14 Best Dental Care Tips for Healthy Teeth

Your oral health is fundamental to your overall health and well-being. You have to carry out dental care regime on daily bases. Nevertheless, you eat daily and use teeth many times a day, to chew food. You need to protect your teeth all life. Dental health has serious effects on your overall health and it must be taken as a fundamental aspect of your overall wellness. People who ignore tooth cleaning, lose teeth early and go through bad oral health all life. Dental care is not difficult at all. You just need to be vigilant and take regular cleaning steps for your beautiful and healthy set of teeth.  

Do you know Your teeth and tongue are unique!

Yes, just like your fingerprints, both your teeth and tongue are unique. For that individuality, dental records are occasionally used to recognize human remains. Teeth are not identical even in identical twins. Same is with tongue print. 

What is Tooth Enamel?

The outermost, thin layer of your teeth is called enamel. It is see- through covering, and its function is here to protect the teeth. Enamel is the hardest tissue in our body. It is mostly made of calcium phosphate, specific proteins and crystallites. Although tougher than simple bones, it’s still susceptible to break or decay. Therefore, dental care also involves taking care of your teeth enamel.

What is dentin?

Dentin is the part of tooth that lies next to the enamel. It is made of small tubules and passages that convey nerve signals and nutrition through the tooth. In case enamel is lost, dentin allows heat, cold or acidic food to stimulate the nerves and cells inside the tooth.

What is plaque in teeth?

Plaque is a sticky white substance that contains bacteria in it. You have to keep it removing or it will continue to grow. The acids in plaque destroy tooth enamel and can cause tooth decay.  Plaque can develop around teeth, under the gums and near tooth roots. If the plaque is not removed, it develops into a hard form called tartar. Following are some essential dental care tips for healthy teeth, everybody should know.

Brush your teeth frequently

Cleaning your teeth is the first and foremost step towards dental care. You need to brush your teeth twice a day at least.  It is one of the most important practices to get rid of plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Plaque affects not only teeth but gums also. It can cause” gingivitis, a gum disease. However, it is also necessary to adopt the right kind of brushing technique

What is the right kind of brushing technique?  

  • Do not go to bed with plaque in your mouth; brush your teeth
  • Bacteria accumulate in the mouth overnight, make sure to brush every morning
  •  Brush in small circular motions, clean your teeth all around.
  • This process should take between 2 to 3 minutes. So, take your time and do not hurry.  
  • Use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Because hard-bristled toothbrush can damage tooth enamel and the gums.
  • People should replace their old toothbrush with new one every 3 month almost
  • Do not let the plaque harden and turn into tartar. If so, go to dentist for scaling of tartar  
  • Also do not brush aggressively. You could wear down the enamel layer that protects dentin.

Smoking Tobacco is a Big Threat to Dental Health

  • Smoking changes the color of teeth and produces bad breath.
  • Smoking is linked to cancer
  • Smoking weakens the persons immunity, and delays healing of tissues.  
  • Smokers are at high risk of gum diseases. 
  • Smokers have the double threat of losing teeth one way or the other
  • Smokers are twice to be expected to need root-canal treatment

So, if you are a smoker, do your teeth a much-needed favor and quit smoking.

Health Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

  • Flossing is intended to remove plaque from between the teeth, where a toothbrush is unable to reach.
  •  Flossing removes trapped debris between the teeth. This left-over tiny food particles become cause of bad breath. Flossing helps maintain teeth hygiene 
  • Flossing can be hard for children and old adults.  Instead of giving up on flossing they should buy ready-to-use flossers or tools from the drug store.

Importance of a Mouthwash for Dental care

  • Importance of a Mouthwash for Dental Care
  • Mouthwash is not an alternative for brushing your teeth. But it enhances cleaning regime.
  • Mouthwashes are very effective to remove bad breath
  •  Some mouthwashes contain essential oils that are helpful for dental health.
  • Mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine, help control plaque and gingivitis

When to See Your Dentist ?

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  • A person should see a dentist after every 6 months for a check up
  • During a routine dental examination, a hygienist will clean your teeth thoroughly.  
  • If you notice a change in their mouth, that is the time you should visit a dentist.
  • You need to address the gum diseases at an early stage. Must pay a visit to your dentist.  If left untreated these diseases can lead to bone loss in your jaw.

How do sugar and starch affect oral Health?

  •  When you eat sugar, the bacteria in your mouth create acid. This acidic environment causes tooth erosion
  • The WHO recommend that we should keep our sugar intake below 10 percent of our daily calories
  • When you eat starchy food, it breaks down to simple sugars, again bacteria produce acid by feeding on sugar and then damage the teeth enamel.  
  • You should replace sugar with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts as well as dairy products for oral health

Why Fluoride is Necessary for Healthy Teeth ?

  •  Fluoride fights germs that can lead to tooth decay.  
  • Many Dental experts believe that fluoride helps stop cavities, and it is a common ingredient in toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Drink plain water instead of Sugary soft drinks
  •  The acid in soda drinks attacks teeth. It may lead to creating cavities and stains on the tooth surface and erosion in the inner structure of the tooth

Drinking Plain Water

  • Drinking plain water or unsweetened tea throughout the day.
  • If you must drink sugar-sweetened drinks then limit them to meal times and in small volumes

The Effects of Coffee , Tea and Wine on Dental Health

  • All dark colored drinks affect the teeth enamel and even dentin.
  • Coffee also contains acid, which is corrosive to tooth enamel
  • White wine is more acidic than red and is therefore more efficient to abolish tooth enamel. So, anything over moderate ingesting is harmful.

Citrus Fruits and Dental Health

  • Citrus fruits are great source of vitamin C. vitamin C is necessary for the function of gums and teeth.
  •  All citrus fruits including oranges, grapefruits, lemons are highly acidic. Acidic food softens the tooth enamel, which makes teeth vulnerable to damage.
  • These fruit acids create a development of calcium chelation on tooth enamel, means that the acids bind to calcium and strip it away.
  • Preserved fruit juices from the market are even worse, as they are containing added sugars too

Eating Crunchy Fruits and vegetables is actually good for your teeth

  • We should give some work to our teeth and gums. Soft and ready to eat foods are very easy to chew but not good for your teeth.
  •  To keep your teeth healthy and strong, eat fresh, crunchy produce that contains more healthy fiber

Remineralization of your teeth

  • With age you lose the minerals in your teeth. This may be caused by eating sugary and acidic food
  • Once the enamel or bone are gone, there is no way to grow them back without substituting the tooth completely.
  • However, prevention is better than cure, it is possible to let it not happen. By providing minerals with lifestyle changes and home remedies, you can help your teeth.
  • Dairy products contain calcium and phosphate and may help you to rebuild lost minerals of teeth.

Chewing Sugarless Gum

      Sugar free gum helps get rid of sugar and plaque from teeth and encourage salivary glands to produce saliva   

Seafood May Heal periodontitis

Periodontitis is kind of gum disease which causes inflammation of the gums, triggering them to separate from the tooth. That may result in many bacterial infections causing tooth and bone loss. Omega -3 fatty acids and vitamin D, and calcium in fish play an important role in keeping teeth, gums and jaw bones strong and healthy. Omega-3 fats may help to reduce oral inflammation as well.

Conclusion

                   Your oral health is related to our whole body. Good oral health is significant both for eating and digesting food.  When your teeth are healthy, you are healthy too. If you do not take care of your teeth now, chances are you will lose or wear them out prematurely.  taking balanced diet and keeping your teeth clean is a necessary favor that you must do.

Disclaimer

The information in this article is for general informational purpose only. Nothing here should be taken as medical advice for any individual case or situation.

Happy Saturday my dear kind fellows . My abstract painting .

Mixed media art. Acrylic, watercolor and color pencils .

Robert Frost, his horse and My diversions

There is absolutely nothing that can stop me thinking about the things in a poem, that a poet did not say. Be that a great or a small poet. I mean anyone. The greatness of a writer or poet does not make me a great reader or a great thinker. When I read great poets, I think, “I am such a significant person of my century, who will contribute to the wellbeing of masses with her unique mind; I will fill the space that the poet unknowingly left”. I take pride in my thoughts . And I believe that my critical analysis of ” what ” the poet did not say ‘or did not even imply, is so much entertaining. So, for a while I let lose or loose my brain like a paper kite to places where it wants to fly.

My mixed media portrait of Robert Frost

Do I cherish the lofty thoughts of the poets?

Absolutely not, I hate to get influenced by the lofty thoughts of the great poets, especially when I am alone. Dude, how much it hurts to be a great person, do you have any idea? How much the great people are hurting in their heads because they think too much.  I am afraid that I may feel pressurized to make some serious promises to God. Then I may act intelligent or modest or become philosopher by the end of the year. Ultimately under the influence of some poet I will apparently become such an exalted one that someday I will regret being that painfully great . Certainly, that is a loss. For sure who cares, if I am great person in myself. At the end of the day, it is only the food on the table that is cooked and served fresh. My son wants only that and he does not care why I had been thinking about a certain horse. The horse? yes, the horse.

The Horse and Robert Frost in the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

No, nothing can make me think what Robert Frost really meant when he talked about his poor horse in the woods. It was Robert’s fault not of the horse when he stopped there. The poor horse had a valid question.  I am still sure, Robert did not answer him, even after a century. So sorry for the horse standing and waiting there. Ok, let us move ahead, the poet certainly tried to say something deep at the end of the poem …. What was that.  Well, I need to drink an ounce of olive oil to understand his point. The olive oil bottle has caught dust while sitting on the kitchen shelf. I am even afraid to get near and God forbid if drink olive oil and the neurons in my head may catch electric current. And the result ……

Am I a normal or a regular Person?

The question in itself is inherently wrong. Nobody wants to be a normal, or a regular person. Because a normal person is an ordinary person and nobody likes to be called ordinary. They feel insulted. Well, again mostly I feel elated and happier when I try to think and go to the opposite road of every great writer. It takes so much sacrifices and patience to become a good person. While only a careless idiot can enjoy life thoroughly . After all what matters most is the question, did we enjoy life before it ended?

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I Am More of a Natural Person ?

Wow, yes, these days everybody loves to talk about nature, going green, being vegan, talking respectfully about mother nature. So, I am natural. I take refuge in nature to look nice.  I explain it how?  This is quite a human trait to go against things that are deemed obligatory for our wellbeing. So, I am too normal a person. Someday I will again try to ponder on this new found definition of being” too normal.

 Who is going to suffer? 

 Mark it, if you are special or different from others , you are going to suffer. Being different and unique does not serve anything . I trust God for the right timing of making me intelligent. That day will come and I am not hopeless. Nobody should feel hopeless ever in life . But I secretly pray that my particular prayer does not come true. I am more interested in enjoying life than being such respectable lady of grace that people fear to go near.

 The woods, snow and the horse

Let’s again go back to that serious looking horse, I left in the woods with Robert Frost. Has the horse moved a bit? No.  The woods were full of snow. Robert Frost with his horse stopped there. People like me in the middle of hot summer nights read that poem and cherish the idea of cool soft, snow. I want to grab some snowflakes.  Yes, the evening was dark but the nights are darker than evenings. The woods were dark, lovely and deep. After all Robert admitted that it was a nice place. He was lucky not feeling the hot summer of my country. I wish he had come here for the weekend only.

Critical Conclusion   Yes, I mean really a critical conclusion. Whatever  was the whole purpose and the real point of Robert Frost’s poem does not matter now.  At the end, Robert Frost decided to go to sleep and so do I. The only significant difference between his night and my night is that, mine is hot summer night and swarms of Dracula mosquitoes enjoy the prospect of sucking my blood. I wonder why my neighbors think I am a lazy person if I have mosquito bites on me. I will figure out soon. Two spoons of olive oils are what I need to take to solve this difficult question.

Note ; This article I took as a challenge with my son , to create humor about a thing ( being Robert Frost,s poem here ) , that has very serious purpose .

My butter swan with homemade butter .

I wanted to sculpt something that could be interesting and not much difficult as a beginner . So I came up with that idea of making a swan . Butter being white was naturally helpful. In the molding process , I had to place the butter in the freezer every now and then. It was my first sculpture of butter so far. 😃😁

Knitting hands never forget to knit. Saturday blessings to you all. Completed this bag today.

Well this bag is going to one of my relative in the USA.

Tapestry needle prick during stitching of beads. Frequently happens with me. Only blood tells me what happened. 😄🤭

Wonder

So sad and sensitive but very meaningful throughout. I have reblogged this .

Kat's Gems

Do you ever wonder how
It can hurt to breathe
Or wonder if your heart
Can continue to beat
There have been nights
I could hardly believe
When the sun rose
To shine on my face tenderly
Sometimes the rain is quick
To fall to the ground
And then I wonder how it is
That I did not drown
Where sadness sits
So heavily upon my chest
As I seem to struggle for
Every single breath
How can the hope you have
Become so hopeless
When do your dreams
Disappear into the darkness
How is it so much easier
To let tears fall endlessly
Then it is to find the laughter
Hidden deep within me
I know one day that I will
Understand this mystery
God will share the answers
When we finally meet
For now, I will remember
If I stumble and fall down
I know that I am…

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Loving Our Mother Earth

Beautiful post. I am reblogging this.

The River Blogger

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today I am grateful for being on a planet that sustains our life. We’ve been given a beautiful place to live, our Earth, and with it comes a great responsibility to keep her healthy and thriving. This means making sure the ground we walk on, the air we breathe and the water we drink are fervently protected.

Earth Day is not just a day, it’s a daily choice to honor that which gives us life. There are many ways we can do this. I’ve listed a few changes we’ve made in our household.


An Abundance of Trees

Steve planted over 150 trees on our property. Trees filter the air we breathe and provide oxygen into our atmosphere. They also provide homes for countless species of wildlife. So why not plant as many as we can?

We have an array of evergreens –…

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 Abducted to Heaven

Quiet, holy and melancholic

Was the air

Wrapped in shroud rested that angel

With a trembling heart, I beheld her

The lifeless and bruised lips muffled

See! I am that cheeky girl

I frightened your cats away

See! I lived amongst you

For quite a brief interval

Yes, I annoyed people with one thing

Or the other

I was the clown, I was the monster

I could alarm both pigeon and rooster

Why the screams you are keeping?

The hearts are sinking and eyes are weeping

I was the lamb in wolf’s clothing

Look! I had Only 7 summers to play

 My friends will go to school

 without delay

No more running barefoot, no more swearing  

No more fights and no more yelling,

Listen dear girl

The truth is we have forgotten to sleep,

 dine or even smiling feels cheap

We do not know how to console

Your grieving mother

You left a space that nobody can take

 Your little friends at the funeral

Can not grasp

That you took a giant leap

From life to death

It is not hide and seek

And  

You have been abducted to heaven

Note : Last Wednesday, April 20th,2022 unfortunately a 7 years old girl died accidently . She died of electric shock and burns by some home appliance . Her sudden death has shocked us all . This sad poem I have written about her .