Teeth are a very important part of our everyday life. It’s probably the most overlooked, in terms of its importance. Whether you take a bite of an apple or chew some gum, teeth are vital for our daily functions. That is why it’s extremely important to care and maintain them. When you don’t take care of your teeth, plaque forms. Plaque is a build up of layers of bacteria. This plaque secretes an acid which can cause irritation to the gums (gingivitis). Furthermore; your teeth can start breaking down and forming holes called cavities. This happens because the plaque broke down the tooth enamel (which protects it) and started harming the tooth.
So, what can we do to prevent all of this?
As with anything, prevention is key. Regular and effective teeth brushing can remove the Plaque. This will result in it not being able to build up on your teeth and causing damage. It is recommended to brush at least twice a day, in morning and at night. Make sure that when you are brushing your teeth, you brush your gums as well. It is also important to floss. Flossing cleans the spaces between your teeth; the places that tooth brushes can’t reach. Limiting sugar can help a lot to prevent dental issues. The bacteria in plaque love when they are fed sugar. Sugar is like rocket fuel for them, it speeds up the production of acid which harms the teeth. Finally, the last but not least most crucial step: See a regular dentist. Make sure you do professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year. This can help by letting the dentist know what exactly is going on in your mouth. You and the dentist will be able to work together in order to get your teeth to the optimal level of health.
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