Your dentist is the sole authority when it comes to your dental health. However, gone are the days when people did not care about their oral health that much, and simply took a passive perspective when it comes to the state of their teeth. So when your dentist tells you to do something, you are more likely to ask for an explanation for why that is so. Hence, below are some of the things which your dentist will constantly remind you to do and the reasons behind why you have to do those things:
Must Do No. 1: Brushing your teeth.
Brushing your teeth is the process of cleaning your pearly whites. But from what exactly? Food debris which are left after you have just finished eating a meal, bacteria which proliferate in your mouth and especially in excess once there is a lot of glucose reserves, and acids that are generated in response to the utilization of sugars by bacteria. When plaque is allowed to accumulate, it’s possible that the gums would become infected and lead to the development of a disease called gingivitis. On the other hand, plaque can also lead to the erosion of the enamel of your teeth causing cavities to form.
Must Do No. 2: Flossing your teeth.
When it comes to cleaning your teeth, brushing your teeth is not the only way to go but so is flossing. Despite your dentist’s nagging, flossing is still something which majority of individuals aren’t apt to do. However, flossing can keep your gums fro becoming irritated and developing gingivitis. This is because flossing gets rid of the plaque which is lodged in between your teeth. The bristles of your toothbrush cannot get into the very small spaces in between each tooth, however, flossing gives a more thorough clean.
Must Do No. 3: Avoiding sugar.
This is something that you need to do if you are to make sure that you have a lower chance of developing tooth decay. The reason for why tooth decay develops is because of the utilization of sugar by oral bacteria. With the prolonged interaction of the produced acids with the surface of your teeth, this leads to the formation of holes on the enamel layer of the affected tooth. The holes can develop further into your tooth, and this can lead to the irritation of the nerves within the pulp of the tooth and the precipitation of so much pain.
Must Do No. 4: Regular Check-ups
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