World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is observed on 20 March to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health and its significance in safeguarding general health and well-being. Theme for WOHD 2017 is “Live Smart Mouth”. The date 3/20 was chosen to reflect that: Seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life Read More …
There is a universal belief that sugar is the major ill-causer for healthy teeth. But the truth is there are lots of food consumption that affects healthy teeth such as acidic low pH foods, sour candies, etc.
Replace a tooth brush every 3 months, or as soon as you see the majority of bristles begin to bend and look worn down.
Brushing or scraping the tongue twice a day reduces the number of bacteria on the tongue. These bacteria causes bad breath.
Calcium is Important for strong, healthy bones and teeth involved in processes including; muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve function. The main calcium sources are milk, yogurt, and cheese, but dairy should not be the only dietary requirement. Leafy greens, seafood, legumes, and fruit also contain calcium.
Salt provides immense relief to denture wearers during the adjustment phase. It helps reduce swelling and pain in the gums. It also inhibits growth of bacteria in the mouth and reduces the risk of mouth sores or dry mouth.
Incline brush at 45-degrees to gum line as shown in picture below and use vertical strokes. 2 minutes of proper brushing is enough if done with proper technique and twice daily. Night brushing is more important than morning to avoid cavities.