Excellent Dental Hygiene Helps to Keep Your Whole Body Healthier
Posted on 2/6/2023 by SmileCOS Dentistry
Good oral care and hygiene are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and functioning throughout your life. Many people tend to think that good dental hygiene starts and stops at brushing your teeth regularly. However, many practices go into proper dental care. Regular brushing is one of them and is the most popular form of dental care.
Most people also think that oral health only involves fighting gum disease and cavities. Research has shown that there is a link between oral health and overall health. This link means an improvement in your oral health will mean an improvement in your overall health. To help you achieve excellent oral health, here are some tips on dental hygiene that can be of use.
Brush Your Teeth Regularly but Gently
When you brush your teeth, you remove food particles that had remained after your meal; If these food particles stay for too long in your mouth, they form a substance known as plaque when mixed with saliva. Plaque contains bacteria that infect the teeth and gums. When you brush aggressively, you damage your gums and might provide an opening for bacteria. You might also erode your enamel making your teeth sensitive. We recommend you brush your teeth regularly but gently at least twice every day.
Drink Lots of Water
Water helps to clean your mouth by rinsing away food particles that were unreachable by the toothbrush. It also helps in the formation of saliva, which also cleans the mouth. Drinking water regularly will also boost your immune system to fight any infections you might get.
Use the Right Mouthwash
Mouthwash is great for your dental hygiene. Apart from helping you fight bacteria, it helps you rinse your mouth, ridding it of food remnants. However, we recommend that you use non-alcohol-based mouthwash, as alcohol has a damaging effect on teeth.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will keep you up and running for a long time. Incorporating these habits into your daily routine will produce the best results. Prevention is always better than cure. For any other information regarding your dental health, contact us.
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