Make Great Impressions with Healthy Smiles It is easy to keep your teeth and gums in good health. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between teeth every day, establishing good eating habits and having regular dental visits can prevent many dental problems – saving you dollars and discomfort!
1- Place the toothbrush at a slight angle toward the gums when brushing along the gum line.
2- Use a gentle touch. It doesn’t take much pressure to remove the plaque from your teeth, and vigorous scrubbing could irritate your gums.
3- Clean all the surfaces of the teeth – the inner (tongue side) tooth surface.
4- The chewing surfaces…
5- And the inside of the front teeth.
6- Gently brush your tongue – including the back – to help remove bacteria that cause bad breath.
Cleaning between your teeth
1- Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers.
2- Wind the remaining floss around the same finger of the other hand. This finger will take up the floss as it is used.
3- Hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers, with about an inch of floss between them. Leaving no slack. Gently slide the floss between your teeth. Do not jerk or snap the floss into the gums.
4- When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Gently slide it into the shape between the gum and tooth until you feel resistance.
5- Hold the floss against the tooth. Gently rub the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum.
6- Don’t forget to floss the back of the last tooth. This is a critical area where plaque often collects
The Problem of Plaque
Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with through daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus, or tartar. Brushing and cleaning between teeth become more difficult when tartar collects above the gum line. The gum tissue can become irritated and inflamed. Gums may become swollen or may bleed. This is called gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. The good news is that gingivitis is reversible with professional teeth cleaning in the dental office and good care at home. If gum disease is left untreated, the gums may pull away from the teeth and form pockets that usually become infected. Without treatment, bone loss can occur and teeth may become loose, fall out or require extraction. Twice-daily brushing and cleaning the teeth daily with floss or other inter dental cleaners help remove food particles and plaque from the mouth and are essential in preventing both tooth decay and gum disease
Maintaining a Healthy Smile
Remember, it only takes a few minutes each day to achieve a healthy smile.
· Brush thoroughly with fluoride tooth-paste with a day, or more often if we advises you.
· Eat a well-balanced diet. Limit between-meal snacks.
· Clean between your teeth once a day with floss another type of inter dental cleaner.
· Schedule regular dental check-ups. Professional teeth cleaning and examinations are an important part of maintaining that healthy smile.
Facts on Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is as common as other cancers Fatal if not detected & treated early, more common among males, although females are also t significant risk. Habits like guttka, tobacco and smoking contributes to the rising incidence of oral cancer.
Early Warning Signs Of Oral Cancer
A white or red patch in the oral activity A painless oral ulcer which does not heal for over 2 weeks Difficulty in eating drinking and speaking. In case any of the above symptoms are experienced the person should immediately consult us
How to avoid oral cancer
Eat a balanced diet rich in fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and dairy products which will provide all the essential nutrients Brush twice every day (in the morning and before bedtime) and maintain proper oral hygiene habits. Have a dental checkup every six months. Avoid bad habits which contribute to oral cancer Follow the above tips and make your life risk-free from oral cancer