We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. Some ill-fate and foolish persons do not feel the importance of tooth before they lose it. Not only for attractive smile, to maintain a good health and happy life, have we had to take care of our teeth. Without our teeth, it would be impossible for us to eat properly and without them our nutrition and overall health would suffer. Tooth health doesn’t just affect your mouth. It affects your entire body. Keeping your teeth and gums happy also means you are less prone to other illnesses and infections, and keeping your body happy and healthy means your mouth is less susceptible to disease. To maintain teeth health it is essential to brush regularly. Flossing between teeth, scraping tongue, going to dentist time to time for checking, and giving up some bad habits that affects teeth and mouth health are also important.
Dentists say that the minimum time you should spend brushing your teeth is 2 minutes twice a day. Here are some tips on how to brush properly:
Use an egg timer or play a favorite song while brushing your teeth to get used to brushing for a full 2 to 3 minutes. Some electronic toothbrushes have timers that let you know when 2 minutes are up.
Acts on Flossing
Brushing is important but it won't remove the plaque and particles of food between your teeth, under the gumline, or under braces. You'll need to floss these spaces at least once a day.
The type of floss you choose depends on how much space you have between your teeth. Dentists usually recommend unwaxed floss because it's thinner and easier to slide through small spaces. However, studies have shown that there is no major difference in the effectiveness based on the type of floss used.
Believe it or not, this simple trick reduces oral bacteria and helps remove the gunk from the back of your mouth that causes halitosis.
Using tobacco through smoking or chewing puts you at great risk for gum disease, recession, cavities, tooth discoloration and oral cancer. If you quit in 2013, your chances of losing your teeth will be drastically reduced.
Stay Away From Sugary Foods
You know you should stay away from sweets, as sugar is bacteria’s favorite fuel and it doesn’t do your body any good whatsoever. Since it’s nearly impossible to abstain completely, extra brushing after eating sugary foods can help you get fewer cavities.
It may be surprising that exercise can benefit your teeth and gums, but research has shown that exercise increases bone mass.
Exercise and a diet that includes lots of the necessary nutrients – like calcium and phosphorous – that support proper bone density will also keep your mouth happy. Make sure you also get a good dose of Vitamin D, which you can either take in through sunlight or with supplements.
Why Healthy Teeth Are Important
How does taking care of your teeth help with all those things? Taking care of your teeth helps prevent plaque , which is a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth.
Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables
Eating well is essential for your dental health. A poor diet affects your entire body, including your gums and teeth. Protect your oral health in the new year by eating lots of crisp fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples and celery.