Tips For Dental Hygiene

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Tips For Dental Hygiene

Tips For Dental Hygiene
Written by
Vaibhav Patil


Our smile is considered as most important aspect of our personality. Just a smile on your face can make someone happy. Our teeth plays a major role for smile. So, you should always take care of it and keep it healthy and clean. 

Today you will come to know about some Tips For Dental Hygiene. If you want to have an attractive smile on your face then follow these Tips On Dental Hygiene and Stay Tuned with us. 

Firstly, you should know some information about teeth. 
There are five types of teeth as follows:-

-Incisors
-Cuspids / Canines
-Premolars / Bicuspids
-Molars
-Wisdom Teeth / Third Molars.



Tips For Dental Hygiene:-


1. BRUSH PROPERLY:-




For clean and healthy teeth, it is suggested that you should brush at least for 120 seconds. Yes, that's right only for two minutes.

While brushing you should pay extra attention to the gumline. Make sure you clean outer and inner surfaces of your upper and lower teeth. 

Many people forget to clean their tongue while brushing which can lead to bad smell.

For cleaning tongue many tooth brushes provides a tongue cleaner on their opposite surface, you should use it well.

What type of tooth brush should you use?  

Answer:- Many dentists suggest that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque from teeth. Small-headed brushes are considered as a good choice because it can reach to the molars easily.

2. FLOSS REGULARLY:-




Food particles gets stuck between the teeth and under the gumline which are difficult to remove by using a toothbrush and makes folssing compulsory.

Tooth decay is followed by plaque building which can be removed by flossing.

Just do the process slowly and never force the floss, as this may cut delicate gum tissues.


How To Floss ?

Follow the steps:-

I. Pull 18 to 24 inches of dental floss from the floss dispenser.

II. Wrap the floss ends around index and middle fingers.

III. Hold the floss around each tooth.

IV. Push and pull it so that it can move back and forth between your teeth.

V.  Move it up and down against the side of each tooth.

VI. Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth  to tooth.

3. USE A TOOTHPASTE CONTAINING FLUORIDE :-




Maximum toothpaste nowadays contains Fluoride
You can have the following benefits of Fluoride toothpaste :-

I. Prevent cavities in both children and adults.
II. Prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of enamel (Hardest substances in human body).
III. Increases the rate of the remineralization process.

It is recommended that Children under the age of 6 should only use a pea size of toothpaste when it contains fluoride.


4. DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR:-




Sugar is harmful to our body and for teeth also because it attracts harmful bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sorbrinus which feeds on Sugar and forms plaque and also destroy the tooth's enamel which  can cause a cavity.

High-frequency sugar intake can cause  demineralisation.

5.CONSUME CALCIUM,VITAMIN D, PHOSPHORUS:-




Calcium, Vitamin D and Phosphorus plays important role for teeth and gums in childrens and adults.
Our jaw bones holds teeth in their place and Calcium makes them healthy.

Phosphorus gives a plus point to calcium by maximizing its bone strengthening benefits.

Vitamin D helps to decrease the inflammation of Gums and also regulates the amount of Calcium and Phosphorus in our body.

So, you should try to have Calcium, Vitamin D and Phosphorus in your diet.


Sources Of Calcium:-

milk, cheese, soya beans, nuts, brown rice, oranges, cabbage, beans, broccoli, salmon.

Sources Of Vitamin D:-

orange juice, soy milk, cereals, Cheese, egg yolks, Natural sunlight, fatty fish (tuna, sardines)

Sources of Phosphorus:-

Milk and milk products, meat, beans, nuts, Cereals, cucumber, tomatoes, soya beans.

6. USE MOUTHWASH:-




Brushing cleans only 25% of your mouth so, it is necessary to use mouthwash.

Benefits Of Mouthwash:-

-Freshens breath
-Prevents Plaque build-up
-Stop cavities

How to use?

1.Start by pouring the right amount out of the bottle(adviced by manufacturers)

2.Rinse your mouth for 30 seconds so that it should come in contact of all teeth.

3.Gargle for almost 30 to 60 seconds so that mouthwash gets some time to deal with bacteria in your mouth.

4. Spit it out into basin.


NOTE:- Do not rinse your mouth with water after using mouthwash. It may also rinse it's fluoride.
Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash that contains fluoride is another way to help protect you and your family from cavities.

7. VISIT YOUR DENTIST AFTER EVERY 6 MONTHS:-




A regular dental check up is very important for your healthy teeth.

At this check up your dentist will check for cavities, gums and plaque. The check-up should also include a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck.

This is to look for any signs of trouble - swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer.
They may also clean your teeth if required.

8.BRUSH YOUR TEETH BEFORE GOING TO BED:-




You are listening this from your childhood that you should brush your teeth before going to bed because it helps to prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and other gum disease.

While sleeping the bacteria  feeds on our teeth which can cause Cavities and can directly affect the dental hygiene.

So, it is advised to brush your teeth at night.


9. REPLACE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH:-




Dentists recommend that you should always change your toothbrush after every three months.

There is a probability that the germs may hide in your brush bristles and can cause infections in mouth also the old and Frayed bristles are less effective in removing plaque and food debris from teeth which leads to excess bacteria in the mouth and bad smell.


10. LIMIT THE SODA AND ALCOHOL:- 




Soda and alcohol contains Sugar which is harmful for our teeth. This Sugar interact with the bacteria in the mouth which forms acid and attacks our teeth.

Some Sodas and Alcohol are sugar free and contains their own acids which also has harmful effects on our teeth.

These can also damage the tooth enamel and can lead to cavities.
So,  you should limit it's intake.


And that was all about Tips For Dental Hygiene.


A QUICK GLANCE 


BRUSH PROPERLY
FLOSS REGULARLY
USE A TOOTHPASTE CONTAINING FLUORIDE
DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR
CONSUME CALCIUM,VITAMIN D, PHOSPHORUS
USE MOUTHWASH
VISIT YOUR DENTIST AFTER EVERY 6 MONTHS
BRUSH YOUR TEETH BEFORE GOING TO BED
REPLACE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
LIMIT THE SODA AND ALCOHOL

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