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Tips to Take Care of Your Oral Hygiene

    Good teeth and gum care is essential when it comes to maintaining overall health. Strong teeth and gums not only help you eat well but also helps you maintain the shape of your face.

    In this section, we have listed down some good hygiene practices to keep your teeth and gums strong as you age.

     
    • Brushing Teeth

    The first step to oral hygiene is to brush your teeth regularly. It is the foremost thing which is recommended by any dentist. Try brushing your teeth twice a day daily so that you can avoid germs build-up on your teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush – to prevent damage to the enamel. There’s no need to brush too vigorously, either. Just use a gentle amount of pressure to brush your teeth from all sides.

    If you have dentures, brush them every day with a denture care product. Once it is cleaned soak them in water or in a denture-cleansing liquid at night. Ensure you leave them out of your mouth while you sleep - to prevent swollen gums.

     
    • Don’t Ignore Your Tongue

    Plaque can also build up on your tongue. Not only can this lead to bad mouth odor, but it can also lead to other oral health problems. Ensure you clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth.

     
    • Add Mouthwash to Your Routine

    Once the brushing is done rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash.  This practice is very fruitful. Mouthwash reduces the amount of acid in the mouth, cleans hard-to-brush areas in and around the gums, and re-mineralizes the teeth.

     
    • Include Calcium in Your Health Diet Plan

    Teeth requires plenty of calcium. Hence you must consume healthy calcium-rich foods such as milk, yogurt, cheese, orange juice, etc.

    Tips: Make sure you don't consume any food in excess or in little. Excess or deficiency of vitamins in your body can put you at risk of other health problems.

     
    • Drink Plenty of Water

    Water is one of the best beverages for your overall health — including oral health. As a thumb rule - ensure you drink plenty of water after every meal. This can help wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages. It will also help you get rid of dry mouth which is bad for oral health.

     
    • See Your Dentist Regularly

    You should visit a dental professional once in a year so that your oral health remains checked.  A dentist will not only treat calculus and cavities but will also be able to spot other potential issues to avoid any complications in the future.

     
    Remember, your mouth is a window to your general health. Taking good care of your mouth and teeth throughout your life can help prevent dental and other medical problems. To conclude - good oral health isn’t hard to achieve -  but it does require a little discipline. So be vigilant, be proactive, stay healthy and stay happy!

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