Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Basic dental care includes brushing and flossing your your teeth regularly.
THE WAYS TO AVOID DENTAL PROBLEMS:
1)Brush your teeth twice a day -- in the morning and night.This removes plague which can damage the teeth,gums and surrounding bone.
2)Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride which help prevent tooth decay and cavities
3)Avoid food that contains lots of sugar.Sugar helps plague grow.
4)Avoid using to tobacco products which can cause gum disease and oral cancer.
5)Practice tongue cleaning .It is specially good for those who smoke.
6)If you are pregnant eat a balanced nutritious diet and get adequate amount of vitamins and minerals.They should get their dental checked before giving birth and have any gums or cavities diesese treated .
WHEN TO CALL A DOCTOR:
1)For regular cleaning and examination
2)If your gums bleed
3)If your teeth are loose and moving apart
4)If your gums are red ,swollen or tender
5)If you loose filling
6)If your mouth is sore for past 2 weeks
7)If you have a bad breath that does not go away
1)Eat a balanced diet that contains whole grains,vegetables and fruits.
2)Mozerella and other cheese ,peanuts, yoghurt ,milk,and sugar free chewing gum are good for your teeth
3)Avoid food that contains a lot of sugar .The longer sugar stays in contact with your teeth the more damage sugar will do.
4)Do not snack before bedtime.Any leftovers in the mouth can cause cavities
5)Do not use tobacco as it will have mouth cancer or gum disease .