Dental Care: The Important Facts
Dental care is the most important and common healthcare prescribed to every individual since childhood because every disease starts from the unhygienic conditions of the mouth, which is directly connected to the stomach and then to the body.
The very common and basic dental care is the cleaning of teeth on regular bases with brushing and flossing. Some people have a wrong idea that only brushing will prevent from tooth decay and gum diseases. Brushing the right way, that is, the inside as well as the outside of every tooth along with the gums can help teeth to stay healthy and without any left over food to rot them.
Flossing teeth once a day, especially before going to bed, is recommended by every dentist to prevent gum infection. If any food particle gets stuck between the teeth, near to the gums, they can be taken out before sleeping, so that the particle does not cause any infection to the gums. Flossing and brushing can also avoid plaque and tartar to collect on the teeth, which releases acids which in turn destroys the enamel covering of the tooth.
Dental care also includes the proper cleaning of the tongue before going to bed because the yellow/white coating of various foods that accumulates on the tongue can cause bad breath and production of bacteria and other teeth and gum infecting acids.
Having a beneficial diet for the bones also helps in improving the teeth and gums. Fluoridation water is the best protection against germs and bacteria of the mouth while the intake of calcium, which is also the main component of teeth, by drinking milk and eating cheese and yogurt, is healthy for the teeth because they have a low pH which does not affect the teeth and protects the enamel.
Fruits containing vitamin C such as apples, strawberries, kiwis and cranberries are important for gums because the vitamin helps cells to stay strong enough to pull together gums, not allowing them to loosen up and give space to food particles to enter and cause decay. Similarly, Vitamin A in vegetables such as pumpkins, broccoli, sweet potatoes and carrots helps in the development of tooth enamel. Vegetables with a munch surface also helps to clean gums when they rub along them.
Raw onion can kill bacteria since it contains sulphur, which is an antibacterial element. Celery and sesame seeds help to produce saliva and clean plaque, causing the cavities to reduce and the teeth and gums to be massaged.
Green tea is an essential drink which contains antioxidants to reduce plaque, cavities and gum diseases, which also prevents from bad breath. Green tea also consists of fluoride which makes the enamel strong enough to give you healthy teeth, but many flavored green teas which contain acids can damage teeth and gums so avoid them.
Water is the most important mineral drink available, which is also very good for overall health because it washes off diseases and acids from the teeth and every other part of the body.
Things whish should be cut off from the diet plan are sugar, carbohydrates (chips, fizzy drinks), and vinegar, red and white wine, which contain acids and especially smoking which causes tartar to collect on teeth should be avoided for dental care.