clean.
- Using a special tongue cleaner can gently but firmly scrape plaque and leftover food, that usually causes bad breath.
- Don’t forget to rinse with mouthwash after every meal. Choose a dentist-recommended antimicrobial mouthwash to keep your mouth clean and your breath smelling fresh.
- Try to reduce or avoid food and drinks that are high in sugar content. These convert acidic inside your mouth and can weaken the tooth enamel and can cause discoloration, tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, cavities, and even cracks.
- Increase your intake of fruits such as Lime, Lemons, Strawberry, Cherries that help promote saliva and are high in food fighting bacteria.
- Drink plenty of water, especially after tea and coffee. It will not only help you stay hydrated but will also form a barrier against bacteria to form in the mouth.
- Avoid using teeth to crack nuts, open a bottle cap or ripping a plastic cover as that can chip or break a tooth.
- Go for regular dental check-ups.
Choose Right Oral Hygiene Treatments
Remember, a dentist is not only there for treatments; but can help you understand the underlying reasons that are causing bad breath. He can also recommend the best products to use and prepare you for any future outsets. Today there are several treatments, including cleaning, scaling and teeth polishing that can help you get brighter and cleaner teeth. Visit Dr Teeth Dental to talk to a professional dentist and learn more about dental cleaning services.
For daily teeth care or in between appointments, your dentist can also guide you on how to choose the right toothpaste, show you the correct method to use dental floss and interdental brushes.