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The Basics Of Teeth; Getting To Know Oral Hygiene

The Basics Of Teeth; Getting To Know Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is something that we all are very concerned about. There are multiple methods, both home remedies and professional solutions, that we try to keep our teeth healthy, white and shining. But sometimes even the most expensive fi cannot grant you what you want in a long term basis. The most common reason for this is because most people do not understand the basics of what makes oral hygiene. So in order to get to that end, here are some information about what oral hygiene is and what you can do to keep your teeth healthy on a long term basis. 


This is a word that we hear a lot, whether through our dentist in Maribyrnong or through the local toothpaste advertisement on TV. Plaque is the layer on teeth that has bacteria. Plaque usually gets removed when you floss and brush your teeth, but in areas where the brush cannot reach plaque may build up. Food items are a general and main cause for buildup of plaque on your teeth and bacteria usually thrive on sugary and sweet food items. Starch, sweets, and sticky food usually ends up helping your teeth bacteria grow strong and in numbers. Too much plaque buildup may also end up causing irritation to your gums and end up aiding gum diseases. If you get gum disease you need to get straightaway or your bones may end up affected as well.

Removing plaque

Regular, twice a day brushing and flossing gets rid of most of the plaque. If you do this consistently on a daily basis then you will get rid of all the plaque that has to be gotten rid of. Try to stay away from hard brushes or brushes that irritate your gums as this will inadvertently aid in making your gums vulnerable to diseases and bleeding. Use things like mouthwash and interdental cleaners as well as regular getting checkups from dental clinic. Flossing is one of the main things that keep your teeth safe from gum diseases.

Drink healthy teas and use fluoride

If you are a fan of teas then go for good herbal teas like chamomile and mint tea to help your mouth fortify itself against random bacteria that might stick itself to your teeth. The antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds of these two main ingredients of teas will help reduce growth of bacteria.

When you are at work eat an apple or another crunchy vegetable or fruit after you have your meal, or use chewing gum, to get rid of food that is stuck on your teeth and also additional bacteria that may be stuck on your teeth.

Key To Having A Healthy Mouth

Key To Having A Healthy Mouth

Everyone might want to have a mouth which is healthy and which does not have any form of decay but, no one might put in the required effort which is needed to achieve this fleet. If you want your mouth to be healthy you need to first look into the food which you consume and you might want to get rid of all the unhealthy food. For e.g. if you are consuming food which is rich in sugar, you might want to put a stop to it since this will increase the rate of tooth decay. Once you have successfully changed your diet, it may be time to shift your focus towards brushing. It’s important to brush at least 3 times a day. The most common brushing times are 1) just as you wake up 2) just after lunch and 3) just before you go to bed. This will help you get rid of all the food pieces which are stuck between. When you are brushing you might also want to make sure that you are brushing right. Therefore, you might want to follow a technique which helps you clean every part of your mouth.

You could also schedule frequent visits to the dentist so that you could keep tabs on the condition of your mouth. There may be also times where you may be busy and might not have the time to brush often. Therefore, if such a situation is to arise you could make sure that you get yourself a mouth wash so that you could rinse your mouth frequently. This will prevent bacteria from forming which is the key to having a healthy mouth.

There also might be extreme cases where your tooth decay is severe. During such instances you could turn towards root canal treatment. This way if there is a possibility the doctors would be able to save your teeth.

There also may be instances where you may be in severe pain. During such instances you could look into remedies as well. If you happen to have severe pain you could try crushing some ice and placing it under the area which is giving you distress until you visit the doctor and get it looked at. This way you could make sure that the pain is suppressed. All in all, if you want to have a healthy mouth you might have to discipline yourself. You could start off by getting rid of all junk food and food which is high in sugar. Once you have changed your diet, you could make sure that you brush regularly so that the food particles which are stuck in-between are taken care of.