There are no secrets for beautiful teeth and healthy gums other than a few basic rules of oral hygiene, starting with regular tooth brushing to help prevention of gum disease and tooth decay!
First things first, let us understand what periodontal disease means:
Periodontal diseases are inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the periodontium, which means all structures supporting the teeth.
Brushing teeth regularly and seriously is the best way to sustainably preserve healthy teeth.
Better Safe than Sorry
From gingivitis to periodontitis through the dreaded caries, the key word is prevention! Because generally, periodontal diseases are due to an accumulation of bacteria. And once infected, it is very difficult to get rid of gum problems. The most serious type of gum disease, such as periodontitis, can lead to tooth loss. Thus, to avoid being toothless, take things ahead. As stated so well in the old adage, better safe than sorry.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
Although they have been repeated time and again, it can not hurt to review again the importance of brushing teeth. Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal. However, twice a day is usually sufficient with brushing in the evening, after dinner, being the MOST IMPORTANT. During the night, the flow of saliva decreases which promotes the demineralization of the enamel. The risk of bacterial attack is thus increased at night.
How to brush your teeth?
While brushing your teeth it is important to:
- brush gently for 3 minutes.
- Brush the top and bottom set of teeth separately.
- Alternate vertical and rotary movements to brush teeth and gums.
- Never brush your teeth in the horizontal direction.
- Remember, the inside of the teeth and wisdom teeth sometimes harder to reach but should not be left unattended.
One Last Thing
There is one more thing you need to do, in addition to brushing your teeth well. The annual appointment at the dentist! That is the only person who can detect problems, nip the problem in the bud and take action necessary to prevent the situation from worsening. A visit to the dentist is less daunting than most of us imagine it to be. Shed your fears and visit your dentist regularly.