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Dental Hygiene

Tal Lewinger - Friday, November 27, 2015

Your overall health and personality are greatly affected by your dental health. Having a good dental hygiene is very important in keeping your teeth strong, healthy and clean. We at Marketplace Dentistry recommend that you take a little more care of your teeth than simply brushing hastily in the morning and before going to bed. A few important practices for maintaining a healthy smile are:


Basic Teeth Cleaning:


Brushing properly is an important practice for good dental hygiene. While brushing, do not haste and ensure that the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, especially the ones at the back of your mouth. It is recommended that you position your toothbrush bristles at an angle of 45 degrees closer to the gum line. Use back and forth motion to brush outer surfaces of the teeth thoroughly. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day. In order to get rid of the bacteria make sure to brush the tongue as well as the roof of mouth. It will help get rid of bacteria. Make it you habit to brush after every large meal you take. It will go a long way in maintaining dental hygiene. It will also keep you away from bad breath. You may carry toothpaste and a toothbrush with you to your school or workplace in order to clean your teeth after eating the meals.


Healthy Eating:


In order to maintain correct dental hygiene, it is highly recommended that you practice excellent eating habits. Healthy diet will not only ensure that your overall health remains perfect but it is also a very important component of your dental health. You should limit snacking and eat healthy nutritious diet. Your teeth are attacked by the sugary foods quickly after you eat them. A better choice is to eat fruits like pears and apples. The crisp texture of these fruits cleans the teeth. In case you desire to have some high acid foods or sugary foods, you should chew sugarless gum in order to increase the amount of saliva present in your mouth and also to reduce the formation of the detrimental cavities. Make sure that you brush the teeth after you have eaten sugary food. This will prevent the formation of acids from the bacteria which adheres to your teeth.


Periodic Visits to Dentist:


You should get your teeth cleaned by a professional regularly. Getting your teeth cleaned about twice a year is recommended. The dentist will remove the plaque and other substances which accumulate in the gums. These can cause serious health problems if they are not dealt with in a proper way.

Finally, you should prepare the financial burden of your dental health care. It is recommended that you get an insurance plan which covers your regular dentist visits for regular dental care and cleaning. Follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to having excellent dental hygiene.



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