smileOral health care is everybody’s concern. It started when your first tooth appeared, and doesn’t end even as you grow old.  Good thing there are many dental professionals nowadays. If you are experiencing oral health problems or might need a dental implant, Leicester has a number of clinics that you might want to visit.

But even if mouth problems can be solved through dental implants, believes it’s still better to observe proper oral care to avoid tooth decay, dry mouth, gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Here are some tips to proper oral care:

  1. Brushing

Ideally, brush your teeth after every meal for two minutes. Make sure that you brush all sides and all angles of your teeth, including your tongue. Then rinse with antibacterial mouthwash. Don’t forget to change your toothbrush every four months to be sure that it is serving its purpose.

  1. Flossing

To prevent tartar from building up, floss your teeth regularly to remove food particles in between. It’s suggested to do the flossing at night because that is when bacteria attacks your teeth. To have a good night’s sleep, floss before bedtime.

  1. Eating right

Eat a variety of healthy foods that is good for the gums and teeth. The calcium in milk and other dairy products protect the tooth enamel. Butter and egg yolk help in maintaining normal teeth development. Fruits rich in vitamin C like oranges, strawberries, apples, pears, and guavas are good for healthy gums.

Avoid foods that are rich in starch and sugar as these produce acids in the mouth, which cause tooth decay when not properly brushed. Sugary foods (like candies, cakes, and cookies) and starchy foods (like bread and potatoes) stick to your teeth and cause bacteria to attack the enamel leading to cavity. Through proper oral hygiene, diabetes and stroke can be prevented.

  1. Visiting the dentist

Check-up and professional cleaning every six months is a must to maintain healthy teeth and gums. You should also see your dentist if pain or bleeding occurs.

With proper care of teeth and gums comes a perfect set of teeth and a perfect smile. A perfect smile indicates a healthy mouth and a happy person inside and out.