Prevention is better than cure is an age-old saying, but in today’s fast-paced world, we think about a hundred things at once and try to get them all completed at the same time and in this process, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves.

While there are numerous products available in the market to improve external appearance and people do spend some effort to ensure they look good and confident however oral hygiene is given very less priority and is often ignored.

Have you ever wondered how many kinds of bacteria enter our mouth while eating, drinking, laughing, or inhaling through the mouth, etc, At any given time, there are billions of bacteria living inside our mouths.

The build-up of these bacteria in turn causes plague, cavity (tooth decay), gingivitis, etc which can lead to further serious gum and tooth problems.

In case any such a problem occurs, it can be easily cured with the help of the Best Dentist.

However, there are a few ways in which we can try to avoid or delay these oral problems from occurring by maintaining good oral health by following the below:

Brushing with a soft bristle brush, twice a day is a must. Although feasible, brushing after every major meal will ensure minimal plaque build-up.

The use of an antimicrobial mouthwash will definitely help to keep harmful bacteria at bay.

Using antimicrobial toothpaste which has fluoride in it is advisable as it would help protect the tooth from decay.

The areas where a toothbrush can’t reach, like in-between the teeth, need to be cleaned with floss or inter-dental cleaners at least once a day to prevent gum disease which would then need to be cured with the help of a Gum disease doctor.

Reduce the quantity of sweetened drinks.

Drink plenty of fluoridated water with meals, along with sweetened beverages to wash away the sugar and acids.

Use a straw to help reduce the contact of sweetened beverages with your teeth.

Supplement (or replace) sugary drinks with milk, yogurt, or water.

Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

Post brushing, bacteria may still be present on your tongue, therefore scrape or brush your tongue as a part of your daily routine. This will not only help clean up the bacteria but will also help freshen the breath.

Regular checkups, teeth whitening, and scaling at the dental hospital will ensure that the tartar (hardened plaque) is cleaned as well.

Avoid tobacco and cigarettes which lead to gum disease and oral cancer.

In case you find anything wrong with the teeth or any pain, swelling, redness, etc in the teeth and gum, immediately visit the Dental Clinic In Wakad to consult with a dentist and to know the root cause of the problem and treat them as quickly as possible.