Brush And Floss Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth is great for removing the plaque that has accumulated on your teeth during the day. If this plaque is left to stay for too long, you could be looking at potential tooth loss and recession of the gums. You might even get calculus stones stuck to your teeth and they are quite painful to remove. So many of us neglect to floss daily. This is not a good practice because there are many benefits to flossing. Firstly, floss gets rid of food particles that get stuck in the spaces between your teeth. If left for too long, these food particles become the basis for cavities being formed by bacteria in the teeth.
Use The Right Tooth Paste
Consult Boston Dental about the status of your oral health and ask your dentist to recommend a toothpaste that can help your oral hygiene get better. For example, we can give you a toothpaste that whitens your teeth if they are getting stained.
Get In Control Of Your Habits
If you smoke too many cigarettes or frequently chew tobacco, betel nut or any such thing, your teeth start getting stained. They also weaken and become prone to falling out as well. If you are an addict and cannot seem to stop yourself, try to use toothpaste or mouthwash that is specifically made for smokers and tobacco addicts. Also, try to stay away from sweet foods as much as possible since they attract bacteria in large numbers and are one of the most common reasons for cavities. It is important to be aware of all the sources of sugar that are out there. It is not just everything that is sweet, but anything that can turn to sugar like pieces of bread. Cutting down your sugar intake is good for cavity prevention, as well as your general health.
Get Regular Dental Checkups
You need to visit your dentist at least once in six months to get your dental status checked and to fix any problems you might have in your oral cavity as soon as they arise. If you do not frequent the dentist and there are problems in your teeth they will only get worse progressively and could even become the basis for tooth loss.