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10 tips to look after your teeth

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.

  1. Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste. Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of decay.
  3. Brush thoroughly. Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes.
  4. Floss your teeth daily. Use a slow and gentle sawing motion.
  5. Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.
  6. Limit sugary foods. Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids.
  7. Protect your teeth from injury. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.
  8. Try to save a knocked out tooth. If possible, hold the tooth back in place while you seek immediate dental advice. If this is not possible, wrap the tooth in plastic or place it in milk and seek dental advice immediately.
  9. Avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing food. If you use them to crack nuts, remove bottle tops or rip open packaging, you risk chipping or even breaking your teeth.
  10. See your dentist for regular check-ups. You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.

Treatment for Toothache for every ages

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Almost all of the people of the world have experienced a toothache be it during his growing years or during his old age. We are all afraid of this diabolic pain that nags and tortures us for quite a long time. Toothache ranges from mild to less severe. But what causes toothache? Toothache is the pain of the teeth or in and around it.

First try a pressure point remedy by rubbing an ice cube into the V-shaped area where the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet on one hand for 5 to 7 minutes.

Have the person rinse mouth with warm water. The person should gently floss teeth to remove food particles from area.

Lime as a toothache remedy, The vitamin C in lime not only prevents tooth decay but also helps in controlling toothache. Caries, bleeding gums and even loose tooth can be cured by lime treatment. Consuming unpeeled lime is better option.

Remedies for toot decay, cavity

Saturday, November 9th, 2013