Brushing Twice a Day :
Use a soft bristled tooth brush to
brush your teeth twice a day. Use
fluoridated toothpaste
recomme...
Floss Regularly:
Remove the food particles and build
up plaque from the space between
your teeth. Ignoring these spaces an...
Seeing the Dentist Regularly :
Regular dental check-ups and routine
dental cleaning done by a dentist is a
must. In case o...
Get Sealants :
Have the chewing surface of your rear
teeth coated with the thin plastic coating
called sealants. This prot...
Eat Food that Prevents Cavity :
Calcium rich dairy products, nuts, leafy
greens, whole grains and fibrous foods that
keep ...
Avoid Eating Snacks Frequently :
Frequent indulgence in snacks can
increase the acid attacks in an extent
that saliva cann...
Avoid harmful food :
Thin teeth enamel can cause
tooth cavities. Tomatoes,
vinegars and citrus fruits, drinks
like coffee ...
Chew Xylitol rich Sugar-free Gum :
Xylitol prevents tooth decay and
maintains oral health. Chewing gums
can stimulate sali...
Website : www.dental-implants-london.co.uk
Phone : 02037457526
Email : info@dental-implants-london.co.uk
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Preventing Tooth Decay 8 Major Steps to Take

Tooth decays and other dental issues can be painful and quite expensive to treat. The best way to avoid them is to prevent them. The 8 most useful steps that can help you in avoiding tooth decay and maintain a good oral health are:
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Healthcare      
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Transcripts - Preventing Tooth Decay 8 Major Steps to Take

  • 1. Brushing Twice a Day : Use a soft bristled tooth brush to brush your teeth twice a day. Use fluoridated toothpaste recommended by the dentist and brush to and fro, up and down in short strokes. Brush the front and back of the teeth along with chewing surfaces.
  • 2. Floss Regularly: Remove the food particles and build up plaque from the space between your teeth. Ignoring these spaces and small food particles with the belief that this won’t cause trouble to your teeth as they are tiny, is a wrong decision as they are ideal place for bacterial growth. This leads to tooth decay and flossing prevents the deposition and possible bacterial growth.
  • 3. Seeing the Dentist Regularly : Regular dental check-ups and routine dental cleaning done by a dentist is a must. In case of inefficient plaque cleaning, the plaque that is left and not cleaned properly can harden to create tartar. This is difficult to remove with brushing and flossing and requires special tools. Visiting dentist will remove plaque, tartar and offer shiny, clean teeth. Undiscovered oral issues can be identified and properly treated, preventing no further major dental problem.
  • 4. Get Sealants : Have the chewing surface of your rear teeth coated with the thin plastic coating called sealants. This protects the crevices and grooves in premolars and molars from plaque build-up, caused by food particles. It is inexpensive and is easy to be applied. Sealants are exceptionally useful for children and teenagers.
  • 5. Eat Food that Prevents Cavity : Calcium rich dairy products, nuts, leafy greens, whole grains and fibrous foods that keep the saliva flowing in mouth, are the best answer to how to prevent tooth decay. Saliva washes harmful acids released by food particles and works as a natural tooth re- mineralizer.
  • 6. Avoid Eating Snacks Frequently : Frequent indulgence in snacks can increase the acid attacks in an extent that saliva cannot keep up with. Teeth exposure to food acids and sugars can lead to enamel loss create dental holes and cavities. Reduce long consumption hours like sipping soda and munching chips for longs and switch to less sugary foods for a quick snacking time.
  • 7. Avoid harmful food : Thin teeth enamel can cause tooth cavities. Tomatoes, vinegars and citrus fruits, drinks like coffee or wine, even pasta sauce or chewing candies and other sugary foods can have high acid content that thin down enamel. Switch to normal water that maintains the pH balance of teeth.
  • 8. Chew Xylitol rich Sugar-free Gum : Xylitol prevents tooth decay and maintains oral health. Chewing gums can stimulate saliva production. Saliva defends the teeth from food debris. Chewing sugar-free, and Xylitol rich gums are very helpful for maintaining oral health and prevent tooth decay.
  • 9. Website : www.dental-implants-london.co.uk Phone : 02037457526 Email : info@dental-implants-london.co.uk

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