A beautiful smile is always desirable, and a beautiful smile requires healthy and beautiful teeth, which are also a prerequisite for general health and human satisfaction.
Daily care and regular check-ups can prevent the most common dental diseases – caries and periodontitis. For every disease, even this one, it is better to prevent than to cure. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to the prevention and delay of the occurrence and development of diseases of the mouth and teeth.
Proper oral hygiene is paramount. This prevents the formation of dental plaque (soft deposits on the teeth), which, if not removed, allows the deposition of tartar and thus opens the way for the development of periodontitis.
In order for teeth to be well brushed, there need to be four harmonized factors – a good toothbrush, proper brushing technique, brushing your teeth often enough and long enough. As the years go by, the list of necessary means for maintaining oral hygiene is getting longer, there are also interdental brushes, interdental stimulators, mouthwashes and special “medical” toothpastes.
Proper nutrition plays a significant role in the prevention of caries and periodontitis. Carbohydrates – sweets, cakes, white flour products cause caries the most. You should eat healthy foods, rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, whole grain products and foods that do not stick to your teeth and need to be chewed for longer, and these are fruits and vegetables.
And, of course, do not forget – to maintain a healthy smile means to preserve the overall health of the organism.
One of the important things is regular check-ups, which should be performed twice a year, because that removes the main factors that can lead to the disease. If fear is the reason for infrequent visits to the dentist, do not forget that regular check-ups will prevent what you are most afraid of, and that is pain. Any delay only increases the possibility of inflammation and additional complications.
Proper hygiene involves the daily use of a brush and floss with proper brushing technique. Of course, there are also regular dentist checkups.