When you get up in the morning, does your smile make you feel better?
Remember, oral health is connected to many other health conditions beyond the mouth. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
It may not seem that easy to keep up with your oral care at the office, especially when you're busy with multiple tasks, or working long hours. But there are ways to make oral care more convenient. Look after your teeth with help of below tips.
A healthy mouth means fresh breath. About 25 percent of people have chronic foul breath. Researchers around the world figured out years ago that gas-emitting bacteria on the tongue are largely responsible for rotten breath. Besides brushing, rinsing your mouth with plain water every time after you eat, gives protection against bad bacteria. It helps you to get rid of food particles that get stuck in your teeth.
Brushing twice a day is a good practice. But brushing too hard can damage the root surfaces of the teeth by abrading them. Exposed roots become more sensitive and at greater risk for decay. As surfaces also are not covered by the super-hard enamel that protects the crowns of your teeth and therefore they wear quicker.
According to the National Institutes of Health (America), tooth decay is the most common chronic disease even though it's almost entirely preventable. Sugary foods between meals are the major contributor to the problem. Sugars are consumed by oral bacteria, which then release acids causing tooth cavities. The less sugar you consume, the better for your teeth.
Say hello to cheese
Cheese is great for your teeth. It has high levels of phosphate and calcium, which naturally strengthen teeth. It also helps balance the pH level in your mouth, which means less harmful acid. You can count on cheese as the best alternative to satisfy a snack craving because it increases saliva flow and helps to clear sugar from your mouth.
Stay hydrated at your desk by sipping water, not sugary pops and juices. Keeping your mouth moist is important because mouth dryness increases biofilm (plaque) accumulation and risk for both tooth decay and gum disease. Mouth dryness is also caused by smoking, alcohol and caffeine.
Practice good oral hygiene daily.
· Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
· Do floss at least once a day.
· Limit food with added sugars.
· Replace your toothbrush every three months.
· Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
· Avoid tobacco use.
We all work hard for our physical and mental health but we tend to ignore our oral health. Everything is connected to our oral health because your mouth, is the gateway to your body. Oral hygiene is important throughout the day, not just in the mornings and evenings