Dental health is an important issue. Proper dental care can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, cavities and many other issues which can affect your overall health. Oral hygiene is the process of maintaining one’s mouth thoroughly free from disease and other oral problems by brushing and flossing between the teeth, after each meal and at bedtime. It is also important that dental health is performed on a routine basis to help prevention of bad breath and dental cavities. Brushing one’s teeth after each meal will remove particles that have sunk into the plaque or tartar which can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Flossing is very important for maintaining dental health. A good dentist will recommend a minimum of two teeth teeth flossing every day. If your mouth does not feel clean after brushing and flossing then a visit to the dentist may be in order. Your dentist may suggest a professional dental cleaning in order to remove plaque and bacteria build up on the tooth surface.
After the visit to the dentist it is recommended that you keep up with good oral health by flossing on a daily basis between dental visits. A thorough flossing removes food particles that have sunk down between the teeth, and it also reaches deeper into the mouth and removes particles that may have fallen from your brush. After each flossing it is recommended that you give your mouth a thorough cleaning including a good tooth brush and any fluoride mouth rinse. Using a toothbrush with soft bristles helps loosen the tartar that builds up between teeth during the years. Flossing can help alleviate some of this buildup, but it is always a good idea to floss regardless. Using a fluoride mouth rinse will kill any bacteria that may reside in your mouth. There are a few types of foods that are especially important for dental health and one of them is root crops. Raw apple cider vinegar helps fight tooth decay because it contains acetic acid, which erases leftover bacteria, sugars and carbohydrates. Drinking apple cider vinegar with a small amount of honey combined every night before bed is another way to help promote good dental health.
The condition of your gums will affect your dental health as well. In particular it is very important to check your gums for any signs of gum disease. As we age our gums will become thinner and recede from our teeth. Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth decay and cavity. Regular trips to the dentist and a monthly teeth cleaning can help prevent these types of dental problems from occurring. Dental health and oral health go hand in hand. Good dental health promotes good oral health. Dentists can make a big difference in your dental health and your level of oral health by recommending the proper procedures and products that work best for you. They can also refer you to an expert if dental issues are more serious than you currently feel comfortable dealing with.