Good Oral Health Practices
Right, everyone enjoys having a clean mouth. And we think it's worth celebrating when you regularly keep that mouth of yours clean. We devoted to encourage healthy mouths around the nation and honoring the diligent work your preferred dental hygienist performs to keep your teeth sparkling.
We honor the work dental hygienists do and promote the value of maintaining good oral health. To keep a healthy smile, we advise our young patients to concentrate on these four everyday practices: Brush twice daily, floss frequently, use mouthwash to rinse, and chew sugar-free gum.
The top 5 health concerns that dental hygienists handle are as follows:
1. Dental Condition
2. Whitening of teeth
3. Basic Dental Care
4. Caries (cavities)
Elements of Good Oral Health
The focus of National Dental Hygiene Month is on the key daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. These are:
Brushing: The ADHA recommends using a soft toothbrush to brush twice a day, once in the morning after breakfast and then again in the evening just before going to bed, using a toothpaste containing fluoride.
Flossing: This should be done once daily, optimally just before going to sleep, when trapped food particles can do the most damage.
Eating healthy: A diet in accordance with the government’s food pyramid promotes oral health by cutting down on sugars and contributing to overall physical health and includes whole-grains and dairy products, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, with meat, fish, and sweets in moderation.
Use an antimicrobial mouthwash: This should be done with daily brushing.
Good oral or dental health translates to good health overall. Dental problems such as cavities or gum disease can impair your ability to eat and speak properly, cause pain and bad breath. And what many people may not realize, is that poor dental health can have a profoundly negative affect on areas outside of the mouth, including your heart, diabetes, pregnancy and chronic inflammation, such as arthritis — to name a few.