Afraid Of The Dentist? It Is Called Odontophobia! Yes It Has A Name!

Find Out How You Can Easily Avoid The Dreaded Dentist And Save A Ton Of Benjamins!

We all aspire to have a perfect dazzling smile and for that you need brilliant white teeth. But that’s not enough we need a good oral health. With a healthy mouth, you can easily eat foods you like, smile without any hesitation. This doesn’t necessarily apply to young kids but also adults. As we grow old our sugar, caffeine intake increases which can cause troubles for our teeth. With proper oral care you can keep smiling well into retirement. An oral care doesn’t mean only brushing your teeth, it means addressing other problems like bad breath, dry mouth, tooth decay, discoloration, gum problems and toothaches. Let’s see what oral care we need to take as adults.

Prevent Tooth Decay.

When foods containing carbs such as bread, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes and candy are consumed bacteria in our mouth turn them to acids. Plaque which is a combination of bacteria, acid, saliva and food debris, clings to our teeth. The acid in the plaque dissolves the enamel of the teeth and thus creates cavities.

Preventive measures:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride containing toothpaste, especially before bedtime.
  • Don’t forget to floss.
  • Rinse with fluoride containing mouthwash daily.
  • Limit snacks. After eating any carbs brush your teeth.
  • Visit dentist regularly for oral exams and cleaning.

Tooth Discoloration

Our teeth start losing the brilliant white color once we grow old. We start including drinks like coffee, tea, soda and wine more in our daily routine. Harmful habits like smoking or chewing tobacco stain our teeth. Excessive fluoride in water or too much rinsing with mouth washes can cause discoloration of teeth. With increasing age the outer enamel of your teeth starts to dissolve revealing the yellow color of dentin.

Preventive measures:

  • Using proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that cause stains. If can’t then brush your teeth later.
  • Use teeth whitening products.
  • Cutback on coffee intake.
  • Also cutback or quit smoking.
  • Get your teeth cleaned professionally by the dentist.

Gum Care

When we think dental care, the first thought is prevent cavities. Gums are ignored most often. Gums play a major role in in our dental health. Gums are the pillars holding our brilliant white teeth together. If they weaken, so does our teeth. Tissues in the gums are very delicate and need a gentle care. In an attempt to clean teeth we brush vigorously thus damaging gums.

Preventive measures:

  • Choose a blunt, soft, nylon bristle brush.
  • Use gentle, circular motions to massage the gums.
  • Be gentle when using floss.
  • Consult dentist if experiencing inflammation, redness or swelling in gums.
  • Cutback or quit chewing tobacco.

Avoid Bad Breath

Bad breath is a common occurrence in everyone’s life. We all have bad breath days. Have you ever wondered what causes bad breath? The food we eat starts to break down in our mouth itself. Then they get digested and absorbed into the blood stream. They are then carried to the lungs and given off through your breath. Foods like garlic or onions give you bad breath. Poor dental care also leads to bad breath.

Preventive measures:

  • Brush twice daily.
  • Don’t forget to clean tongue.
  • Visit dentist at least twice a year.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Maintain a log of your medications as some drugs create unwanted mouth odors.

There are many oral care products available on internet, which will help you achieve that dazzling smile. Now we are a little smarter in oral care. Do let us know what oral care routine you follow in comments.

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