Blog / A Sound Tooth Care Program Always Begins At Home
Saturday, 10 September 2011 at 13:15
We all understand that it is crucial to practice the best care possible for our teeth. After all, you only get the one set of them and they need to last for your whole life. If you are one of the fortunate ones, you will have had parents who taught you how to take care of your teeth early on and made sure that you got the proper amount of dental care each year. Still, it's easy to find the information you need and form good habits. You will discover that even the bare minimum healthy habits can help you take care of your gums, teeth and the rest of your mouth too. It is about the teeth in your head but there is more to you than that. Keeping your gums healthy and your mouth happy will give your teeth the support they need.
It is vital that you properly brush your teeth with the correct strokes for the correct parts of your teeth. Most people, however, probably don't brush for the required length of time. Dentists recommend a twice daily brushing of at least two minutes in length each time. Use a forty five degree angle when you brush your gum line. You need to loosen and brush away any particles of food that are present. When you are working at the gum line, be more gentle and careful with the amount of pressure you exert so you do not damage the gum. Give yourself enough time to brush so you don't hurry and also lightly brush your tongue and the rough of your mouth too.
Everybody knows that one major cause of cavities is eating too much sugar. Of course a poor tooth care program will only make the situation worse. Other considerations that contribute include such things as when you eat sugar. To use one example: people who are in the habit of constantly eating hard candies that contain sugar aren't helping themselves because the constant presence of sugar in your mouth is problematic. That kind of situation basically means that your teeth are constantly bathed in the acid that your mouth produces. It's very much recommended that you allow your teeth to have a break once in a while. Dentists say that you can really help yourself by allowing your mouth between two and three hours without sugar.
We think that the majority of proper teeth care is just plain education and common sense. Avoid allowing vanity to get the better of you and take on lots of procedures that might not necessarily be healthy or even worth it in the long run.