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5 Tips to Keep your Teeth Healthy and White

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Teeth help in chewing your food and also talking. They also enhance your looks and make you look attractive. No one likes to have yellow teeth which makes your smile look unsightly and also hampers your looks and appearance. Pearly white teeth brighten up your smile and make you look younger. The orthodontists at Oswal Dental Clinic in Pune suggest the following tips which will help to keep your teeth both healthy and sparkling white.

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Brush Properly

Brushing your teeth twice a day flossing it once every day is very important to keep your teeth health. It is always ideal to choose a brush with soft bristles as they prevent gum erosion. Use the correct technique of brushing to protect your teeth. The correct technique to clean your teeth is to use short, vertical and sweeping motion. Don’t indulge in horizontal scrubbing of teeth as they may badly affect the tooth enamel. Electronic toothbrush is highly recommended by dentists as they ensure proper brushing of teeth. Another tip to healthy teeth is to replace your brush every three months.

Floss Correctly

Presence of plaque and bacteria between your teeth can cause tooth decay and inflammation. Flossing helps to remove bacteria and plaque in hidden recess. Always slide the thread down under the gum line and between your teeth when you floss

Rinse the Mouth

Rinsing the mouth after every meal helps to remove the food residue and keeps your mouth clean. All it requires is to rinse subtly with a swish and swallow the water after finishing your meal to remove food stuck in your teeth. It also minimizes staining of teeth and tooth decay and helps to keep your teeth healthy. It is very essential to rinse your mouth immediately after consuming wine. Wine is believed to contain acids which can easily penetrate the tooth enamel. This leads to staining and also easy penetration of decaying food particles.

Eat Healthy Food

Food substances like sugar, raisins, candies, lollipops, toffees, crackers, etc. easily stick to your teeth and also can increase the risk of tooth decay. It also leads to discoloration of teeth and will also destroy your teeth. Dentists advise that it is ideal to consume less of sticky and sweet substances.

Include vegetables and fruits more as part of your daily diet. It is a proven fact that higher consumption of folic acid derived from leafy vegetables and green vegetables daily will help in the prevention of bleeding gums.

Take ¼ cup of yogurt daily as it will help to keep your teeth healthy and white. Yogurt contains probiotics which are good bacteria and may help in the removal of oral bacteria which causes cavities.

Avoid smoking and consumption of beverages like tea, coffee and red wine as they tend to stain your teeth. While consuming these beverages it is advisable to use a straw. This will avoid the beverages from passing through your front teeth.

Get Regular Dental Check Ups Done

It is advisable to visit your dentists regularly too keep your teeth in good shape. You can benefit with the guidance given by the dentists regarding the maintenance of your teeth and oral hygiene. You will surely benefit with professional teeth cleansing as it helps to remove the food particles, tartar and other particles which you cannot remove by yourself while brushing. Regular dental checkups and examination of teeth will ensure maintenance of oral health.

Enjoy the benefits of keeping your teeth healthy and clean as it will help to maintain your overall health and also enhance your looks. You can beam with confidence by flashing a beautiful and white smile.

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Dr. Nitin Oswal

Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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