Dental care is just as important as any other type of care –dental issues may lead to bigger problems later on if they’re left unattended. Prevention is a huge key to stopping these complications from appearing in the first place.
Sometimes, you might be required to do a little more than just brushing and flossing, as those two actions may not be enough to assure an effective cleaning. Don’t worry if you get to feel lost in this topic – we’re here to help you find the best measure to take care of your teeth.
There are a lot of things that you can do at home – yet you might need to attend a cosmetic & implant dentistry center for some others.
Stepping into the world of dental self-care
Brushing – the pillar of dental care.
The first step towards a squeaky-clean denture might be easier than one could think of – and that’d be properly brushing your teeth. It’s part of almost everyone’s daily routine, yet there might be some flaws to our brushing technique that could leave some parts of our mouth unclean, giving tooth-decay bacteria a chance to reproduce.
It’s recommended by dentists and dental associations alike to brush your teeth twice or thrice a day, using a soft-bristled, non-abrasive brush. Your toothbrush should be replaced every 4 months tops.
To start brushing your teeth, your toothbrush should be facing the gums at a 45-degree angle. Brush the outer and inner areas of your teeth in short strokes back and forth in a gentle manner, making sure to remove the food particles that build up in your teeth.
Floss every day, every night before brushing your teeth. Dental floss is able to reach places that your toothbrush can’t and will remove food particles that may eventually develop and give a chance for decay to take place.
Follow these steps if you’re wondering how to floss properly:
· Break off a large thread of dental floss and roll most of it around the middle fingers.
· Slide the floss in an up-and-down motion between your teeth– the floss should rub against both sides of each tooth.
· Watch out for your gums – it’s important to clean them, but using a piece of floss to do so could result in you hurting them.
· Keep flossing in between your teeth. Use a clean portion of the floss for each of them.
Tight places or tiny slots between your teeth are the perfect places where bacteria can hatch, so keep them in mind when flossing!
Sugar – not as sweet as you may think.
Sugary foods are perhaps one of your dental health’s worst enemies. Sugar causes the corrosion and decay of teeth, contributing to the appearance of cavities and abscesses. If left unattended, this may lead to having your tooth or multiple teeth extracted.
Treating yourself to sugar every now and then is alright, but it could result in prejudicial to your overall health in the long term if consumed in excessive quantities, not only to your teeth. It’s best to avoid sweets and beverages with high amounts of sugar if possible.
It’s also important to note that adopting a healthy dietary regime and eating foods high in vitamins and minerals (such as calcium) will strengthen your teeth, as well as help your muscles and regulate your nervous system’s functions.
Hydration is also a must!
Pay a visit to your dentist every 6 months or so.
Don’t wait for your tooth to ache or for your gums to bleed – establishing a routine or adopting the habit of visiting your dentist every 6 months will help you prevent bigger issues, or follow up on ones that have already appeared and you might have not been aware of.
A lot of dental issues may affect your general health in the long run if they’re not treated properly – a certified dentist may find a way to stop them from happening if they’ve been identified early enough.
What to do after a procedure
It’s normal for patients who have undergone a zygomatic implant or normal implant procedure to take their denture for granted, but a new denture doesn’t mean that you should be less careful about the way that you care about your denture.
There are various DIY methods to produce your own denture cleaner, but it’s better to attend a dentist’s office and have them guide you on what steps to take to avoid damaging your denture and assuring a deep, effective cleaning.
Setting an appointment
Traveling to Mexico for dental work
Every year, thousands of international tourists resort to traveling to Mexico as a way to get world-standard, high-quality dental work at affordable prices.
Patients may be able to save up to 70% in treatments when compared to rates in the United States.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Sani Dental Group, the best dentist in Mexico for dental implants and esthetic dentistry, call us at (928) 257-1307, or fill a form online with some basic information and our patient care team will get in contact with you.