A beautiful smile can facilitate or even change your life. It can help you to find a better job or make useful social connections. Smiling people always evoke positive emotions, trust and good feeling. But what to do if your teeth have a yellow shade and your gums frequently bleed? Certainly, these two problems are closely linked to each other, because your teeth can not be healthy if something is wrong with your gums. Therefore, a good oral health comprises several important ingredients, including white teeth, healthy gums, strong enamel, and so on.
In ancient epochs, our ancestors were eating only uncooked vegetables or meat, and, actually, their teeth were getting cleaned up during the meal. Eat an apple or a carrot, and you will see that your teeth became cleaner and your gums feel revitalized. Fresh uncooked vegetables can clean you teeth from plaque and food particles. However, in modern times we prefer eating processed soft food rich with carbohydrates. Such food can not clean or refresh our teeth. On the contrary, acids and other chemical components of soft drinks and foods are very dangerous and harmful for teeth.
It is hardly possible to find someone, who wouldn’t have faced problems with the teeth or gums by the age of 20. Nowadays, advanced medical technologies allow us to feel less pain during dental treatment, but the procedures still remain very costly. Moreover, overwhelming majority of people always feel very nervous and stressed out before visiting their dentists. Finally, effective dental care helps to get rid of bad breath and improves person’s overall health. That is why the issues of rational oral hygiene and dental health are topical for our society and many of us try to learn more about the ways to protect our oral and dental health.
Useful general tips for good dental hygiene and oral health:
- Maintain a good balanced diet and lead a healthy life.
- Do not use your teeth as a can opener or other tool because such activities can seriously damage the enamel.
- Avoid chewing hard foods (dry beans, pope corn kernels, candies, ice cubes, etc.).
- Decrease the consumption of the foods with high content of sugar, such as chocolate, jams, honey, sweet soft drinks etc., as well as carbonated drinks, lemons and other foods or drinks which can harm your teeth.
- Avoid smoking and using chewing tobacco.
- Avoid having too hot and too cold meals.
- If you need to remove some food particles left after meal between your teeth, use the toothpick very carefully.
- Brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening.
- Select your toothpaste carefully.
- Use correct brushing technique.
- Do not use too hard toothbrush
- Change your toothbrush once per two-three months.
- When brushing your teeth, do not forget to scrub your tongue with the special surface on the backside of your toothbrush
- Use special antimicrobial rinsing solutions to refresh your breath and protect your teeth against the plaque during the day
- Floss your teeth properly once a day
- Do gum massage with a special soft toothbrush once a week
- Avoid using medications (such as aspirin, anticonvulsants, etc.) that can damage your teeth and gums
- Avoid such habits as grinding, clenching or grating your teeth as they can bring to a physical damage of your teeth.
- Twice a year see your dentist or dental hygienist for regular dental and periodontal checkups, plaque removal, cleaning and other preventive measures.
- Never postpone visiting your dentist when you have noticed a problem with your teeth or gums, especially when you have an aching or decaying tooth.
A beautiful smile is one of the most important components of your image, so there is no reason to spare your money, time and efforts for proper dental care. Maintaining a good oral and dental health is not too hard and it always brings multiple rewards. Brush your teeth two times a day, rinse out your mouth after every meal, take care about your tongue and gums, and, finally, visit your dental specialist regularly. Remember that you can take care about your teeth better than your dentist. Have the smile you always wanted to have!