1. Drink plenty of water
This is useful because when you drink water, there is washing and self-cleaning of the body. Dehydration leads to a lack of saliva, which washes the mouth, helping to clean teeth from plaque.
2. Use Straw For Soda and Juices
If you like carbonated drinks and freshly squeezed juices, it’s best to drink them through a straw, since they have a sour environment. The straw helps to protect the teeth from its impact. Also after drinking these drinks, rinse your mouth with clean water.
Soda contains orthophosphoric acid. This substance deprives enamel of minerals that give it strength. After the action of an acid in the enamel, micropores appear, it becomes like a porous sponge, into which pathogenic microbes and bacteria easily penetrate.
Also in carbonated drinks, there is a lot of sugar. For example, in a glass of Cola contains about 5-6 tablespoons. For the assimilation of sugar, the body needs calcium and B-group vitamins. These substances, he takes from the tissues of the teeth. Therefore, they are destroyed by the excess of sweet.
Soda is one of the most harmful products due to the combination of orthophosphoric acid and sugar.
As for freshly squeezed juices, they have a very high level of acidity, so they cause demineralization of the enamel.
3. Give up Dieting
Food should be high-grade and contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals necessary for the body, for example, calcium, which is needed for dental health.
Diets from the Internet for weight loss limit the number of nutrients and vitamins. Prolonged mono-diets are harmful for this reason. It is better to adhere to proper nutrition, including fresh vegetables and fruits, protein foods, fiber.
You can reduce the intake of carbohydrates. They contain many sugars, which act as a breeding ground for bacteria and contribute to the development of dental caries. The same applies to sweets: the less you eat it, the lower the risk of caries.
4. Avoid sharp contrast of cold and hot
If you leave a warm room in the cold and start talking, your teeth are at increased risk. With a sudden hit of cold air on their surface, there are cracks in the enamel. The temperature in the oral cavity is 36.6 ° C, and the outside is much lower. Enamel cracked from such a sharp temperature drop because it looks like glass: strong, but brittle.
The same applies to some culinary traditions: to drink coffee with ice water, there is a hot strudel or coffee with ice cream. Until a certain moment, you will not even notice the cracks on the enamel, as this happens asymptomatically. But, for example, in smokers the cracks increase with time, nicotine stains them, yellow and brown strips appear on the teeth.
5. Get Used To Hard Foods
It is especially useful to chew apples, carrots, and similar food in childhood. Hard food puts pressure on the dental tissue and promotes teething. If parents rub the child all hard fruits and vegetables in mushrooms and mashed potatoes, then the load on the dentoalveolar apparatus is absent. As a result, the time of eruption of molars and the resorption of the roots of dairy are shifting. Even there is a risk of bite problems.
For adults, solid food is also important. It is a kind of physical exercise for the periodontal vessels – the tissues surrounding the tooth and holding it in place. Chewing of hard fruits and vegetables prevents atrophy of periodontal, helps self-cleaning of teeth and increases the load on the ligamentous apparatus of teeth, which is also necessary for their health.
6. Avoid Mechanical Damage
Many gnaw seeds with teeth, but this is fraught with the appearance of wedge-shaped defects on the cutting surface of the teeth – tooth loss in the form of a wedge due to increased erosion.
Do not open bottles, jars, plastic covers with your teeth. Because of this, chipped enamels occur. To correct a situation it is possible only with the help of the dentist because the enamel will not grow. Close the cleavage with the help of a seal, so that caries do not form.
Do not chew on metal spoons and forks. It is better to get rid of the habit of chewing handles, eyelets.
7. Use Rinse Aid, Dental floss, Irrigator
Rinsers are useful because they penetrate into the spaces between the teeth, where the brush can not reach. When cleaning, the plaque remains where the teeth are in tight contact with each other. Since the rinsers contain surfactants that cleave plaque, they help to clean the teeth in hard-to-reach places.
There are rinsers with various additives. For sensitive teeth, there are rinsers with potassium ions, which seal the dentinal tubules and reduce sensitivity. There are peptic complexes, for the health of gums, which relieve inflammation. There are rinsers with substances that suppress anaerobic bacteria, which cause bad breath.
The smell is due to bacteria that live in the root language and produce hydrogen sulphide.
Get rid of the smell will help antibacterial rinsers in combination with a special brush for the tongue. It cleans it from surface bacteria and dead epithelium.
Don’t overuse antibacterial rinses: they can cause a dysbacteriosis which can lead to candidiasis – a fungal infection. If the doctor prescribes chlorhexidine or metronidazole, use of these drugs should be strictly prescribed at the time, no longer.
If food gets stuck between the teeth, it means that the density of the dental contacts is impaired, which contributes to the development of gum disease as a result of chronic trauma. Due to the impact of food residues, inflammation develops, which provokes the appearance of periodontal pockets – areas where the gum is not attached to the tooth. Because of this, the teeth loosen. Therefore it is better to check with the dentist if there are carious cavities where food is stored.
The dental floss removes the remnants of food. It should pass between the teeth with a click, which indicates a good dental contact. Behind the equator of teeth is the gum triangle, where the gingival papilla is located. If the thread passes without a click, the food remains to injure this papilla. That’s why use the thread carefully so as not to damage the gum.
Do this in the morning and evening after brushing your teeth or in the middle of the day after consuming fibrous food, for example, meat or mango. The thread should be inserted into the interdental space tightly stretched and driven by it on the tooth. Toothpicks should be avoided. They damage the gum and cause inflammation. In some cases, dentists even have to remove the gums of toothpicks from the gums.
Irrigator is a modern alternative to flosses. This device, which a thin trickle of water rinses the interdental space, clearing them of plaque and food debris, carries out the micro-massage of the gums and helps prevent periodontal disease and the descent of the gum.
With age, small capillaries in the gum close. It atrophies due to lack of nutrition and decreases in size. Begins the exposure of the neck of the teeth, which were previously hidden by the gum, the formation of wedge-shaped defects. Irrigator successfully fights against these problems. They should use morning and evening after brushing their teeth.