Your food habits determine how often you should take necessary precautions to protect your teeth. A slight ignorance in care, and your teeth will have layers of plaque on them. The food particles may contain acid that make your teeth vulnerable and susceptible to decay. Plus, some food have enough acid to prevent salvia which is the only natural protection available for your teeth. So, how can you ensure clean and healthy teeth even after eating all kinds of foods? This article has answers.
But before you proceed, don’t think these options will give you 100% protection against gum diseases, plaque and tooth decay. You should see your Thunder Bay dentist half yearly. He will examine the condition of your teeth and apply professional dental care to remove anything that may cause trouble. You can Visit us today and learn about a wide variety of dental serviceswe offer.
- Brush Daily
Brushing once a day is good, and mandatory too, but twice a day is the best way not to let plaque settle in. If you still have any confusion, here’s a simple way to make it obvious. If you don’t eat twice a day, you’re going to get weak, which is bad for you. The food you eat will remain there for the entire day and the whole night, and that would be enough for the bacteria to create a strong layer of plaque. The less you brush, the more powerful it will become. Soon, it will be unbreakable. In its earlier stage, plaque remains hidden from human eye. You’ll see it when it becomes strong enough to be penetrated.
If you have a habit of brushing twice a day, there won’t be any chance for the food to get settled in and give an opportunity to those germs to create any kind of layer.
- Remove Debris Between the Teeth
Even the softest bristle cannot reach those small spaces between the teeth where many bacteria reside. Those tiny food particles also set in between those spaces and help bacteria to accumulate plaque. So, what should you do? You have to floss at least once in a day.
You can use a toothpick to remove visible pieces of food, after every meal. That’ll open up space a bit. Floss is a thin plastic like thread, and strong enough to break easily. Take 12 to 18 inch of the thread and wrap one end in your fore finger. Now using your thumbs and forefinger of both hand, gently place it inside the small spaces, then rub it against the tooth. Move it up and down and sideways. Then wrap it around the tooth and clean the inner surface in the same manner. Make sure you clean each tooth from the chewing end down to the gum line. Flossing helps a great deal and removes any chances for bacteria to use the food.
- Rinse Water in Your Mouth
After every meal, rinse some water in your mouth and move it sideways, up and down and in circular motion for about 2 minutes. You can also use fluoridated water or mouthwash with fluoride. It helps remove those food particles stuck in between your teeth. The fluoride adds extra strength to teeth and increase protection against plaque. You can also use antimicrobial mouthwash, but with the prescription of dentist in Thunder Bay.