Having a great set of teeth is something everyone would desire. The impact that a beautiful smile can have on your
everyday life is huge, putting you at a psychological advantage and allowing you to interact with people with confidence. But, not everyone is lucky in this regard as oral health and appearance tend to diminish over time due to various external and internal factors.
Maintaining optimum oral hygiene becomes highly essential if you want to have an aesthetically pleasing smile all your life. Since the microbes in the oral cavity are responsible for almost all types of dental conditions, getting rid of them allows you to balance your oral hygiene. Along with regular brushing and flossing, periodic visits to the dentist’s office ensure you stay right on track with your oral health.
Brushing and Flossing
This is the simplest thing anyone can do at the comfort of their house to ensure they maintain better oral health. The
microbes in the mouth are responsible for issues such as cavities, gum diseases, teeth discoloration, bad breath, root canal infection, etc. Getting rid of them considerably reduces the chances of contracting any oral infection.
Make sure you choose a medium-soft bristle toothbrush and a toothpaste rich in Fluoride. It would be great if both of them are approved by the ADA. Despite regular brushing, a lot of microbes tend to get left behind on the teeth due to poor brushing techniques. When you don’t brush the remote corners of the teeth, the microbes constantly get accumulated in them and form a dark and sticky substance called tartar. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and brush the teeth using circular strokes.
Flossing is quite often ignored as people feel brushing itself would suffice. But, this is wrong. The bristles of the toothbrush wouldn’t be able to remove the microbes from between the teeth. Choose a piece of floss that is about 12-16 inches. Wrap it around the middle fingers of both the hands and gently insert it between the teeth. Make sure to remove the tartar deposits from either side. Beware of injuring the gums while working your way down the teeth.
Never miss a dental appointment
Regular dental consultations are very important to keep an eye on your oral health. Everything may seem just fine when you look at your teeth in the mirror, but, you never know what could be wrong underneath. Certain times, we encounter benign tumors, dormant cavities, cysts, lumps, plaque deposits, infected tissues, etc. when patients visit us for routine consultations. It is best to tend to them as soon as possible to avoid any complications in the future.
Malocclusion can entirely ruin your smile and hinder the confidence. Some of the causes of malocclusion are heredity, faulty oral habits, disproportionate jaw, and troubling growth of the teeth. Getting the right orthodontic treatment in the early stages can save you a lot of effort and money. Also, your self-confidence would see a huge boost after the treatment.
Call us at (262) 886-9440 to schedule an appointment to know more about preventive dentistry.