Basic oral health explained
Proper dental care can be easy if you understand and follow a few simple rules resulting in healthy teeth and gums
Healthy teeth begin with a healthy diet. Just like the case of any other system, the things we eat directly affect the health of our oral health. To have the perfect smile, try to avoid all artificial additives, preservatives, herbicides, dairy, processed foods and refined sugars. Choose whole foods or adopt a raw, organic diet. And especially, do not stay away from fresh fruits and vegetables.
Among many beneficial health effects, a proper diet can whiten and re-mineralize your teeth, re-build enamel and heal irritated gums.
Oil pulling is another thing your gums and dentition can benefit from. Coconut oil or sesame oil oral massages are indicated if your gums are receding and if your teeth start decaying. Moreover, this ancient Ayurvedic practice helps eliminating body toxins.
Avoid refined sugar to keep the bacteria in your mouth hungry and to maintain a proper level of calcium inside the bone tissue. Brush your teeth gently, with a soft toothbrush. Hard brushing damages gums and strips the enamel.
Use a circular technique when brushing and pay special attention to your tongue also. Avoid commercial fluoride toothpaste, as it is toxic. The same goes for saccharine, aspartame, artificial dyes, sodium lauryl sufate, glycerin and triclosan toothpaste, as these ingredients delay re-mineralization. Try making your own toothpaste, from natural ingredients or buy one from the local natural products store.
Make sure you do not accidently swallow the toothpaste tube’s content since it is not made for consumption and it can cause severe intoxication, especially if you choose to use a commercial toothpaste.
Floss as often as you can and always use mouth rinse, as indicated by your dental care practitioner. Choose quality products, as natural as possible and remember to brush your teeth after each meal.
And, regularly visit your dentist for professional advice regarding your dentition. Treat all of your problems in time and do regular routine check-ups to early detect any problem threatening your gums and teeth. By doing so, you can prevent losing your dentition, or being affected by unpleasant ral conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.