Why does this happen?

The very first thing you should know is that an instrument is only as good as the wielder. That means, you may be using the best dental products but if you aren’t combining them with basic oral hygiene procedures; they are of no use. To learn more, look at these top tips by which you can ensure better oral health with the minimum use of dental products.

1. Use only fluoridated products – Fluoride is actively absorbed by the tooth surface making it harder and much more resistant to cavities. Check the ingredient list on the toothpaste to find its fluoride content and combine it with a fluoridated mouthwash and a fluoride-impregnated floss to ensure better oral health. If you already have cavities, you can use fluoride-leaching types of cement like GIC to seal the tooth and to prevent further cavities. Do be careful about the fluoride in your water supply though as too much fluoride can cause a problem called as dental fluorosis in growing teeth.

2. Use dental sealants – Dental sealants cover surface imperfections and prevent food impaction. The plastic protective coating can be applied in ten minutes and it lasts for a very long time. Get in touch with your dentist for additional information.

3. Learn proper brushing techniques – Most people scrub away at their teeth thinking that pressure is the best way to clean teeth. However, they couldn’t be more wrong. The technique is far more important than pressure and your dentist will teach you the right method for cleaning your teeth.

4. Clean your tongue – 90% of all bad breath cases are due to a woolly tongue covered with food particles. For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too, use the same toothbrush or a special tongue cleaner to scrape and clean the tongue. This will dramatically improve oral health and oral odour as well. You should replace your toothbrush every three months.

5. Visit your dentist at least once in six months – Everyone has to visit the dentist at least once in six months. This screening visit will help the dentist find and seal cavities, assess your dental health and remove scaly white deposits called plaque.

Do not make the mistake of considering any dental pain as perfect dental health. By the time pain starts, it’s actually too late to do anything. Visit your dentist regularly and follow these tips to ensure better oral health.

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Source by Dr Sunitha Prasad