People in general care less about their dental health nowadays. The importance of dental health is realized only when they start suffering from cavities, tooth aches, bad breath, gum diseases etc. Even simple activities such as brushing and flossing on a daily basis are considered to be a pain in the neck by many teenagers as well as adults.
WHY BRUSH YOUR TEETH?
Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is indispensable for maintaining dental health. Health experts and even reputed institutions such as the American Health Association recommend using toothbrushes have a small head instead of a large head to clean your teeth. While visiting a departmental store, remember to pick a fluoride contained toothpaste as well as a mouthwash. Ideally, you should make all the effort to brush your teeth using toothpaste after every meal.
Keep in mind that you should not be in a hurry while brushing your teeth. There are no prizes to be won if you can complete the activity in 5 minutes! Using your toothbrush in a circular motion extracts the food particles which are stuck between your teeth. If such food particles are not removed, they start to form cavities in the long run. Eventually, the enamel starts to weaken causing teeth to rot and fall off. In case you have a busy schedule, use the mouthwash to clean your mouth. However, you should not eat or even drink anything in the next few hours after using a mouthwash. Keep in mind that you should also never rinse your mount immediately after using a mouthwash.
DO YOU HATE FLOSSING?
Do you get irritated by the fact that you need to floss regularly to maintain good dental health? Many people consider flossing to be a waste of time, time-consuming as well as an agonizing activity. Such people can think of purchasing a water flosser to get this work done. You should note that brushing as well as flossing go hand in hand when it comes to take daily care of your teeth and gums. Flossing plays a significant role in eliminating bad breath. It is highly unlikely that you would end up suffering from gum diseases, gingivitis etc. if you brush as well as floss daily after getting up in the morning and before sleeping at night (also preferably after meals).
SHOULD YOU VISIT A DENTIST?
The option of visiting a dentist is invariably the last resort for many people. People in general have a number of excuses for delaying their visit to the dentist.
A few major excuses are listed below:
1. I do not suffer from any major dental health related problems!
2. Visiting a dentist would be expensive and is, in fact, a luxury!
3. I don’t have time!
The dentist is probably the only person who could tell whether you have cavities at the back of your mouth! You should not be surprised if he ends up extracting a whole lot of garbage while cleaning your teeth and gums.
Do you know that acids are released by bacteria present in tooth plaque which damages the tooth enamel? If the plaque is not removed, it hardens into dental calculus or tartar. Tartar is responsible for causing oral malodor, gums to recede and gum disease. Only a dentist can come to the rescue of your dental health in such cases! You should make it a routine to visit the dentist at least once in every 3-4 months for at least a regular checkup.