ORAL HEALTH = OVERALL HEALTH
We try to inspire people to just take control of their oral health because if you don’t take of your oral health, it affects so many different aspects of everyone’s lives. If your smile and mouth are not together, it affects your relationship, your self-esteem, and your health.
Oral health is a reflection of the physiological, social and psychological factors that are essential to our quality of life
Poor oral health care can result in poor overall health.
You don’t have to brush your teeth… …Just the ones you want to keep !!!
Don’t rush when you brush.
Better Teeth Better Health
Smiles are always in fashion
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight
A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care
Smiles are great investments. The more you collect the better you feel.
Remember dentistry is not expensive … Neglect is
Smile it raises your face value
Smile, it lets your teeth breathe
Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph
Smile, It’s free therapy
Smile. It is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness
Laughing cheerfulness throws the light of the day on all the paths of life
Smile at the obstacle, for its a bridge
Keep Smiling. It makes people wonder what you’re up to
Your smile will give you A Positive Countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you
A baby’s smile is an antidote to meet your day’s stress away
Oral Health Tips –
Brush with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush after a meal or at least twice a day
Floss daily right before bedtime
Eat a well-balanced diet; this helps keep your teeth and gum healthy
Don’t Smoke or Use Tobacco
Limit between-meal snacks, especially those sugar
Drink plenty of water
Be Flawless not Floss less
Have your mouth checked regularly by a dentist
Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles begin to worn out
Do’s and Don’ts of Oral Hygiene
The Do’s of Oral Hygiene
To maintain a proper level of oral hygiene take the following actions –
Do use a soft-bristled toothbrush. These bristles are easier on gums and they make it easier to reach under the gums.
Do be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day. While brushing after every meal is optimal, brushing twice a day should suffice.
Do clean your gums and your entire mouth, not just your teeth.
Do make sure to floss as well. It’s important for keeping both your teeth and your gums healthy.
Do eat healthier and avoid foods that can cause tooth decay. Eat a mouth-healthy diet! Indulge yourself in foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and of course, water!
Do take steps to stop any nighttime teeth grinding. While you won’t be able to cure it on your own, it’s best to talk to your dentist about it to determine what your best method of treatment will be.
- Do go to the dentist once every six months. Not only will you get your teeth cleaned, but the dentist will be able to check your mouth for tooth decay, gum diseases, or any other potential problems.
Following habits, you should not follow –
Don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush. These bristles can sometimes be painful and even cause the gum line to recede.
Don’t take a brushing session off. Even if you’re busy or feeling tired, make sure to brush at least twice a day.
Don’t skip flossing. Flossing is a vital part of oral hygiene and it’s helpful for dislodging food particles trapped between your teeth.
Don’t forget to wear a mouth guard if you’re going to play a sport with the potential for dental injuries.
Don’t smoke. This can discolor your teeth and increase the likelihood of tooth decay.
Don’t ignore your diet. Eating too many acidic or sugary foods can cause tooth decay and other oral problems.
- Don’t wait to see your dentist if you have bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, or any other oral issues. Toothaches can be a sign of a more serious dental issue. See your dentist as soon as you discover changes in your dental health.
- Go overboard with bleaching! Over-bleaching your teeth can make them very sensitive to hot and cold foods, thus causing a variety of other problems.
Mouth wash and other basic hygiene –
- While using mouthwash, one should keep swish the solution in your mouth for 30 – 60 seconds.
- There are different mouthwashes for different functions: an antiseptic one to kill the bacteria, fluoride wash to reduce the chances of caries, an extra-strength mouthwash for bad breath. Evaluate your needs and use them accordingly. Mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing.
- Try to rinse your mouth after each meal to make there is no food stuck in your teeth.
- Floss, while not popular in India, helps in keeping the teeth healthy. It cleans out the space between teeth that the bristles of the brush cannot reach.
- Try avoiding hard candies and other acid-producing foods
- Sugary sweets are best eaten in the daytime.
- Avoid tobacco, caffeine and carbonated drinks
- Visit your dentist once in six months as a part of your regular schedule. Don’t wait till toothaches or other obvious symptoms to see your dentist.
With a little effort and a little discipline, you can make sure to have the sparkling white teeth seen in the advertisements, without the CGI.