7 Things to Take Care of your Teeth

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 29, 2014

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Taking care of your teeth is an utmost requirement as it is the gateway to one’s body. Not only does it make you look happier, but it also keeps away dental problems.
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    Protecting your Teeth

    If you have healthy teeth, you will look happier. Healthy teeth can make you feel better while smiling and talking. Taking care of your teeth is an utmost requirement as it is the gateway to one’s body. Moreover, taking good care of your teeth can also help you avoid tooth loss, painful gums or other problems. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Know which Oral Hygiene Regimen is Right for You

    Right oral care can make a big difference in deciding the longevity of your teeth. Those who are cavity-prone will have a different oral hygiene routine compared with those who have sensitive teeth or. bad gums. You need to figure out an oral hygiene routine that will work for you after discussing with your dentist. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Fluoride Treatments for Kids

    Kids consume a lot of sugary products. As sugar breaks into a bi-product of acid that erodes teeth, causing cavities, kids need fluoride treatment to rebuild enamel and neutralize those acids. Ensure that your kid gets fluoride treatments every year until they are 15. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Prevent Tooth Decay in Toddlers

    It is a parent’s responsibility to take care of the growth and development of kids. To prevent tooth decay, parents must provide them a good diet throughout childhood and oversee twice-daily brushing and flossing. Never put babies or toddlers to bed with a bottle of milk or pacifiers dipped in honey or syrup. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Know about Things that Prevent Cavities

    Calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese can protect your teeth against cavities. Chewing sugarless gum is another option that stimulates the flow of saliva, thus flushing out food particles and decreasing acid. Fresh fruits, vegetables and tea are other foods that promote healthy gums. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Rinse after eating Sugary Foods

    Exposing teeth to sugar harms and corrodes tooth enamel. When you consume sugary foods, you must wash down the sugar molecules immediately. Make it a habit for the longevity of your teeth. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Keep your Tongue Clean

    It is wise to use a tongue scraper because it is an important part of oral hygiene. Besides helping you avoid stale and smelly breath, regular use of tongue scraper slows down the accumulation of plaque on your teeth. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Choose the Right Dentist

    Prevention strategies are not enough for oral care; your dentist has a lot to do with the preservation of your teeth.  You need a dentist who is well-qualified and has a modern clinical setting. Make sure to visit him/her every six months. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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