Investing in your health is important, and there’s no better way to do it than by investing in your health. Therefore, it’s time to begin 2019 with positive lifestyle changes. One of the health issues which a lot of people face is gum disease, which is an inflammatory disease that occurs when bacteria from plaque settles below the gum line, weakens the roots and make the teeth fall out. Let’s focus on a few tips and tricks for maintaining your oral health and preventing gum disease.
One of the easiest ways to avoid gum diseases is to brush your teeth regularly. Two things are very crucial in this case. The type of toothpaste and toothbrush one uses. One should always use a high-quality toothpaste, which is fluoride and SLS free. Buy a toothpaste that has the seal of the American Dental Association. Use a brush that has soft bristles and also make sure the brush reaches all the corners of your mouth.
One should make a habit to brush the teeth twice a day morning and night time for at least three minutes each time preferably after you eat. Brushing after meals helps remove plaque that may be trapped between the gums and teeth. Tongue scrubbing is also important to keep bacteria at bay.
One can keep the gum disease at bay by swishing your mouth with mouthwash to remove any food particles or bacteria that you missed while flossing or brushing.
It is important to regularly floss between your teeth to reduce the chances of plaque transforming into bacteria. Never floss too deep into the gums as it can result in injuries that can increase the chances of infections.
One should keep a watch on their diet to prevent gum diseases. Avoid starchy foods, such as deep-fried foods, and foods high in sugar, such as candy or pre-packaged food products. These types of foods increase the amount of plaque on your teeth.
It is highly important to visit the dentist for a regular check-up which can detect whether you have early stages of gum disease. Dental cleaning is also crucial as it can remove tartar build up that is not possible at home.