Posted on 10/22/2019 in Other

5 Important Questions About Oral Care

5 Important Questions About Oral Care

Everyone wants to have healthy teeth, fresh breath, and a beautiful smile but this largely depends on whether the person is able to properly care for their oral cavity. Many are limited to brushing their teeth in the mornings and evenings but this is not enough since food debris and stagnant mucus that cannot be removed with just brushing teeth lead to the growth of bacteria. They provoke many different diseases. So how to care about teeth in order to preserve their health?

1. How to Improve Teeth Color?

Foods like coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices, soda, and colorant sweets can change the color of enamel and cause plaque. Citrus, all sour fruits, and berries can destroy tooth enamel and expose dentin, the main part of the tooth which is characterized by a natural yellowish tint. 

After each intake, rinse your mouth with warm water or use sugar-free chewing gum to remove food debris and neutralize the acids. You can use whitening compounds like toothpaste, gel, or special strips and visit the dentist once every six months.

2. How to Prevent Tooth Decay and Other Problems?

It is very important to brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening, as well as use an irrigator with floss. In order to greatly improve your oral hygiene, you need to stop smoking, follow a balanced diet, and limit yourself to foods high in sugar and starch. They create a favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria that damage the teeth. 

It is better to diversify your diet with products that help restore weakened tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay, such as dairy products, nuts, fish, hard vegetables, and fruits.

3. How to Cope With Tooth Enamel Sensitivity?

Painful sensations during the ingestion of food and drinks may be the result of increased teeth sensitivity. The reasons for its development are varied from thinning of tooth enamel as a result of malnutrition or using too hard a toothbrush to drooping gums, which causes severe gum disease and exposure of the tooth root. 

If you notice an increase in teeth sensitivity, you should consult your dentist. The doctor will determine the cause of the problem, help you choose a toothbrush with optimal bristle stiffness, a toothpaste with a lower content of abrasive particles and a high fluoride content to gradually reduce tooth sensitivity and prevent tooth decay.

4. Is It Necessary to Rinse the Mouth Every Day?

Mouth rinses have a complex effect and can improve the quality of teeth cleaning. Preventive rinses are intended to ensure fresh breath, maintain the natural whiteness of the teeth, and cleanse the oral cavity from food debris and bacteria. Healing rinses can strengthen gums and tooth enamel, eliminate painful conditions such as gingivitis, tooth sensitivity, and also prevent tooth decay.

5. How to Replace a Regular Toothbrush?

Unlike a conventional toothbrush, an electric toothbrush removes more plaque. The most advanced ultrasound models can remove plaque even at a distance of 5 millimeters. They perfectly cope with problem areas between the teeth and allow you to brush teeth faster and more effectively. But if a person suffers from hypersensitivity or dental diseases, then using the device may be contraindicated.

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