How to prevent decay and gum disease from your tooth.

Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, which is the only stage that is reversible. If not treated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious, destructive form of gum/periodontal disease called periodontitis.  To prevent the decay and gum disease from your tooth you have just follow some tips which will protect you from those type of teeth disease. Follow the tips-

Brush your teeth twice a day

Don’t underestimate it’s important. This is a simple step that should never be overlooked. Brushing your teeth in the morning and more importantly again at night is important to remove plaque build up and bacteria that lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. The modify bass technique where you should hold the brush head at 45 degrees angle, partly on the gums, and gently move the brush in tiny circular motions or small horizontal strokes 20 times on each tooth shall improve your oral hygiene significantly. Do not brush too vigorously as it can damage your gums and teeth.

decay and gum disease
decay and gum disease

Floos Daily

Your brushing is not complete without flossing. Floss can reach the crevices too small for your brush bristles, so it’s a necessary step for a clean mouth.

Oral irrigators

These are newer cleaning aids which pump water in a steady or pulsating manner and flushing out food and bacteria by products.

Skip the Sugar

Sugary and starchy foods cause are action in your mouth that leads to tooth decay. Sugar reacts with the bacteria in your saliva to form an acid that erodes your tooth enamel, the outer protective layer of your teeth.

Swish with mouthwash

For an added boost to your oral hygiene routine, rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash which is prescribed by your dentist.

Brush your tongue

Don’t neglect your tongue, Your tongue harbor’s bacteria too, so use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to give it a cleaning.

Pay attention to your mouth and gums

When your gums look inflamed or if you spot blood while brushing. Don’t ignore aches and pains. Consult your dentist to make sure it’s not a symptom of something serious.

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