Tooth and gum diseases are one of the most important health problems anywhere in the world. However, due to the prevailing opinion that it does not directly threaten human health, we don’t give importance to it. It is extremely important for the food we take to be broken down and sent to the stomach to facilitate digestion. The main cause of negative dental health problems is caries and gingivitis. Dental and gingival diseases, which form the basis of problems that may lead to the melting of the jawbones, that the heart, kidneys and joints are affected by infections, and that may lead to deterioration of their general functions, are serious issues that need to be taken into consideration. For this reason, you really should be following these ten golden rules…
Eat Healthy Foods
Calcium and vitamin C are extremely important for dental health. Milk and dairy products, fruits such as oranges and melons, and green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli should be consumed.
Deal With Problems ASAP
Early diagnosis is extremely important for dental and gingival health. For this reason, it is necessary to be examined by a dentist once every 6 months. In addition, teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day and not less than 2 minutes.
Brushing Doesn’t Cut It
For maintenance, not only toothbrush and toothpaste but also dental floss and mouthwash should be used. Necessary cleaning should be done with dental floss at least once a day.
Pick The Right Toothbrush
Toothbrush selection is an extremely important issue. A medium-hard brush that will not harm the gums should be selected and should be changed at least once every 3 months.
What is important for dental health is not the number of daily brushing, but the appropriate brushing and sufficient brushing time. Construct proper brushing without applying too much pressure and circling.
Old Age, Not Old Teeth
Old age does not mean ageing teeth. If your teeth are turning yellow and rotting, it’s not about age, it’s all about neglect. With the necessary and timely dental care, you can have healthy and young-looking teeth and gums despite your advancing age.
Use The Right Toothpaste
The choice of toothpaste is also an extremely important issue. Pastes with fluoride and long-term protection should be preferred and care should be applied by applying a chickpea-sized paste on the brush.
Look After Those Wisdom Teeth
If you have had orthodontic treatment, you should be more sensitive about wisdom teeth. You should definitely consult a dentist about wisdom teeth.
Seven and Older
We mentioned above the importance of early diagnosis. Especially for children, the age of the first orthodontic examination is 7. Those permanent first molars erupt at around this age and they make it possible to establish the posterior occlusion.
Teach Those Little Ones
Dental treatment and care should be started at a young age. If you have a child and your child has problems such as early tooth loss, difficulty in biting and chewing, thumb sucking, crooked teeth and shifting in the jaw, teeth grinding and clenching, you should consult a dentist as soon as possible.
If you have any other golden rules for keeping healthy, strong teeth do let us know in the comments below.