Your mouth is the gateway to your whole body that's why we encourage everyone to have a good oral hygiene and seek a professional checkup regularly. This doesn't just give you an exhquisite smile but it also keeps you from having serious dieeases. Follow these basic steps below to make the most of your smile and oral health:
1. Regulary visit your Dentist
A regular dental check-ups is a great way to improve and monitor your oral health. Ask you Dentist how often you need to visit their clinic because different people need checks at different times depending on your health history, age and overall oral health. Your Dentist will be able to check for gum disease, visual signs of cavities, and other oral health issues. However, adults who pratice good dental hygiene everyday and have a low risk of oral health prob;ems may be able to go less frequently.
2. Brush your Teeth regularly but not agressively
Agressive brushing using a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage your tooth enamel and gums. This may lead to tooth sensitivity, permanent damage to enamel and gum erosion.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends to use a tooth brush with soft bristles. They also insist that everyone should change their toothbrush every 3 months.
3. Choose and use your products wisely
Flouride is currently the basic element found in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. However, some dental products doesn't contain flouride and some don't check it at all. A lack of flouride can cause tooth decay and cavities. Make sure to use the the right products with proper ingredients and proper use for your daily oral routine.
4. Floss atleast once a day
Flossing everyday helps you prevent from getting bad breath by removing the extra food and debris trapped between your teeth where your toothbrush is unable to reach. Make sure to gently floss all the way to your gumline before slidding the side of your tooth with up and down motions. Try to avoid the floss by snapping between your teeth because this can lead to plaque and pain.
5. Use a mouthwash
A chlorhexidine is an antibacterial ingredient that is found in a mouthwash which helps to control gingivitis and plaque. But before you purchase your own, try to consult your Dentist first and ask what is the best mouthwash for your individual need since some mouthwash contains certain essential oils.
6. Drink more water and limit sugar-sweetened beverages
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends the public to drink more water or unsweetened tea and limit the intake of sugar-sweetened drinks in light of the fact that the main source of added sugars are typically in juice, soda and other sugary drink that may lead to getting cavities.
7. Avoid smoking
Smoking harms your oral health including your body's immune system, which make it difficult for the body to heal tissues. This also leads to staining the surface of your teeth and toungue that can give a bad odor and affects the appearance of the mouth. The American Dental Association (ADA) has warn the people who smoke may experience slow healing after a dental procedure.