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There are many habits that we do every day, things that we have been doing for years; however, sometimes these habits can harm our oral health. In our blog we constantly offer our information associated with dental procedures, oral pathologies, traveling and even some eccentric dental pathologies; however, this time we want to tell you about different habits that can completely improve your dental health.
Flossing is one of the most effective ways to keep your teeth clean, flossing is an effective method to remove "plaque". Unfortunately, flossing does not show an instant gratification, but flossing helps to remove food trapped between the teeth and removes bacteria before it has a chance to harden and turns into plaque.
If you for any reason don’t follow this habit several, consequences can occur; among them bleeding gums, gum disease, and other oral diseases. Flossing will toughen up your gums – Sani advice you to follow this habit and improve your dental health.
Tooth Brushing – Twice a day every day
I know, I know, this is something that the dentist tells you every time; but we can’t emphasize this enough. Brushing your teeth is the most effective way to remove food residues from your teeth before it becomes "plaque". Unfortunately, many of us do not brush properly even though this is a simple habit that can improve your oral health.
To avoid dental disease, Sani Dental Group advice you to use a soft toothbrush and gently brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle, in a circular motion. If you are tired of using a manual toothbrush, why don't you try an electronic toothbrush? You will be surprised of all the benefits an electronic toothbrush can offer you.
FACT: Changing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months will protect your teeth and improve your dental health.
Don’t Forget your Tongue
Many of us forget to clean our tongue while brushing our teeth; every time you brush your teeth remember to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner/scraper or your toothbrush. Remember that your tongue has numerous tiny projections that collect food particles, when untreated these can cause bad breath and tooth decay. By cleaning our tongue, we eliminate bacteria, protect our teeth and improve our dental health.
FACT: Tongue cleaning can really make your mouth look and smell nice.
To further improve your dental health you can use an oral irrigator, an oral irrigator is a device that uses a stream of pulsating water to clean your teeth. This device has existed for decades, but not many know of the benefits a Waterpik offers. Many don’t know that using an oral irrigator can reduce the pain and bleeding caused by flossing improperly; not to mention all the oral benefits, like:
- Reduces inflammation in gums
- Less time to clean your teeth improves gum health and controls gingivitis
- In just 3 sec. an oral irrigator can remove 99.9% of plaque
- Reduces risk of bleeding
- Different tips - to support different oral needs
For more information, you can read our post: Hydro Flossing
A well-balanced diet can also help to improve your dental health. There are many foods that can harm our teeth and gums, foods high on starches and sugars stick to our teeth and can lead to plaque. Other foods that can damage our teeth are soft drinks and carbonated drinks, The reason these drinks can be harmful is their acid levels. The acid in these drinks can damage and harm your teeth’s enamel. Avoid these foods if you want to improve your dental health.
If you wish to improve both your health and dental health, we invite you to eat fruits and leafy green vegetables. By eating three servings of whole fruits and vegetables every day, your body, teeth and gums will be healthy.
Do you like your smile? We know you do and Sani Dental Group wants you to have a strong bright smile. Sani has 3 dental clinics in Los Algodones and each dental clinic has the professional staff capable of assisting you in all simple and complex dental procedures. To improve your dental health, we invite you and your friends to subscribe to our Newsletter and if you are struggling with any dental problem, call one of our patient coordinators and take care of this problem.