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5 Ways to Mantain a good Oral Hygiene

By Nkem Egenuka on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 18:40

If you want to maintain good oral health, then you need to pay close attention to your teeth. One of the major side effects of poor oral hygiene is halitosis known as “bad breath”.

Here are some of the easy tips that can help you maintain healthy teeth.


  • Establish a good oral hygiene routine

You need to maintain a healthy oral daily routine if you want to have a plaque-free mouth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep control plaques. Also try not to eat after brushing at night and don’t forget to brush right.


  • Use the Right Oral Equipment

Use toothpastes that include fluoride as its ingredient because fluoride makes your teeth stronger, thereby making it more resistant to acid introduced to the mouth through eating and drinking. Also consider replacing your regular toothbrush with an electric one because it proves to be more effective in getting rid of plaques. You also need a tongue scrapper because it focuses getting rid of plaque and bad smells on your tongue. Use a mouthwash at least once a day but wait a while after you brush so you can get the full benefit of the fluoride in your toothpaste.


  • Watch the food you Eat

Be mindful of what you eat because everything that you eat first passes through the mouth first, so. Too much sugar, can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Drinking too much coffee, soda, and other acidic beverages and foods, can also damage to your teeth.


  • Drink water and eat some fruits and vegetables

Drink water after meal to help wash out some food particles; also drink water to avoid mouth. Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables because they contain fiber and it is good for your teeth.


  • Visit a Dentist

It is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkup. This would enable them detect any problem early and treat it to avoid future complications.

In this part of the world, people only visit the dentist if they have major teeth problem because seeing a dentist is quite expensive. So, you are encouraged to have dental health insurance, that way it would be more affordable for you.

In conclusion, do not hesitate to see your doctor if you are having concerns with your oral health because keeping your mouth healthy help avoid other health issues. 







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