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Top 10 Dental Tips

Because good dental care is more than just seeing a good dentist!!

Maintain good oral hygiene : We recommend brushing twice a day to prevent bad breath, cavities and other dental problems.

Change your tooth brush often : Ideally adults and children should change their toothbrushes every 3 months because when a tooth brush is worn out it is much less effective at removing plaque from your teeth. Some electric tooth brushes have indicators which help you decide. If you have gum disease it is a good idea to change it every 4-6 weeks as bacteria harbor on the bristles. You should wash your toothbrush under running hot water after every use.

Use a high quality tooth paste :Use a toothpaste that is clinically proven to reduce the chances of you getting dental decay.Toothpastes containing fluoride have a lot of scientific evidence behind them to show their role in preventing cavities and thus promoting dental health.

Tongue Care :Clean all surfaces of your tongue daily with a professional tongue cleaner. This removes countless bacteria particularly on the top rough surface of your tongue which are responsible for bad breadth and consequently other dental problems.

Visit your dentist at regular intervals :Visit your dentist at the interval that they recommend for you. This will be individually assessed based on your personal requirements and could be 3 months, 6 months, 1 year or longer in certain cases.

Don’t forget to floss :Floss at least once a day as it helps to dislodge food particles and plaque between adjacent teeth and from crevices where the bristles of your brush cannot reach. Dental floss is nothing but a special thread which is meant to be passed between your teeth in a to and fro swaying motion. Floss can be un-waxed or waxed, the latter being easier to handle.

Diet and Dental Health :What you eat is what you are! The kind of food consumed has an important role to play in the benefit of teeth. Consumption of the wrong foods in large quantities at one go is less harmful than small quantities throughout the day.
Foods that promote dental decay and gum disease: All sugars including honey, sugary drinks and colas and lemonades
Refined carbohydrates such as chips, cookies, white bread etc
Chocolates , sweets and toffees

Foods that prevent dental decay and gum disease: Fibrous fruits like apples, oranges , pears, bananas etc.
Milk products such as cheese, milk and yogurt
Eggs, and nuts
Vegetables like celery, lettuce, carrots, cucumber etc.

Preventive Dental Care :Regular application of fluorides on the teeth of children from the age of 2 years has proven to confer resistance against tooth decay. Some areas of the molar teeth have thin crevices on the biting surfaces known as fissures which are difficult to clean. These areas harbor bacteria and thus very often the beginning areas for cavities. This can be prevented by sealing off these fissures with special resins known as pit and fissure sealants.

Replace Missing Teeth :Teeth are an integral part of the oral cavity. Any spaces created by missing or extracted teeth prove disastrous for the opposing teeth, adjacent teeth, bone structure and gums. Missing teeth can be replaced by removable denture, bridges or dental implants.

Have a Positive Attitude :Stress could be the reason for high acid content in the saliva hence deteriorating the health of the teeth and the gums. So stay positive, Be happy and Smile those teeth problems away!!

Note From Doctor

  • Latest materials and techniques allow us to restore decayed teeth with tooth coloured fillings which are invisible to the eye!
  • Don't wait till you have pain ..Get your cavities filled and avoid extensive procedures like root canal etc.

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