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Dental And Oral Hygiene Tips

Solution For Chronic Bad Breath

Brush twice a day. Pay special attention to the tongue. Floss once every day. Keep a track of the foods you eat and the medicines you take. Chronic bad breath could be a sign of a serious medical condition.

Floss Daily

The American Dental Association recommends daily flossing to get rid of the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum diseases. Weekly, monthly or annual flossing doesn’t protect your teeth and gums. Also, daily brushing alone can’t remove bacteria that cause diseases.

Hard Facts About Soft Drinks

Soft drinks taste amazing, but every sip of it takes a dangerous toll on your teeth. The sugar in soft drinks combines with the natural bacteria in your mouth. This forms an acid that erodes the tooth enamel that protects against cavities.

Bleeding Gums And Periodontal Disease

You should speak to your dentist about bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal disease, an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Other symptoms of periodontal disease include tender, red or swollen gums, gums that have pulled away from your teeth, frequent bad breath, or loose teeth.

Oral Cancer Screening

Screening is the answer to effective oral cancer detection and treatment. Oral cancer often develops as a barely noticeable red or white sore in or around the mouth. People may experience little or no pain. Regular check-ups with your dentist that includes an oral cancer screening help to identify precancerous conditions and more successfully treat oral cancer if it’s discovered.

Preventing Decay Of Your Baby’s First Teeth

Wipe your baby’s gums with a clean gauze pad or washcloth after feeding. Once the baby’s teeth appear, brush them daily. Do not allow your baby to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, fruit juice, or sweetened liquids in their mouth. Avoid giving your baby a pacifier coated with juice. And never fill your baby’s water bottle with sugar water or soft drinks.

Should I Use An Electric Toothbrush?

It’s certainly not a requirement, but many people like the features of electric toothbrushes. And many dentists believe electric toothbrushes remove plaque more effectively in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth as compared to manual toothbrushes. If you require motivation to brush effectively, the built-in timers on electric toothbrushes just might keep you brushing for the recommended period.