Poor oral hygiene can create dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, abscess and infections and so on. Avoid this by adopting a preventative approach towards dental care. You can make small changes in your daily routine to experience improved dental hygiene and prevent future maladies.
Use the following tips given by our experts at Dentzz to boost your oral health:
Brush the right way
Brushing twice a day won’t yield optimum results if not done correctly. Practising the right brushing technique is the first step to ensure the best dental hygiene. Place your brush at an angle of 45 degrees against your gum line. Brush your teeth with an up and down motion in short strokes. Next, move the brush back and forth on the outer, inner and the chewing areas of your teeth. Avoid brushing too hard as it can scrape off the enamel on your teeth. Also, make sure that you spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth daily.
Floss the right way
Flossing helps clean the crevices between your teeth that are otherwise difficult to reach with a toothbrush. If you haven’t been flossing, start now by using this simple technique. Take about 18 inches of floss and wind the ends around your middle and index fingers. Hold the floss tightly between your thumb and forefinger and gently slide it between your teeth. When you reach the gums, curve your floss in a C shape across your tooth and slide it in the space between your tooth and gums.
Clean your tongue
If not cleaned regularly, the tongue can foster odour causing bacteria that can lead to bad breath. Use this simple method to clean your tongue and freshen your breath. Brush the top surface of your tongue gently with a small amount of toothpaste. Reach to the back of your tongue and move your brush forward progressively. Finish with a rinse of water. Further, it is recommended to clean your tongue whenever you brush, which is ideally twice a day.
Restrict your consumption of sugary foods
While it may not be possible to avoid them completely, you can try to limit the amount of sugar you consume every day. The bacteria in our mouth break down sugar which produces acids that can damage the tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. Also, avoid carbonated drinks as they can raise the acidity levels in your mouth. A healthy practise is to switch to dairy products that are low on fat and replace sugary foods with fresh fruits such as oranges, pineapples or melons.
Go for regular check-ups
Last but not the least, it is recommended to visit a dentist at least twice a year. The dentist will examine your mouth for any existing conditions by enquiring about symptoms and performing an X-ray if required. With regular check- ups, it is also possible to detect early signs and prevent any impending dental ailments from occurring. Several patients visiting Dentzz have been highly impressed with the preventative approach adopted by our dentists, thus controlling their condition at an early stage.