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How to keep your teeth healthy

If you can keep your teeth healthy, you'll be able to keep them away from different types of dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, gum bleeding and others. Let's find out what you can do every day to ensure that you have healthy teeth.

Brush before bed

You should never go to bed without brushing your teeth. This may look insignificant when you do it every day but it has tremendous impact on the overall health of your teeth. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Do not neglect brushing your teeth at night. It is necessary because it can help you to get rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day.

Brush properly

You need to learn how to brush properly. It may sound silly but is very important to learn how to brush. Your dentist can definitely help you. If you do not know how to brush your teeth, it is almost as bad as not brushing at all. You need to move your toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove plaque. If you do not remove plaque, it can result in calculus build up and gingivitis.

Do not neglect your tongue

Many people brush their teeth but they neglect their tongues. Plaque can also build up on your tongue and that is why it is necessary to clean it. If you do not clean your tongue, it can result to bad mouth odour and can cause other oral health problems. Whenever you brush your teeth, gently brush your tongue as well and remove all the bacterial deposit on it.

Flossing is also important

Flossing is as important as brushing. Not many people do regular flossing. Even people who brush regularly twice every day do not floss. Flossing does not mean getting those little pieces of food stuck in between your teeth. It will also stimulate your gums, reduce plaque and help inflammation in the gums.

Reduce sugary and acidic foods

If you want better oral health, you will need to reduce sugary and acidic foods. Sugar converts into acid in the mouth and that can erode the enamel of your teeth. Such acids can result in cavities.

Drink more water

Drinking more water not only helps you with a better physical health, it can also improve your oral health. You should drink water after every meal. Water can wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages. It especially good for you between brushes.

Use a mouthwash

Mouthwash is essential for you. Many people do not use it because they do not know how a mouthwash works. Mouthwash can help you in three ways-it can reduce the amount of acid in your mouth, it can clean hard to brush areas in and around the gums and it can also re-mineralize the teeth. They are useful for a better oral health. It especially helpful in case of children and older people who may not have the ability to brush and floss.

Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables

You need to eat fruits and vegetables for better health. It can also help you to improve your oral health. Just remember to choose crunchy fruits and vegetables. When you eat fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables, your jaws work better and in that process, you can remove plaque, and bacteria deposited in your teeth and gums.

References 1. Total Dental Health – Always Split-testing
2. Periodontal (Gum) Disease
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