Oral Hygiene for White Smile

Heeding sensible tooth care tips is a surefire way to keep your body healthy. Our teeth are what allow us to chew. Taking care of your teeth is extremely important.

Here are some tooth care tips you can use: Teeth are an integral part of the human body. Without our teeth, eating becomes much harder. It is very important to take proper care of your teeth.

Here are some useful tooth care strategies:

— Don’t forget regular six-month checkups with the dentist. Periodontal disease of the gums is typical in adults and the elderly. Your dentist can clean out plaque from your teeth, which minimizes the possibility of bacteria eating away at your teeth, which in turn prevents gum infection.

— When engaging in sports that could pose a risk of mouth injury, take care to wear proper protective gear.

— Eating sweetened cereal without milk can really do a number on your teeth.

— Avoid chewable vitamin C tablets, since they’re terrible for your teeth, regardless of age. Avoid using lemon juice to whiten your teeth, since the vitamin C in lemons can cause your teeth to decalcify.

— Excessive sugared coffee and tea consumption can accelerate tooth decay.

— Once your baby’s teeth come in, give them something to chew on. Adults should assist young children in cleaning their teeth.

— Don’t eat tough foods, which can pose a risk of tooth chipping or breakage.

— On hot days, you produce less saliva, so on those days, avoid foods with sugar added; such sugars can fuse to the teeth.

— If your gums bleed when you brush, or your bite pattern changes, this is a red flag that should be addressed quickly.

After eating, use a toothbrush and dental floss to clean your teeth. Floss and brush in the proper manner and use the right toothbrush.

— Consume a good, balanced diet for maximum overall health, choosing from a variety of foods from the five most important food groups (vegetables; poultry, fruits; cheese, bread, cereals and further grain products;   fish and alternatives; meat, milk  and yogurt), and limit snacks.

— Think twice about using tobacco products, since they can cause gum infection, as well as being a carcinogen.

— Tightly-spaced, short breastfeeding episodes can harm a baby’s teeth.

— If you have chipped or discolored teeth, ask your dentist about cosmetic options to remedy this.