Dental care is a personal responsibility. We only have one set of teeth and once we lose them, the alternatives can be costly. This is one reason why all people must take care of their teeth. Thankfully, there are simple everyday steps you can take to protect your teeth from damage. These steps include:
Everyday Dental Floss
Floss your teeth at least once every day. Ideally, you should floss your teeth as much as three times a day. However, a single floss each day will work. Dental floss helps dig out the dirt that hides deep within your gums to prevent bacterial infections.
Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
Clean your teeth at least twice each day. While most people do regular brushing of their teeth, the mess is in the way they brush. You should brush your teeth at least twice. Ensures that your brush is soft in order to not to hurt your gums but also the bristles are enough to pluck out food deposits.
Use Fluoride Toothpaste
Make sure you use the right type of toothpaste. While there are many types of toothpaste out there, only purchase one that is enriched with fluoride. Fluoride protects your teeth from growing cavities.
Replace Your Toothbrush Every 3 to 4 Months
You should replace your toothbrush regularly. It is recommended to have your toothbrush replaced every three to four months or sooner. If the toothbrush gets too weak, it is unable to pluck dirt out of the gums and from the teeth spaces. Consequently, dirt accumulates leading to bacterial growth, tooth infection, and decay.
Avoid Sweets and Sweetened Drinks
Sweet foods such as sweets, biscuits, and sweet drinks are responsible for most dental problems. They encourage microbial growth, which causes tooth decay in a short time. If you want to have healthy teeth for a long time, avoid sweet foods and drinks as much as possible.
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