TOOTH HEALTH: THE DO’S AND DONT’S

  • NO TWO PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME SET OF TEETH- YOUR TEETH ARE AS UNIQUE AS YOUR FINGERPRINT


 

  • TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AND THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

 

 

Oral health is often overlooked when it comes to your body’s overall health, mainly because the majority of us don’t see it as a priority. If we were suffering from high fever, vomiting, or chest pain most of us would rush down to the emergency room; when it comes oral pain would you do the same? For most of us the answer would be no. Oral health is not an isolated part of the body, with issues such as nutrition, oral function and communication skills all affected by dental issues.  This makes it even more important for us to keep on top of our oral health.

The health of your 32 pearly-whites is an essential component of your daily comfort and wellbeing. Many people suffer from dental issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, mouth ulcers and bad breath, but knowing how to keep your mouth healthy can help to reduce the effects of these ailments and potentially avoid them all together.

If you want to ensure you maintain good oral health and prevent any future issues caused by complicated dental problems, these are the dos and don’ts you need to abide by.

 

THE TOOTH IS THE ONLY PART OF THE BODY THAT CAN’T HEAL ITSELF… SO PLEASE PROTECT THEM

 

 

DO’S

 

  • Brush your teeth twice daily and try to floss daily. This is the key to Keeping your teeth healthier and whiter

 

 

  • See a dentist at least after every 6 months. They will be able to detect cavities and other oral issues in early stages.

 

 

  • Change your toothbrush regularly. A toothbrush shouldn’t be used longer than the maximum of 3 months.

 

 

  • Replace your toothbrush after having an illness to prevent the risk of getting sick yourself.

 

  • Use a mouth rinse that contains fluoride to help protect your teeth from cavities by keeping the enamel strong.

 

 

DON’T’S

  • Smoke! Smoke is bad for your oral health. It is also the leading cause of gum disease.

 

 

  • Brush too hard! Brush gently because aggressive brushing can do more harm than good.

 

  • Snack often throughout the day! Junk foods especially sweets lead to tooth decay.

 

 

  • Don’t over indulge in sugary or sticky foods.

 

 

  • Fear the dentist! If you avoid the dentist now you will likely pay for it later downs the road.

 

 

 

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