Dental health is not only related to many aspects of body health, but also a sign of modern people’s health and civilization. Once the teeth have problems, it will affect people’s normal life. So how do we maintain oral health in daily life?
1. Maintain Good Eating Habits
Develop good eating habits is very important to maintain oral health. Eating habits are closely related to dental health. Sugar and carbohydrates in the oral cavity are one of the main causes of caries. The main cause of caries is sucrose, followed by glucose and starch. If you regularly consume too many sugary sweets or drink too many carbonated beverages and fail to clean your mouth in time, it will lead to tooth demineralization, causing caries or tooth sensitivity. The more you eat sweets or carbonated drinks, the greater the risk of tooth damage. Therefore, you should try to reduce the number of times you eat sweets every day, drink less carbonated drinks, rinse your mouth with water or tea after eating, and stop brushing your teeth before going to bed at night Eating.
2. Brush Your Teeth Well
Brushing can remove dental plaque and food residues, maintain oral hygiene, and maintain the health of teeth and periodontal tissues. After brushing your teeth, plaque will quickly reattach to the clean tooth surface and continue to form, especially after falling asleep at night, the saliva secretion is reduced, the oral cavity has a poor self-cleaning effect, and bacteria are more likely to grow. Therefore, brush your teeth at least twice a day, and it is more important to brush your teeth at night before going to bed. Rinsing after meals can remove food residues in your mouth and keep your mouth clean. Chewing sugar-free gum can also stimulate saliva secretion, reduce oral acidity, help fresh breath, and clean teeth.
- The Bass Method
Simply put, the Bass Method is a set of brushing procedures that can brush each tooth more comprehensively. You need to clean the mouth with a group of two to three teeth, so that every surface of each tooth can be brushed.
By the way, many people brush their teeth for less than 2 minutes, and just pick up the toothbrush and brush it casually, which leads to poor oral cleaning. Using the Bass Method can delay your brushing speed and improve the cleaning effect.
- In Addition to Brushing Teeth, But Also Tongue Coating
The tongue coating is one of the important causes of bad mouth odor, and cleaning the tongue coating can still greatly improve your breath. The biggest problem that most people encounter when brushing the tongue coating is that the toothbrush irritates the base of the tongue, which can cause nausea, but you can gradually adapt after trying it slowly. I brush my teeth twice every time, once to clean the teeth, and the other time to clean the tongue after the teeth are cleaned.
3. Pick a Suitable Toothbrush
In addition to mastering the correct method of brushing your teeth, you also need to choose the right toothbrush. On the whole, it is not wrong to buy products from major brands, but there are some details worth noting. Theoretically, the softer the bristles, the better, because the softer bristles can protect your gums. However, everyone has different feelings about softness and hardness, and the actual purchase should be decided according to the softness and hardness that they are used to.
Most people put the toothbrush in the bathroom after brushing their teeth, but this high humidity environment will turn the toothbrush into a breeding ground for bacteria. After brushing your teeth, be sure to clean the toothbrush and put it in a relatively ventilated and dry place.
4. Choose the Right Toothpaste
Toothpaste is a kind of preparation that assists in brushing teeth, which can enhance the friction of brushing teeth, help remove food debris, soft scale, and dental plaque, help eliminate or reduce oral odor and freshen breath. Fluoride toothpaste has a clear anti-caries effect, and its wide application worldwide is one of the main reasons for the substantial decline in the incidence of caries. Brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste is a safe and effective anti-caries measure, especially suitable for children and the elderly who tend to suffer from caries.
5. Have Regular Oral Checkups
Scaling can effectively remove the dental plaque, dental stains, and tartar that have formed on the surface of the teeth. It should be done at least once a year regardless of whether your teeth have problems. Oral diseases such as caries and periodontal disease often occur slowly. There are usually no obvious symptoms in the early stage, and it is generally not easy to detect. When the uncomfortable symptoms such as pain appear, it may have reached the middle and late stages of the disease. The treatment is more complicated. The patient will suffer more pain and cost more. The treatment effect is not yet Must be very satisfied. Therefore, regular oral health checkups, at least once a year, can not only detect and treat oral diseases in time, but also help doctors take measures to prevent and control the development of oral diseases according to the situation.
Even with serious care every day, we still need to ask professionals for help on key issues. I hope you guys can take care of your teeth.