oral health tips

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oral health careIn most of the countries, the oral health services continuously absorb 5 to 10 % of national health budget. Even in our country 1 out of 30 persons require oral health treatment more than 2 times in their life. Most of the oral diseases start form teeth. So, what is healthy teeth? Healthy teeth are those when every tooth in the jaw is neat, clean ,strong and is supported by healthy bones, healthy gums as well as free from cavity.  Preventing our mouth from bacteria , virus and fungi is  not a difficult task . It require only some daily routine basis attention. By following caution we can avoid many oral disease like dental caries, periodontal disease, bad breath and oral cancer.

 

Oral Health Tips

  • Brush your teeth regularly with a soft tooth brush. In absence of tooth brush especially in rural areas people can use datun. When you clean mouth, use your tip of the tongue taken around the teeth, it will give you a clean and fresh feeling after the brushing/cleaning.
  • Plaque is a agent for dental disease, remove it by brushing the teeth and cleaning the tongue.
  • Do not eat sweet items too often. You should not drink or eat sweets more than three times a day (Two times after the meal and once may be in between). After meal clean and rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  • It is better to use paste in preference to powder with the tooth brush.
  • Massage gums and teeth with your finger.
  • Get your teeth checked periodically for early detection and treatment of dental disorders.
  • Fluoridation of public water supplies in concentrations between 0.7 to 1.2 P.M. fluoride reduces dental caries by 50-65 percent.
  • Tobacco is main reason for oral cancer. Do not use tobacco in any form. It contains cancer causing chemicals and is addictive forming. So no one should  stauseto use of tobacco in any form.
  • Take green leafy vegetables daily in your meal diet.
  • Take citrus fruits before your meal diet. It will improve oral health.

 

Some more precautions

  • Not to use teeth for opening Soda Water Bottles/breaking nuts, etc.
  • Dental diseases are painless initially. Do not wait for the pain to come.
  • Periodontal diseases are bleeding from the gums, emission pus, bad smell from the mouth, teeth drifting and wobbly teeth. This is also known as pyorrhea. Do not wait for them to come and overtake you. You may loose your teeth too early.
  • Any patch inside the mouth is a danger signal, it may be due to continuously chewing gum etc.
  • Regular dental check up is very important. In case of any problem dental check-up and guidance should be required immediately.

 

 

 

 

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