Every day care of your teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health. Important activities like brushing and flossing have a major impact on your dental health. A healthy mouth will help to avoid dental problems, pain associated with dental conditions, tooth loss, and improve self-esteem. There are some important areas which require special dental care advice. These include:
It is essential to practice proper oral hygiene every day for oral health protection.
Remember to consult your dentist whenever you feel that you are beginning to have some oral Problems.Care after tooth extraction
A severely damaged, infected or decayed tooth needs to be extracted if there is no other treatment available to cure the tooth infection. Tooth extraction can prevent spread of the infection to other areas of your oral cavity. The following tips may speed recovery after tooth extraction.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is very crucial for sustaining dental implants. You should blush and floss regularly, clean inter dental spaces (space between the teeth) and visit your dentistregularly after having a dental implant. Make use of an antibacterial toothpaste to prevent infection. Inadequate oral hygiene may result in loss of implant and cause mucositis (inflammation of the gums), which when not treated may result in loss of bone around the implant(peri-implantitis). This condition leads to failure and loosening of the implants. Some tips for having long lasting implants include:
Dental care in babies includes:
Braces, rubber bands, springs, wires and other appliances attract food and plaque, which can result in stained teeth. It is recommended to brush and floss your teeth after every meal to remove the food particles from your braces. Avoid hard or tough to bite, chewy food and bubble gums while wearing braces. Make sure you brush your retainers when you brush your teeth. Disinfect the retainers by soaking with denture cleansers and rinse it before placing it back into your mouth. Wear a mouth guard if you participate in sports while wearing braces.
Tooth enamel can be prevented from erosion by reducing acidic drinks and foods, such as citrus fruits and carbonated drinks. You should rinse your mouth with water after consuming acidic foods or chew gum to increase the flow of saliva in your mouth and prevent erosion of the enamel. Consume more water if you have low saliva problems or dry mouth. Avoid aggressive brushing and use a soft bristled toothbrush. Treat disorders such as alcoholism, or gastrointestinal reflux disease to avoid acidic oral cavity. Your dentist may also suggest toothpaste to reduce sensitivity and protect the enamel against acid erosion.
The key to maintaining proper oral health is taking good care of your teeth along with your general health. Guidelines to follow include:
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