Oral health is closely linked to the proper functioning of all teeth and gums, but it is also directly related to our general health and well-being.
A FEW TIPS :
- Start dental care early and brush the baby’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first baby teeth appear.
Before falling asleep, do not get your children used to drinking milk, fruit juice or a sweet drink from a bottle. These sugary liquids stay on the surface of the teeth for a long time and can lead to “bottle tooth decay”.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.
And if possible, floss your teeth once a day. Do not eat at night after brushing your teeth, as saliva flow decreases during sleep.
- Visit your dentist about every 6 months for a check-up.
And consult your dentist before resorting to cosmetic products (for example, whitening agents), which can deteriorate the teeth.
- Between meals, allow time for saliva to neutralize acidity and repair teeth.
- People at high risk of tooth abrasion and erosion should take special precautions such as :
– reduce the frequency and contact with acidic foods and drinks
– avoid brushing your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks, citrus fruits and fruit juices. This time allows the remineralization to take place.
– use fluoride mouthwashes and sugar-free chewing gum, which are effective in countering the acidity of a meal and stimulating remineralization.
• Sugar-free chewing gum is the “friend” of teeth. They increase salivary flow and help remove food debris from the mouth.
Warning : Chewing gum is not recommended if you wear orthodontic appliances or certain types of prosthesis.