Healthier Teeth

Based on all the different commercials out there you may wonder what else can be done to take better care of your teeth. Your teeth are an immensely important part of your body, not just for aesthetics but for eating food as well.  Caring for your teeth properly however means you may need to be better educated about how this is done.  This will be addressed below.


Brushing your teeth twice a day. This is recommended by the American Dental Association.  Ensure you make brushing a daily routine, so you at least do the minimum cleaning to take care of your teeth.  In these instances it is recommend to floss.


It may not be easy to locate an affordable dentist.  You may find that going to a dental school where people train in becoming a dentist can be reasonably priced.  Going for regularly to an appointment is critical for the health of your teeth.


Cavities are created when the enamel is weakened. This weakening of the enamel is done by bacteria, and then you can get a cavity. Have your teeth cleaned by a qualified dental hygienist every six months or twice a year. During the visits, once a year they will X-ray the teeth to make sure no cavities have formed that may not be visible to the human eye.


Brushing twice each day may seem apparent, but there may be moments when it’s best to brush more often, for instance if you eat sugary foods, make sure to brush your teeth after eating a sugar laden meal or snack.


Some prescription medications could also be responsible for causing a person’s bad breath and/or dry mouth. Without enough saliva, a person may be more susceptible to cavities and discomfort. Check with your physician to find out if any of your medications could be causing bad breadth or chronic dry mouth. If it is discovered that this is the case, your doctor might be able to prescribe a different medication.  If not, your dentist can recommend possible treatments for your bad breadth or dry mouth problems.


For the cleaning of stains hydrogen peroxide can whiten your teeth. In order to use hydrogen peroxide safely, pour a little hydrogen peroxide into the cap of the bottle. Then, dip your toothbrush into the peroxide and brush gently and avoid your gums for a minimum of two minutes. Follow up by brushing with your regular toothpaste.


Don’t forget the back harder to reach teeth when you brush!  It is all so easy to neglect or forget to give those back teeth you cannot see a thorough cleaning, and it can have negative consequences. Always brush back teeth as well as front ones.

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