Are you concerned about your oral health or just looking to maintain it? We will talk about what things you can do to prevent oral disease, among other things. Impressions are important in society and one’s smile can greatly influence not only a person’s outlook but impression on others. Seeing someone with a beautiful smile automatically triggers feelings of interest. At the same time, seeing a person with decayed teeth and bad oral hygiene can lead to a negative impression.
People with perfect pearly white teeth are never short of receiving a compliment about their smiles from acquaintances and in many cases, their perfect smiles are put down to genetic predisposition. Although genetics plays a major role in the health of your teeth, preventive measures and expertise in dental correction and tooth whitening are nowadays readily available offering individuals a chance to improve the look of their mouths.
So below are some things that you can do in order to maintain good oral health;
- Daily oral hygiene measures. It is recommended to brush twice daily with a toothbrush and toothpaste of a reputable company. Once in the morning, preferably after breakfast, and once before going to bed at night. Flossing is also important as dental floss can get into the crevices between teeth cleaning out hard to reach areas that may have been missed during brushing. Gargling and rinsing with a mouthwash can also be useful as food particles wedged in can be spat out and disease-causing bacteria killed.
- Regular dental appointments. Dentists are professionals when it comes to all things to do with the health of the oral cavity. During dental assessments, a dentist can pinpoint key changes in oral anatomy early and hence treat many conditions before they progress to moderate or severe cases. They can offer deep cleaning procedures that clean out hardened plaque deposits and rejuvenate the teeth and gums preventing gum disease and tooth decay, that could eventually lead to tooth loss. Since research shows that your oral health is correlatively related to cardiovascular disease the importance of seeing a dentist for assessment should not be undermined. Atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, infective endocarditis, are some of the diseases scientists are posing links with. Appointments with our dental team can be scheduled hassle-free.
- Quit smoking – Easier said than done for many. But tobacco smoke stains teeth and substances present in cigarette smoke cause inflammation in gingival tissue promoting bacterial invasion and plaque formation. Nicotine replacement alternatives are available. Speak to a medical doctor for a better understanding of what is available out there.
- Diet low in sugar and low in saturated fats. A balanced diet is important for overall health not only oral health. Sugary foods have been implicated in harmful microbial multiplication providing these microbes with readily available sources of energy that they can use to multiply causing plaque formation and tooth decay. Sweets and sugary beverages should be kept to a minimum or abstained from completely.
- Regular exercise and other measures that promote good health.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth and get them looking like a million bucks or just wanting to get your oral health status assessed, then feel free to contact us and get more information on some of the services we can provide you with.