Oral and dental care

8 steps for ideal oral health

1. Everybody has different requirements of oral health

You may talk to your doctor and identify your specific requirements for oral and tooth health together and determine effects arising from your health condition and take necessary actions. For instance, while you take different action for your oral health when you are pregnant, an action is taken differently for the problem of cotton mouth being the result of a drug used.

2. You should have a routine oral care program

 After you have talked to your dentist and determined the most proper oral care program for you, follow this program and spend time without ignoring them, do not quit after following for a while.

3. Use of fluoride

Not only children but also adults can benefit from fluoride. While it contributes to odontogenesis of children and allows them gain resistance to decay, it prevents decay and eliminates sensitivity in adults. Even if toothpaste and mouthwash you use contains sufficient fluoride, your dentist may apply preparations containing more fluoride depending on your condition or recommend.

4. Tooth brushing and dental floss

All of us should brush our teeth for minimum twice a day and use dental floss. So we can remove plaque enabling bacteria in and on our teeth to feed. If this plaque is not removed every day regularly, bacteria will decay our teeth with acidic media of food we eat.  Moreover, gingiva problems and gingival diseases occur, we should cleanse these plaques carefully and regularly to prevent them.

5. Snacks and dessert

Food residues accumulate in teeth and become the source for bacteria. The more frequent you eat, the longer they remain in your mouth, the more destruction and decays of bacteria will be. Your teeth are exposed to acid attack for about 20 minutes following eating sugary or acid former food.  If you have to eat snack, you should brush your teeth or chew sugarless gum. Balanced diet is very important, in addition to this, vitamins being our daily requirement should be supplemented, they are both important for your oral and dental health and health in general.

6. If you smoke, quit or reduce

Smoking increases the risk of lung and oral cancer risk significantly, results in gingival diseases and dark stains on your teeth and bad breath. We recommended you to quit smoking for your health.

7. Control your mouth regularly

Despite the fact that you go to the dentist regularly, control your mouth regularly. Noticing an oral problem until the time of control may make treatment easier or more cost-efficient. Tooth breaking, gingiva swelling,coloring or oral wounds not healed are conditions that you may observe while controlling and report to your doctor. This control is more important for the smoker, since they have greater risk for oral cancer, they should carry out these controls regularly. 

8. Visit your dentist regularly

Prepare a program upon the recommendation of your dentist and visit your dentist for control and cleansing, not everybody needs to go in the same periods but it’s better to go once every 6 month.

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