Do you think you are doing your best to maintain your oral health? Even if you think you are taking enough efforts to keep your mouth healthy and disease free, it might not be enough. Proper cleaning and regular dental checkups are a must if you want to seriously maintain your overall health. Most of us tend to neglect the importance of oral hygiene and fall prey to various dental problems. Just like how we keep monitoring our body, we must also pay attention to our oral health to avoid serious dental complications. In this article, we will discuss things dentists want you to know to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems.

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  1. Brushing to keep cavities away

Everytime you eat something, bacterial plaque sticks on the surface of your teeth, which, if not removed, can cause problems like tooth decay and gum diseases. So, when you brush, you are removing the layer of plaque. Brushing helps scrape off the the plaque and clean the area in between your teeth. As a result, it helps keep your mouth clean and healthy. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily to remove plaque from your teeth.

2. Gum diseases affect your overall health

Gums diseases are more harmful than they appear. If left untreated they can lead to serious health complications, such as heart diseases and strokes. Gum diseases such as gingivitis, if not treated or left unaddressed for a longer period of time, can lead to periodontitis. So, it is imperative to take good care of gums to prevent severe health problems.

3. Regular dental check ups and dental cleaning is important

Dental problems don’t go away on their own. Regular dental checkups and dental cleaning is important to maintain good oral health. You must go for a dental checkup once every six months, or more often if you are already getting treatment for some dental problem. Regular dental checkups helps you to understand the status of your oral health and treat dental problems before they become serious.

4. Bad breath is an indication of dental problem

If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, it may be due to some underlying dental complication which needs to be checked out by a dentist. A mouthwash can only help mask the odor, but it will not treat the underlying dental issue. To tackle the problem of bad breath, you need to practice good oral hygiene and drink lots of water. Water helps in washing away the disease causing bacteria, thereby reducing bad breath.

5. Healthy food is important for oral health

Apart from practicing good oral hygiene, it is important to monitor your eating habits. Over consumption of acidic and sugary food items, caffeinated and carbonated drinks, alcohol and tobacco greatly affects in your oral health. Eating food items that are rich in vitamin C, crunchy fruits and vegetables, and dairy products can keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Book an appointment at Signature Smilez to know more about how to maintain oral health and keep dental problems at bay.