Facts About Oral Health
Brush twice a day to keep your cavities away.
You need to brush your teeth properly at least twice a day, you could speak to your dentist about the right way to brush.
Brushing removes plaque that causes cavities, plaque is the sticky and soft substance that accumulates on the teeth from food debris and bacteria. Brushing and Flossing your teeth daily will remove accumulated in-between the teeth, Flossing can remove plaque from regions that a toothbrush cannot reach. Keeping your teeth free from plaque also helps to prevent gum disease.
Regular Dental Checkups can save you from Oral Cancer
When you go for your regular dental checkups, your dentist also screens you for any signs of oral cancer. Every hour of every day, someone dies of oral cancer around the world. This serious dental disease which pertains to the mouth, lips or throat is often highly curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Visiting your dentist for regular checkups. Avoiding tobacco usage are the key factors in preventing oral cancer.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease Affects Your Overall Health
Gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and has also been linked to heart disease and strokes. If diagnosed in the early stage, gingivitis can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease, called Periodontitis, which includes bone loss, may follow. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings are the best prevention against gum disease.
Dental Cleanings and Check Ups are Extremely Important
Going to the dentist for regular checkup & cleaning is one of the most important factors in maintaining good oral health.
Regular checkups can prevent cavities, root canals, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental conditions. Don’t wait until you have a problem before you see your dentist; help prevent problems before they happen.
Halitosis (Bad Breath) could be the Result of a Dental Problem
About 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. If bad breath is the cause of a dental condition, mouthwash will only mask the odour and not cure it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your dentist; they are there to help you. Flossing daily and brushing your teeth & tongue twice a day can greatly reduce and possibly eliminate bad breath.
Proper Nutrition is Important for Good Dental Health
The sugars from soft drinks and non-nutritional foods combine with the bacteria in our mouths which produces acids that attack tooth enamel. This can lead to cavities and gum disease. Limiting the amount of beverages and foods that are high in sugar can greatly help to maintain good dental health.
Dental Problems Do Not Get Better or Go Away Without Treatment
If your dentist gives you a treatment plan for dental work that you need to have done, you should focus on getting your teeth fixed as soon as possible. Even cavities continue to get bigger. If they get big enough to reach the nerve in your tooth, your only options would be to have a root canal or have the tooth extracted.
A Root Canal is Usually Not Painful
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a patient say, “Just pull the tooth, I’ve heard root canals are horrible.” With today’s technology, root canals are nothing like most people think. I have had root canals and I was pleasantly surprised every time. In my opinion, a root canal is as painless as having a filling.
Change Your Toothbrush
Manual toothbrushes become worn out after about 3 months and are not as effective as they once were. If you have gum disease, you should change your toothbrush every 4 – 6 weeks because bacteria can harbor in the bristles. You should always rinse your toothbrush with hot water after every use and change it after you have been sick.
Maintaining Good Dental Health is Easy
Some people think that having good dental health takes too much effort. Seeing your dentist for regular dental check ups and cleanings, brushing twice a day, flossing daily and eating a nutritional diet are the key factors in having healthy teeth and gums. Now, what’s so hard about that?