Good oral hygiene can be a boost to several other things in a person’s life. People with oral issues have issues with, self-esteem, oral discomfort, speech problems, malnutrition and swallowing problems. The good thing is that there are a thousand and one ways to maintain your oral health.
But in this article, I am going to mention the top 7 ways.
7 Ways to Avoid Oral Issues
Let’s discuss them step by step.
1. Bad Breath
Over 60 percent of all bad breath cases are caused by poor dental hygiene. If this is your problem, start by doing all you can to ensure that your teeth remain clear and clean. Brush and floss more regularly and thoroughly especially after meals. Also, limit junk foods because they only make the situation worse. Avoid alcoholic mouthwashes but take sugar-free gums to combat bad breath.
Along with above-mentioned preventions, you must also know that bad breath could also be caused by Calculus Bridge. If it is due to Calculus or Plaque, then you must visit a dentist for a professional cleaning.
2. Tooth Decay
This is what we call the enemy of a bright smile. Tooth decay can also bring several other oral issues such as bad breath and toothache. Tooth decay is particularly caused by the buildup of bacteria which produce a collusive acid when they are feeding on the plaque. To prevent tooth decay, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. Also avoid junk and acidic foods such as soda, sports drinks, and juices. You can as well get it treated on its onset.
Mouth sores can be caused by several things including cold and bacterial infection. They can make eating difficult because they are painful and irritating. They can as well come as a result of a weak immune system or lack of certain vitamins and minerals in the body. They can go away on their own after some time but in the meantime, avoid spicy and acidic foods. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to relieve the discomfort.
4. Receding Gum
Receding gums can cause serious discomfort. The gums become red and swollen because of inflammation and other health problems. Wear a nighttime mouth guide to ensure you don’t grid the teeth overnight. Also, invest in an ultra-soft toothbrush and go gently when brushing.
5. Tooth Erosion
Acids which attack the tooth enamel are the cause of all the trouble. The symptoms range from mild sensitivity to a very painful tooth crack. Although this problem is highly common, it is also highly avoidable. If you notice tooth erosion, contact your dentist as soon as possible for refilling and other forms of treatment.
6. Tooth Sensitivity
Depending on the severity of the sensitivity, this can be painful especially when you take cold or hot food or drinks. Most of the people develop tooth sensitivity by eating sweets, eating ice creams, cold air and also taking cold or hot drinks. Use desensitizing toothpaste every time you brush your teeth. Desensitizing toothpaste will mask the pain within a short period of time.
7. Yellow Teeth
Yellow teeth are not a health issue. However, most of the people complain that yellow teeth lead to an unattractive smile. They can be prevented by simply avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth. Also, avoid untreated water which contains some compounds and elements that can stain your teeth permanently. Avoid smoking and reduce tea and coffee intake.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my article and I sure you have learned how to avoid oral issues.
If there is still something unclear feel free to ask.