Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

April 30, 2017 - By Bruce Michaelson
Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

A dentist only plays a small part in your dental health, you need to play a major part in taking care of your teeth on a daily basis at home and keep periodontal disease at bay.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only makes you feel great but will also give your self-esteem a boost. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

Daily home care should include daily brushing and flossing twice after meals, once in the morning and at night, before bedtime. General dentist in Dubai advise their patients that with proper dental care at home, combined with a regular visit to the dentist can stop dental problems before they develop and is less painful and expensive for dental treatment in Dubai.

Some useful steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems and maintain good oral health is to spend about three minutes a day brushing teeth twice a day. Have a clock in the bathroom to make sure to time yourself so that you know you are spending adequate time on you oral care routine.

Make sure to floss at least once every day to clean between teeth, as there food particles that gets lodged between your teeth create bacteria, resulting in bad breath.

Eat a balanced diet and limit eating snacks during the day or in between meals. Avoid caffeinated drinks and soda.

Rinse your mouth with a mouth wash prescribed by a dentists as over the counter mouth wash products may not be suitable for your teeth.

The objective of regular home dental care is to combat the build-up of plaque around the teeth and gums and prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.

Adults who neglect their oral health and allow the build-up of plaque around the base of the tooth and gum lining which causes gums to become red and inflamed, is aiding the development  of oral infection quiet early  in life and may need a lot of attention and regular visits to the dentist to keep their dental health under control.

There is a plethora of good quality dental  tools available in the market such as electric tooth brushes, tooth brushes designed to reach the most difficult areas, inter-dental cleaners , waxed and unwaxed floss and oral irrigators are just to name a few.

If you neglect your teeth at home and fail to go to a dentist regularly you may develop complications in your teeth and gums resulting in expensive dental treatment and care and in certain instances, you may lose your natural teeth in the process.  Therefore, the best dental clinic in Dubai insist on good oral practices every day for you and your family.

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