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Video: Preventing Dental Caries: Oral Health Tips
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
According to the World Health Organization, half of the planet's population was affected by dental problems in 2016. Most of the cases concerned the famous dental caries against which no one is immune. These lesions can appear on all teeth, are very common in children and occur from a young age. Visits to the dentist are not surprisingly the easiest way to counter the progression of this hard tissue demineralization. However, there are other good actions and reflexes to adopt in order to prevent cavities.
Tips and tricks to adopt to avoid dental caries
Fluorine toothpaste. Brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice a day and after each meal is the best known way to prevent cavities. For a thorough cleaning, specialists recommend interdental cleaners.
Mouthwash. As a general rule, if the dentist finds a high risk of demineralization of hard tissue, he advises the use of mouthwash with fluorine.
Regular visits to the dentist. Yes, home care is essential for good oral health, but professional dental cleaning and regular oral examinations are not at all to be neglected.
Installation of dental sealant. A great way to prevent cavities, sealants are made from a composite material and are applied to the top of the teeth. Thus, they make sure to "seal" the sillions, which prevents the penetration of bacteria.
Benefiting from added fluorine, tap water can help reduce tooth decay considerably. Specialists therefore advise not to neglect it completely.
Healthy eating. Good oral health depends mainly on eating habits. And to be able to enjoy a pretty smile, it is essential to ban the foods responsible for the appearance of lesions. Here is a small list:
• Carbonated and energy drinks • Juices with added sugar • Sweets (especially those with a tendency to stick to the teeth) • Biscuits and pastries • Chips
On the other hand, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole-grain cereals are preferred. Although the consumption of sugar is not entirely prohibited, it is nevertheless advisable to limit it.
Antibacterial treatments. If it is a particular vulnerability to tooth decay, the dentist may recommend special antibacterial care or another type of treatment to reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth.