Is oral hygiene important for Oral Health?

Everyone has become so busy in their lives that one can hardly manage to take out time for one’s health, especially when it comes about dental and oral health. Unless, there is some serious problem, people do not take proper care of their health. If they have toothache, they will try to tolerate for as long as they can, till it get severe. Sometimes, one has to extract a tooth and then bear all the expenses of an implant, bridge or a denture.

Why do we wait till it becomes unbearable?

I wonder why many of us have to wait till the problems becomes acute? We should take our dental health as serious as we take our work. We can manage work somehow later but can permanent teeth come back after it is extracted?
Now, you would say that one can get an implant later instead of missing a business trip for the sake of a dentist’s appointment. Believe me this is not a good attitude. Implants are quite expensive and it takes one’s time. You cannot get a tooth implant in a single sitting. So why waste time, natural teeth and money later on, when you can maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Why is dental cleaning Important?

‘Prevention is always better than the cure’- is a famous saying. Albeit we all have been hearing this since our childhood, yet we hardly act upon this sage advice. Dental health affects our overall health therefore we should take proper care of our teeth and gums. If we maintain a healthy lifestyle we can avoid many problems in the future.
Do you often forget to clean our teeth before going to bed? Many people get tired so by the end of the day that they fell on their bed as soon as they finish their dinner. I used to do this too. Due to this, I had to go to Dentist Winnipeg for a root canal last month. Now I always keep my mouthwash, tooth paste and brush with me wherever I go. It takes few minutes to clean my teeth after eating anything sweet. You can do this too!

Is brushing enough?

Some people think that brushing is enough for maintaining proper oral hygiene. They are unaware that the tooth brush might not reach every part of the teeth. Use of floss and mouthwash are also very important. Flossing removes plaque, tartar and food residue that a toothbrush cannot reach while rinsing with a mouthwash kills bacteria. Besides, flossing, brushing, gargling and rinsing at home, one should visit Dentist Winnipeg for complete cleaning, which includes: scaling, polishing, teeth whitening treatments and fluoride treatments. Routine dental checkups, after every four or six months prevents many oral diseases.

Take proper care of your tooth brush:

Do you know that it is essential to take proper care of your tooth brush? You cannot change your brush every day, so it is better to keep it properly. After each use, wash it properly with water, shake it gently to dry the bristles and place then place it in an upright position. Wet and unclean toothbrush hosts germs, fungus and bacteria. When travelling, do not forget to cover it with a plastic tooth brush cover. It will keep your brush safe from wear and tear.

What is the right time to replace a toothbrush?

Toothbrushes do not come with an expiry date and because of this, many of us think that we can continue using the same brush until the bristles wear and tear and lose its effectiveness. We should change our toothbrush after every three months.
A tooth brush become breading place for bacteria, germs and fungus if one has flu, cold, sore throat or infection. It is recommended to replace one’s tooth brush after one is ill, to prevent re-infection.

When should we go for dental checkups?

Mostly people visit a dentist when they have serious issues, like severe toothache, cavities, gingivitis, broken or missing tooth, bleeding gums etc. However, it is recommended to visit a dentist bi-annually or quarterly for general check up. Dental checkups are necessary as they help in detecting and diagnosing dental problems on time.