Toothaches are the worst type of pain to endure because most of the times they don’t go away immediately. And leave its victims motionless and deprived of the ability to speak or chew, without experiencing a striking pain down their jaw.
These awful moments are the ones in which we should think about the things we have done in the past, and the habits that we should have adopted that could prevent the state we are in today. And thankfully if we are not in that state, to reweigh the things that we have been doing wrong that is slowly damaging our teeth.
Serious Dental and Oral Problems
The oral cavity is an extremely sensitive region due to its immense exposure towards food and possible germs and bacteria with it. The maintenance of oral hygiene is critical to combat all these harmful microorganisms and safeguard the teeth and surrounding tissues.
Patients who fail to maintain their oral hygiene often find themselves to be struck by awful oral and dental issues that inhibit their dental functions and give their teeth an extremely displeasing appearance and may trigger pain as well. Some of these problems may be teeth decay, periodontal disease, periodontitis, plaque formation and mouth sores.
Dental Care Tips
The best way to prevent yourself from suffering from terribly painful dental problems and having to make long trips to the dentist is by incorporating a few basic habits in your lifestyle that will help maintain your oral hygiene and combat germs and bacteria that constantly attack you.
- Brush your Teeth Twice a Day
This is a fairly simple and popular known rule and yet many of us still fail to comply with it mainly because we are ignorant about its importance. Throughout the day our mouth is exposed to all the food and snacks we intake along with germs and bacteria that may possibly be present on their surfaces or in the air. Their long term presence in the mouth may cause plaque formation, bad breath and weakening of the tooth’s structure.
- Avoid Sugary Food and Caffeinated Drinks before Bed
The exposure of your teeth to large or even small quantities of sugar is extremely harmful because there are acid producing bacteria’s in the mouth that feed on the sugar present in the mouth and in response release acid. This acid attacks the teeth and damages its outer structure and appearance.
Caffeinated drinks and sodas are just as bad; their high sugar content and acid like nature completely cover the teeth and start to damage it almost immediately.
- Floss and Clean!
A tooth brush is designed to reach the majority of places of your mouth but the 3D and complex structure of your tooth makes it difficult to reach some minute spaces between the teeth, where germs may find an ideal location to reside in. These areas can be cleaned effectively by using dental floss and mouthwash. Both of them will help remove any residue food particles in the mouth and help sanitize it afterwards.