Top 8 Tips For Oral Health Care

We all suffer from tooth problems sometime in our life. Our tooth could be aching with pain due to cavities and decay or there could be a problem of bad breath. Teeth stains are common among people who smoke, chew betel leaves, and drink excessive tea or coffee.Simple steps could help us deal with these little problems and give you problem-free and healthy teeth.

Here Are Top 8 Tips For Oral Health Care Are:

1. Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is the first step towards oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth twice a day. Once after getting up in the morning, and before sleeping at night. Brushing dislodges all the food stuck between the teeth. It removes unwanted odor from the mouth. Brushing leads to erosion of bacteria and plaque formation which protects the teeth from problems like cavities and decay.You are left feeling fresh and cleaner after a proper brushing regime. Brush gently in back and forth motions and remember to brush the inside and the outside of the mouth.Clean your brush after use and keep in an air-tight container. Avoid keeping your brush with other brushes to protect against infections and bacterial infestations.[1]

Brush Your Teeth

2. Clean Your Tongue

This is also a vital part of the brushing process which is overlooked by some people. The surface of the tongue has a lot of bacterial buildups. Cleaning the tongue also eliminates foul odor from the mouth. You can clean the tongue using soft strokes of the brush. Be gentle and do not go far into the mouth.

 Clean Your Tongue

3. Flossing

Flossing removes dirt and bacteria from the difficult spaces in the mouth where the brush cannot reach. Slowly work your way to floss each tooth effectively. Some people ho can not handle the floss prefer to use the interdental cleaner.[3]


4. Poor Denture Care

People who use dentures should wash and clean them regularly. Improper denture cleaning could lead to the bacterial formation, bad breath, and problems while eating food.[4]

Poor Denture Care

5. Avoid Sugar And Processed Food

Sugar is a no for people suffering from cavities. It corrodes the enamel of the tooth and worsens the cavities and decay of the teeth. Processed foods also contain sugars and artificial flavors that are harmful to the teeth. Go for fruits and fiber-rich food that are full of minerals and strengthen the gums. Sugar-free gums are a better option to sugar laced chewing gums and candies.

Avoid Sugar And Processed Food

6. Vitamin D

Just like bones, vitamin D is beneficial for keeping the teeth strong. Vitamin D is added to dairy products to make them fortified with the vitamin. Intake of vitamin D makes the gums and teeth strong thereby keeping all gum diseases away. Vitamin D also regulates the level of calcium and phosphorous in the body. These minerals are also responsible for better teeth health.[6]

Vitamin D

7. Avoid Tea, Aerated Drinks, Alcohol, And Coffee

These drinks aggravate the tooth problems and lead to cavities and decay. Further, they stain the teeth and leave black, brown, and yellow stains on them. These beverages could aggravate the problem of bad breath in a person. Drink plain water to flush out all toxins and bacteria from the mouth and keep the body hydrated.[7]


8. Baking Soda

This is an effective home remedy that takes care of all the oral problems. Bad breath, teeth stains, tooth decay and gum pain, all can be healed with a baking soda rinse. Baking soda neutralizes the bacteria in the mouth and protects them from decay and corrosion. Take a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and swish it in your mouth. Rinse, do not swallow. You can also add a pinch of baking soda on your toothpaste while brushing the teeth. It will instantly clean bad breath and leave the mouth clean and fresh.[8]

Baking Soda


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