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How Important Is At-Home Dental Care?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Evan
How Important Is At-Home Dental Care?There are a variety of activities that can affect your oral health, when executed properly, they can help to take care of your teeth and the maintenance of your gums. Our team of experts advises that good oral health starts at home, so it is important to take care of your day-to-day routine.

Brushing, The First Defense Barrier

The teeth get protection on the outside by a firm and hard layer called "enamel," and every day a layer of bacteria called "dental plaque" forms on them. These bacteria will produce acid that will create holes in the enamel, called cavities. The way to prevent the appearance of cavities is through proper tooth brushing, the use of dental floss and mouthwash; although once the hole in the tooth appears, we recommend you visit our specialists to avoid further damage.

To avoid cavities, you should brush your teeth gently, preferably with a soft bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste. We must brush our teeth twice a day accompanied by the use of mouthwash, we also recommend you to brush 40 minutes after a meal, this because the acid weakens the enamel of the teeth. Flossing is helpful in removing plaque and food that we cannot clean through brushing.

Role Of Diet In Dental Health

Excessive exposure to sugar is an important factor, as is the frequency in which we ingest it. When you finish eating, your mouth becomes an “acid” environment in which the tooth enamel begins to weaken. Therefore, we recommend to regulate your sugar intake, as well as citrus fruit juices and dairy foods. On the other hand, increase the consumption of fibrous vegetables with high water content, which favor the production of saliva. Come to our offices for more tips on home oral care!

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