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We all know how uncomfortable and inconvenient teeth problems can be. For sure, going to the dentist is not one of our favourite pastimes. However, regular visits to a specialist are especially important if we wish to go though our lives with a sparkling smile.
We can do a lot ourselves to prevent problems if we understand the importance of regular care, including brushing teeth at least twice a day, keeping normal eating hours to avoid snacking between meals and eating in the evening after we have already brushed our teeth. If you have any problems, you should immediately visit a specialist to prevent the problems from blowing out of proportion. The best solution is not to wait for a problem to appear but to regularly visit the dentist for check-up to prevent any problems.
The best practice for the prevention of dental diseases is good teeth care!
Regular brushing of teeth with a good toothbrush is important because:
- cavities and gum diseases are caused by dental plaque, a bacteria containing sticky film, which is constantly forming on the teeth.
- When you eat dental plaque becomes acidic and leads to destruction of the tooth enamel. If a certain amount of enamel is lost, the tooth starts to decay and a cavity will form.
- Dental plaque can cause gum inflammation.
- Inflammatory gums bleed easily.
- Regular brushing of teeth with a good toothbrush prevents formation of dental plaque and helps to avoid cavities and gum diseases.
- Bad breath is caused by the accumulation of dental plaque in the oral cavity, an illness, dry mouth or food and drink.
Keeping to regular meal times and flossing teeth is important because:
- Late meals cause acidity in the mouth that can cause real damage to your teeth during sleep although you brushed your teeth before going to bed. The digestive process continues several hours after you have taken your meal affecting the acidity of your oral cavity. To avoid the development of acidity in your mouth, it is recommended not to eat after 19.00–20.00 so that the digestive process is complete before brushing your teeth and going to bed.
- Flossing teeth – cleaning between your teeth using dental floss is necessary to dislodge food and plaque wedged between your teeth and under the edges of the gums.