Oral Care and Preventive Treatments
Regular oral and dental care is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Pay attention to your dental care to prevent gum diseases, tooth decay and mouth problems.
There are many preventive methods such as daily brushing and tooth cleaning. These applications are designed to keep teeth clean, strong and white. Children should be taught proper oral hygiene at an early age.
To keep your teeth healthy, you should:
1) Brush Your Teeth Every Day
Brush your teeth twice a day. Most people should change their toothbrushes three to four times a year, or when their bristles start to wear out.
Don’t forget to brush your tongue. This helps to remove bacteria from your mouth and also to freshen your breath.
2) Remember to Use Dental Floss
Dental floss helps to clean narrow spaces between teeth. If you have braces, you may need to use an interdental brush to switch between metal braces. Make flossing your oral care routine.
At your next dental appointment, ask your dentist to show you the use of floss.
3) Visit Your Dentist
You should see your dentist at least twice a year to check for any problems with the teeth or gums. If you are at high risk for dental problems, you may benefit from more frequent dentist visits. If you are at low risk for dental problems, visit your dentist to have your teeth cleaned twice a year.
4) Have a Balanced Diet
Keeping a balanced diet also helps protect your teeth. Limit your intake of simple carbohydrates and sugars such as white bread and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Vitamins are important for oral health. Follow a diet that you will get all the vitamins you need for a healthy smile.