Your teeth and gums are important to overall health, and if you are less than diligent about oral hygiene, you could be asking for problems. Gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss are just a few of the issues you may have to confront if you do not take care of your teeth and gums.
According to holistic dentist Dr. Reid L. Winick from Dentistry for Health NY, there is a real connection between your mouth and body, and if you follow the Dentistry for Health NY blog, you will know how serious gum disease is. Thankfully, general practitioners are beginning to see what holistic dentists have known all along.
Gum disease is caused by a number of things, but the number one reason people suffer from gum disease and tooth decay is poor oral hygiene. Brushing twice and flossing once each day along with a healthy diet and regular checkups with your dentist will help keep gum disease at bay.
Dentistry for health has these suggestions for gum disease prevention.
Floss First-Flossing before you brush will help remove those left over food particles left in between your teeth. If you brush after you floss, you will remove the debris. Brush your teeth after meals, and if you feel the urge after a particularly sticky or sweet snack go ahead and grab your toothbrush. Don’t forget to brush your tongue.
Water throughout the Day-Staying hydrated will keep the bad bacteria from growing. Drinking at least eight glasses of water each day will keep your mouth moist and keep your salivary glands active.
Use a Water Irrigator-The Hydrofloss Magnetic Water irrigator is a great way to remove the debris that brushing and flossing missed. Irrigating your teeth and gums will keep them healthy. Use the Hydrofloss Magnetic Water Irrigator after every meal for a clean and refreshing feeling.
Antibacterial Mouthwash-Ask Dentistry for Health NY for a list of recommended mouthwashes. You will want to make sure the one you are using is gentle enough for the enamel on your teeth.
Remember that although oral hygiene plays a big role in gum disease, tobacco use, age, genetics and diet do as well. If you are in the high risk category, but sure and talk to your dentist.
If you would like more healthy tips for teeth and gums, call or click and schedule an appointment with the holistic dental professionals from Dentistry for Health NY today.