5 Dental Care Tips for a Healthier Teeth

How to keep your teeth healthy and strong? The right brushing technique plays a crucial role in giving the perfect smile and oral hygiene. Teeth show when you're happy. Everyone smiles when they're happy. If you have nice clean, healthy teeth you have something to be happy.

What you eat has a direct impact on your oral health.  The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth. A recent study found that men with advanced gum disease had four times greater risk for heart troubles and stroke than men with healthy teeth and gums.

Tips for Healthy Teeth

Tips for Healthy Teeth

Your teeth can last you a lifetime if you follow the basic principles of daily oral care. Not only do your teeth help you talk and chew, they can make or break your appearance. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age. Here’s how:
1. Brush your teeth, at least twice daily. 
Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Changing your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months is one of the single most important things to consider when looking after your teeth. The amount of bacteria on a 5 month old toothbrush is close to the amount of bacteria on a toilet seat.

2. Floss your teeth, to remove plaque in between teeth.
Flossing teeth is the quick, effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Many types of floss are available, either from your dentist or local retailer. Choose one that will meet the needs of your teeth and situation.

3. Limit sugary foods, to avoid tooth decay.
Tooth decay happens when plaque come into contact with sugar in the mouth, causing acid to attack the teeth.

4. Quit smooking and drinking to avoid yellowing of teeth.
Smoking is heavily associated with the yellowing of teeth. The tobacco from cigarettes causes that dull yellowish stain on your teeth. The more cigarettes you smoke, the more your teeth will yellow. 

5. Use mouthwash to keep gums healthy.
Mouthwash can help keep your gums and teeth healthy. It is important to clean between your teeth to prevent gum disease. Mouthwash helps you reach the hard to reach areas in your mouth.
Healthy teeth depend on the right foods. Find out if you're eating the best foods to keep your teeth healthy with these simple but effective tips. Visit your dentist or dental therapist regularly. They have special equipment and techniques for cleaning your teeth, and it’s cheaper to get problems fixed early.