Preventing Dental Caries through
Oral Hygiene at Lookswoow
Oral hygiene is extremely important to keep your
teeth, gums and overall health in great condition.
Oral hygiene is said t...
You can look for three common signs of a healthy mouth:
O You don’t suffer from bad breath usually.
O Teeth are clean and ...
Almost everybody has heard it from childhood that one
needs to drink milk for calcium. Whether you like milk or
not, calci...
A common person cannot make out the difference
at all between the tooth color and caries caused by
bacteria. Once it has n...
White spot lesions or caries also called ‘microcavity’
can be easily treated before a full blown cavity
forms and is rever...
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Preventing Dental Caries through Oral Hygiene at Lookswoow

The objective of professional dentists at the Lookswoow Dental Clinic and Teeth Whitening Spa is to prevent such cavities by thorough checkup of your dental health. We offer services in Oral Hygiene also for the removal of dental microbial plaque that can affect your gum health.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Preventing Dental Caries through Oral Hygiene at Lookswoow
  • 2. Oral hygiene is extremely important to keep your teeth, gums and overall health in great condition. Oral hygiene is said to be maintained when a person is consciously taking care of teeth by brushing twice a day, using a good quality or dentist recommended toothpaste, using anti-bacterial mouthwash at least once a day and regular dental checkups. A stitch in time saves nine is the age old adage because it is always good practice to keep your teeth healthy than suffer from painful cavities. If one is taking care of teeth in the best possible manner, how can you tell if you have good dental health?
  • 3. You can look for three common signs of a healthy mouth: O You don’t suffer from bad breath usually. O Teeth are clean and do not show any sticky residue like plaque or tarter. O Gums show a healthy pink color and while flossing do not bleed or hurt. Healthy teeth give you the confidence to be yourself and feel good in general. You can enjoy eating things you like because your teeth don’t hurt. Besides dental hygiene, your daily dietary habits can greatly determine the condition of your teeth. A daily intake of food that includes nutrients like vitamins and minerals is essential to keep your bones including your jaw bone, gums and teeth to remain healthy.
  • 4. Almost everybody has heard it from childhood that one needs to drink milk for calcium. Whether you like milk or not, calcium is essential for your body even if you get it through other sources like spinach. Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Vitamin B2 & B12, and Vitamin D are needed by your body to keep your teeth in great condition. Only a dentist would be able to assess if your teeth are completely free from any caries, because a person may have them inspite of the best oral care at home. The problem with caries is that a person having them may never be aware of it at all. Why caries are so hard for a layman to recognize except a professional dentist is because they appear like a chalky white spot on the surface of the tooth indicating damage to the enamel.
  • 5. A common person cannot make out the difference at all between the tooth color and caries caused by bacteria. Once it has not been identified, the caries continue to affect the enamel causing the lesion to demineralize turning it into a cavity. As further enamel and dentin is destroyed, the cavity begins to be more noticeable. The enamel once destroyed by the cavity, passes the infection to the inner sections or the dentinal tubules which lead to the openings of nerves. It is at this stage that the person begins to experience sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet and could later result in pain which happens on and off. Any more delay in consulting a dentist and the decayed tooth becomes weakened and could cause internal fractures when chewing and results in unbearable toothache.
  • 6. White spot lesions or caries also called ‘microcavity’ can be easily treated before a full blown cavity forms and is reversible. The objective of professional dentists at the Lookswoow Dental Clinic and Teeth Whitening Spa is to prevent such cavities by thorough checkup of your dental health. We offer services in Oral Hygiene also for the removal of dental microbial plaque that can affect your gum health.

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