Good Dental Health Explained

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Posted April 9, 2013 by Guest Author
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Good Dental Health Explained
Everybody likes to look their best whenever possible and that includes the way our teeth are perceived. Looking after your teeth only takes about 5 minutes per day, but so many of us fail to stick to that simple routine. Once your teeth are gone, they will not grow back. You can get dentures as a replacement, but wouldn’t you rather keep the real thing? This article discusses good oral hygiene and dental health with some easy to follow tips that will help you keep that dazzling smile in place.

 

Good Oral Hygiene In a Nutshell

If you follow the correct practices when it comes to looking after your teeth, you will achieve good oral hygiene. Your mouth will be a healthy place and you will display the following attributes for your extra efforts:

  • You will not suffer from bad breath.
  • Your teeth will be nice and clean and without any debris apparent.
  • Your gums are nice and pink and do not bleed every time you decide to brush them.

 

Bleeding Gums – What Does This Mean?

 

Gingivitis

If you find that your gums start to ache and they bleed whenever you brush or floss your teeth, you should consult your dentist immediately. This is a sign that gum disease may be on its way, and you really do not want this unwelcome guest knocking on your door.  If you experience bad breath issues, you should also make an effort to see your dentist sooner rather than later.

 

The Dentist Is Your Buddy

 

When you visit your dentist, you should bring him or her up to date with any of your dental hygiene issues. The gums and breath issues will need to be investigated as soon as possible. The dentist may also suggest that you change your daily cleaning habits, pay attention when this occurs.

 

Oral Hygiene Tips

If you are experiencing any of the issues above, it is time for you change your bad habits for good ones. You should brush your teeth at least twice every day, and after any snacks if it is possible. If you do not already floss, now is the time to start. You should maintain a healthy diet and avoid eating too many processed sugar items. Visit the dentist every six months or whenever you have any oral hygiene concerns. Choose toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your dentist to recommend one for you if you are unsure. Start using a fluoride mouthwash, again ask the dentist to recommend one for you.

 

Proper Brushing Technique

Hold the brush at a 45 degree angle against your gum line and roll the brush away from the gums. Brush each tooth with short back and forwards strokes, ensure that you clean the outside, inside and chewing surface of each tooth. Also get into the habit of brushing your tongue, this removes harmful bacteria and will help to maintain fresh breath, You can get toothbrushes with a special tongue scraper as well as bespoke tongue cleaning brushes.

 

Kyra Warner runs a clinic for cosmetic dentistry in Adelaide. A seasoned campaigner, she has cured a wide variety of dental problems over the years. An avid blogger, in today’s article she has stated some easy to follow tips for great dental health.