Dental healthOral health (also known as dental health) is to take care of your mouth that includes your teeth, gums, and tongue. Brushing your teeth twice a day is important to keep your teeth clean. Eating nutritious foods and not smoking can also help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
What can I do to keep my mouth healthy?
Gently brush the internal and external surfaces of your teeth twice a day. It is better to brush after each meal and before going to sleep. If it is not possible to brush your teeth after each meal, try chewing sugar-free gum to help keep your teeth clean.
Eat healthy foods contained in all the different food groups - Make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Poor nutrition can cause your gums to swell or swell.
Avoid making holes (piercing) in areas of the mouth (tongue, lips, etc.) The holes (perforations) made in the tongue, lips, etc. They can cause infections, bleeding and damage to the nerves of the mouth. They can also damage the enamel or break the tooth.
Do not smoke or use tobacco to chew. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain your teeth and gums and add to the buildup of tartar on your teeth. Chewing tobacco can get stuck between your teeth and can cause gum swelling, irritation and bad breath. Anyone who smokes or chews tobacco is at risk of getting sick from oral cancer.
Limit your consumption of sweet and sticky foods such as fruit bars, raisins, pacifiers and other types of candy. Sweet and sticky foods can get stuck between your teeth and this can cause cavities.
How often should I change my toothbrush?
Toothbrushes are effective in removing bacterial plaque from your teeth and gums. You should change your toothbrush every three months or so or sooner if you have the flu, a cold or an oral infection.
Do you do when you do not see your dentist? We recommend you visit a dental clinic in your city at least 2 times a year