healthy Teeth, dentist’s five tips for you

By eating and cleaning your teeth properly, you prevent the most common dental problems, which usually worsen with age, and increase your chances of a healthy teeth for life. Here are the dentist’s five tips on how to keep your mouth healthy. 

1. Floss
Most people are pretty good at brushing their teeth and do it twice a day which keeps the visible parts of the teeth clean. The problems, therefore, often arise between the teeth where we neglect the cleaning. In addition, using dental floss daily reduces the risk of cavities in the teeth. Still, it is also an effective way to remove plaque that can otherwise cause inflammation of the gums and lead to tooth loss, a disease that affects every other person over 50.

2. Regular dental visits
Not many people go to the dentist for fun and often go there only when they have problems with their teeth. It is then more intelligent to go to a dentist and dental hygienist to avoid the issues rather than fix them. An annual visit to both a dentist and a dental hygienist helps you to keep your teeth clean, even in places where you have black to reach. In addition, dental care allows you to detect the problems in time before you start to suffer from them and before they require expensive procedures. Going to the dentist can thus save you both money and suffering.

3. Eat the right food
Food affects your entire health, and teeth are, of course, no exception. Sugar is, for example, the favorite food for oral bacteria, and when they break down the sugar, an acid is formed in the mouth, which damages the enamel and causes cavities in the teeth. Sweet and sour drinks such as soft drinks and juices are extra bad because the acid in the glass itself also erodes the teeth. Combining acidic foods with, for example, dairy products containing calcium helps neutralize the harmful acids. Our saliva also neutralizes the acid, and therefore it is good to eat food that must be adequately chewed because it increases saliva production.

4. Eat right
For your saliva to have a chance to neutralize the acid that corrodes holes in the teeth, it needs time to work. Therefore, you should avoid snacking because it starts acid production and does not give the mouth time to recover. Trying to eat regularly and only on three occasions a day is, therefore, suitable for your dental health. You can also chew a sugar-free chewing gum after a meal to help saliva production and speed up the neutralization of acids.

5. Quit smoking and snuff
Suns and cigarettes affect your mouth in several ways. The first thing many people notice is that their teeth become discolored and that their breathing gets worse. In addition, studies have shown a clear link between tobacco and cancer of the oral cavity. Both cigarettes and sun’s also harm the gums. Smokers, for example, are three to five times more likely to suffer from tooth loss.