Good oral health care is vital to the overall harmony of the human body
There are several conditions that can directly interfere with the functioning of other parts of your body. To avoid any kind of illness, here are some basic tips to make part of your daily routine:
Brush your teeth daily. Many people still don’t brush their teeth. The correct thing to do is brush them at least three times a day – in the morning, in the afternoon, and finally at night before bed.
Brush your teeth correctly. Avoid brushing too hard as cleaning is more effective when the brushing movement is done correctly, hence avoiding any damage to the structure of the teeth or trauma to the gums.
Use dental floss. Floss should be used every day as there are some spaces between the teeth that a brush simply cannot access.
Brush your tongue. The tongue normally accumulates dirt, which can lead to unwanted bacteria and unpleasant halitosis.
Eat healthily. Avoid foods that contain high sugar content to safeguard against tooth decay. By maintaining a balanced diet it is possible to promote the natural cleansing of teeth, caused when foodstuffs interact with your teeth and forming a barrier between them and bacterial acids.
Visit your dentist frequently. Even if you follow all of the above tips, it is extremely important to visit your dentist at least once a year; only a trained professional can perform a truly thorough clean and diagnose any possible problems.
The oral health synonymous with a beautiful and charming smile is the trademark of Brazilians everywhere. Take good care of yours!
Felipe Pinto Paredes Rodrigues is a postdoctoral Dentist specialising in Dental Prosthesis, based in Brazil.