Good Oral Hygiene is the most direct and useful way to keep teeth and gums healthy. This would involve habits of brushing teeth twice a day and regular dental check-ups. That does not that mean one should brush aggressively. Brushing tooth should be done to ensure plaque and bacteria are removed. Also, try and avoid toothbrushes that are hard – bristled as it may damage enamel and the gums.
Fluoride is an element that can assist in preventing cavities. The ingredients inside is also in toothpaste and mouthwash. With researches that suggests that those who use brushing and flossing are still probable of getting cavities in comparison to those who use fluoride. Due to its benefits, many communities in USA have added fluoride in their water supply.
Flossing may not completely prevent cavities but it definitely helps in removing plaque and bacteria from between the teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach, not forgetting it can help prevent bad breath. Though there is no long term research to prove the benefits of flossing, most dental professionals still recommend the use of floss on a daily basis.
See the dentist on a regular basis, approximately every 6 months. This can allow the hygienist to clean the teeth and remove any plaque and hardened tartar. Also with very advanced technology, it provides the doctor a chance to check for any dental issues like cavities, gum disease, mouth cancer etc.
Smoking harms the body’s immune system, making it hard for the body to heal tissue especially in the mouth. Research has also proven that smoking is a risk factor for gum disease due to the slow heal process.
Another way of having a healthy set of teeth are limiting sugary foods and starches. Research continue to point out the role that sugar play in adverse dental outcomes. WHO (World Health Organisation” recommends that a persons daily calorie consumption of sugar should be below 10 percent. But most important of all should be a constant comsumption of water or unsweetened tea to rinse out anything stuck.