5 health tips from dentists

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Why does this happen?
The very first thing you should know
is that an instrument is only as good as the wielder. That means, you
may be using the best dental products but if you aren’t combining them
with basic oral hygiene procedures; they are of no use. To learn more,
look at these top tips by which you can ensure better oral health with
minimum use of dental products.
1. Use only fluoridated products –
Fluoride is actively absorbed by the tooth surface making it harder and
much more resistant to cavities. Check the ingredient list on the
toothpaste to find its fluoride content and combine it with a
fluoridated mouthwash and a fluoride-impregnated floss to ensure better
oral health. If you already have cavities, you can use fluoride-leaching
cements like GIC to seal the tooth and to prevent further cavities. Do
be careful about the fluoride in your water supply though as too much
fluoride can cause a problem called as dental fluorosis in growing
teeth.
2. Use dental sealants – Dental sealants cover surface
imperfections and prevent food impaction. The plastic protective coating
can be applied in ten minutes and it lasts for a very long time. Get in
touch with your dentist for additional information.
3. Learn
proper brushing techniques –
Most people scrub away at their teeth
thinking that pressure is the best way to clean teeth. However, they
couldn’t be more wrong. Technique is far more important than pressure
and you dentist will teach you the right method for cleaning your
 

eeth.
4.
Clean your tongue –
90% of all bad breath cases are due to a woolly
tongue covered with food particles. For fresher breath, be sure to brush
your tongue, too, use the same toothbrush or a special tongue cleaner
to scrape and clean the tongue. This will dramatically improve oral
health and oral odour as well. You should replace your toothbrush every
three months.
5. Visit your dentist at least once in six months –
Everyone has to visit the dentist at least once in six months. This
screening visit will help the dentist find and seal cavities, assess
your dental health and remove scaly white deposits called plaque.
Do
not make the mistake of considering no dental pain as perfect dental
health. By the time pain starts, it’s actually too late to do anything.
Visit your dentist regularly and follow these tips to ensure better oral
health.