Practising good oral health and hygiene should be a part of your daily self-care ritual. Here’s how to master the basics.
Maintaining good oral health is just as important as all other elements of staying well, such as staying fit and eating a balanced diet.
It’s essential to make looking after your teeth, gums and overall health of your mouth a priority at home – and through regular checkups and professional dental cleaning with a hygienist. Investing a little time and care into this practice can go a long way in protecting your smile from decay, bacteria and other dental issues in the future.
Food for oral health
Low-sugar food is the name of the oral health game. It should come as no surprise that sugar (as well as food and drinks with a high sugar content) causes the mouth to produce acid that can decay the enamel of your teeth. Foods such as fresh vegetables, leafy greens, dairy products and lean protein are beneficial for keeping your teeth in good health.
Clean teeth are healthy teeth -and it goes without saying that brushing twice a day, morning and night for at least two minutes on each occasion is imperative to maintaining the health of your teeth. Be thorough and spend time brushing in small circular motions on the front and back of each tooth. Use a soft toothbrush – and be sure to replace it every three or four months.
Flossing every day will also help lend longevity to your teeth – and is a must in your daily routine. However, be thorough. You need to maneuver the floss around each tooth to dislodge any food particles that could cause bacteria and keep your gums healthy.
Regular checkups and professional teeth cleaning
A regular professional thorough, scale, clean and polish is important to keep your oral health in great shape. Specially trained and qualified hygienists gently remove tartar and plaque buildup, as well as take x-rays to check for decay. Dental Lounge’s oral hygienists are both gentle and meticulous, so you can rest assured you’re in the best possible care.
What about coffee and wine?
We love a café latte as much as the next person – however consumption of coffee can erode the enamel of your teeth over time. Wine also has a similar effect on teeth. Consume these mindfully and moderately. Drinking plenty of water is also beneficial in keeping your mouth clean and healthy – so be sure to get your eight glasses (at least) every day.
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