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11 Oral Hygiene Tips

Proper oral hygiene is critical for the prevention of tooth and gum disease such as cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, halitosis and periodontal disease. Many tooth and gum cleaning solutions have been used over the centuries but today we have advanced clinically-proven products and methods. We also know which foods are beneficial and which are harmful for our teeth, our gums and our overall health.
Poor oral hygiene is also linked to systematic diseases including heart disease and stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes and complications, and osteoporosis. Taking good care of your teeth and gums is so much more important than just maintaining a nice smile. Here are a few simple tips you can make use of to improve your oral health.
1.Stay away from food with lots of sugar (cookies, candy, cake etc.)
2.Fluoride has been shown to strengthen teeth. Ensure your diet, drinking water and toothpaste contain enough fluoride.
3.Eat foods with high nutrient but low sugar content like milk, yogurt, grains, vegetables, beans, meat, fish and yes even fruits.
4.Be careful about hidden sugars in ‘low-fat’ and ‘low-cal’ foods. Check product labels.
5.Remember most off-the-shelf beverages are high in sugar. And diet soft drinks contain acids which damage tooth enamel.
6.Fruits and veggies are high in water-content and have little or no acidity and natural, non-harmful sugars. They make great snack choices.
7.Consider ending a meal with a bit of cheese to neutralize acids in your mouth.
8.The timing of meals is almost as important as what you eat. Consume sweets only at main mealtimes, not between meals. Don’t eat sweets or acidic foods in the evening.
9.Drink plenty of water to Recent Dental Advances dilute acidity and sugars.
10.Remember to brush your Brushing Teeth With Baking Powder teeth and floss.
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