Young or old, you need to take care of your teeth. Even if most, or all, of your teeth are false ones you still need to clean them and take care of them. Taking care of your teeth properly when you’re younger can help prevent needing fake ones when you’re older.
It’s really not that difficult to take care of your teeth, and it doesn’t take up all that much time. You just have to make a conscious effort to do the things you need to do each and every day to keep them healthy, clean and white.
Brushing And Flossing
Healthy teeth start with brushing and flossing, as well as with the foods you eat. You should brush your teeth no less than twice a day. Once in the morning and once before bed are the minimal teeth brushing times.
To keep them even healthier, brush your teeth after each meal as well. Be sure to brush your teeth for two minutes. This is the right amount of time to make sure that you get every tooth and every area, including your tongue, brushed.
Just brushing isn’t enough though. You need to make sure you get food that is stuck between your teeth, which can only be done with floss. Flossing helps prevent cavities.
Get A regular Dental CheckUp
Just because you brush your teeth for two minutes two times every day and you floss every morning doesn’t mean you won’t get a cavity. There are other factors, such as foods you eat, your genes, and medicines you are taking, that can affect the health of your teeth.
This is why it is important to get a dental checkup, which is usually recommended for every six months. Your dentist can catch things like gum disease ahead of time and help keep your mouth healthy.
If you do have dental issues, like a cavity, your doctor can quickly schedule a fix. You may be able to get a filling. If you waited too long and have to get the tooth pulled, you’ll want to make sure you follow your dentist’s directions so you don’t have even worse things happen.
Dry socket is probably one of the most painful affects of a pulled tooth. iCliniq, suggests following all instructions given by your dental professional to avoid this painful result. That includes no straws, no sucking on ice cubes and no smoking.
Eating Right And Nixing Bad Habits
Speaking of smoking, it’s discoloring your teeth and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Just stop smoking.
It’s also important to eat a healthy well-rounded diet that can help keep your teeth and the bones that keep them in place healthy. That means eating whole grains, lean meats and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Cut back on junk food and sugary drinks that eat away at the enamel on your teeth.
If you don’t have time to brush, at least take a moment to rinse with some mouthwash and brush as soon as you can!