Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.
Having a set of healthy, pearl white teeth is something to be grateful for because it plays a great part in boosting a person's confidence and self-esteem when they step out of the house to face a new day. If you want to maintain a beautiful smile, here are some basic oral care tips you need to follow.
Brush and floss the right way
Almost everyone knows that they are supposed to brush and floss their teeth regularly, but not many people know how to go about it the right way. To ensure effective brushing and flossing of the teeth, you will need to equip yourself with the right dental hygiene products.
When it comes to brushing, get yourself a soft-bristled toothbrush and choose toothpaste based upon your specific dental needs. If your teeth are starting to yellow, teeth whitening toothpaste would be a great choice, for example. You can even brush your teeth with a fancy electric toothbrush if you like — just make sure you thoroughly brush around your teeth and gums with the right motion and for long enough. Also, be sure to replace your toothbrush as recommended by your dentist.
Because your toothbrush can't reach all tooth and gum surfaces, dental flossing is also required. Proper flossing helps rid of plaque and tartar trapped in hard-to-reach areas like between the teeth and along the gum lines. Flossing is quite easy — you simply guide the floss where the buildup is and then gently rub it off.
Mind your diet
Though the essence of having strong, healthy teeth is to be able to eat and drink what you like, not all foods and drinks are good for your oral health. In general, hard, sugary and sticky foods should be avoided. Hard foods increase the potential for tooth cracking or breakage, sticky food increases the risk of plaque buildup in the mouth, and sugary foods and drinks increase the likelihood of tooth decay and cavities.
With that mind, reconsidering the type of foods and drinks that you consume would be a smart idea. You can talk to your dentist and nutritionist about what types of foods and drinks are tooth- and gum-friendly.
In case you are faced with any serious dental problems, you should take no chances — it is best to see your dentist as soon as possible. They can always find an appropriate treatment for you!Share
26 July 2017