Dental challenges seem to follow many through their life. This article is to help make dental health a little more manageable.
First advice is one many ignore. Visit your dentist like clockwork. By seeing a dental specialist consistently, you can avoid many serious problems. Every six months is a good rule of thumb.
I visit my dental hygienist every four months because of excessive tartar. In my last visit, she found the beginning a tooth decay that a change in flossing and toothpaste would stop.
The tooth brush is the next. Agitation and removal of the bacteria under the gum line is a key. Electric tooth brushes and regular tooth brushes with longer bristles at the edge helps.
Of course, tooth brushes do not replace the need for patience and attention to details.
While you brush doesn’t forget the mouth that collects all kinds of bacteria.
When you whiten your teeth, you’ll need to maintain a strategy to keep them stain free. You may not be interested in abstaining, but you can wash your mouth with water after coloring drinks.
A family member in his eighties who has all his teeth just told me that he only brushes once at night. Unfortunately, I cannot follow his protocol.
I need to brush my teeth at least twice a day and use waterpik after most meals. You need to pay attention to what works for you.
Timing is an example. Some teeth get polished quick, and some take a little longer. Time what it takes for you to have that after dentist feeling at home and then to make it fun hum a tune that matches that time. By the end of your tune, your teeth have gotten the attention they need.
It is essential that you dispose of your toothbrush about each a few months. Many tooth brushes have a fading color scheme that tells you when to change. Mine is green, and when the green at the bristle tips turn to white, I know I need a new tooth brush.
As a parent, lead by example. Children are smart, and they don’t like hypocrites. Take care of your teeth and show them how.