Most people, if asked, would like to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime of good service. They would also like to avoid expensive treatments and imperfect ‘solutions’ that do not feel or look completely natural.
How do we go about protecting our dental health then? This article speaks in general. If you have specific questions about your situation be sure to contact your dentist for answers.
The Third Tip: Utilize pH balanced mouthwash. When our mouths are acidic, the bacteria that cause dental disease tend to reproduce more rapidly. Then, they secrete even more acid, making the cycle a loop that makes the mouth even more acidic. In addition, we often eat food or drink beverages that are acidic as well.
To counteract this problem, we can use a pH balanced mouthwash and learn about drinks or foods that can cause the opposite to happen. Acidity also effects the body’s natural mechanism to repair and strengthen teeth through our saliva.
The Second Tip: Chew xylitol gum. Xylitol can make the mouth pH higher and it is also a kind of sugar that the ‘bad’ bacteria cannot utilize. They can literally starve on this 5 carbon sugar. The dentists is Finland found that when widespread use of xylitol became common during WWII that people were enjoying better dental health and less dental problems.
The Third Tip: Use an oral irrigator. The HydroFloss oral irrigator is most likely your best choice here. It has been shown in published, peer reviewed studies to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup between your regular dental cleanings more effectively than standard irrigators that do not employ its patented technology.
I have heard many people say that their mouth just ‘feels’ so much cleaner after using this device. I have personally benefited from using it as well.
My experience was such that I was able to avoid an expensive dental treatment because the hydro floss oral irrigator helped me to obtain a reduction in pocket depths. Periodontal pocket depths are a measure and indicator of your relative gum health.
Finally, there is one other piece of information to share. You should read and learn as much as you can about your dental health. Understanding what keeps gums happy and healthy will help to keep your teeth in your mouth, where they belong.
There is an excellent book that will help you to do this. The name of this book is: What You Should Know about Gum Disease . You can find it online or order it from any book store. Perhaps your dentist will have a copy he can share. Written in easy to understand language, it can really make a difference and impact on your understanding of your own and your family’s dental health. Knowledge is power as they say.
This article speaks in general. If you have a specific question about your own dental health you should direct that question or questions to your dentist.
Now you are armed with four powerful tips to aid you in your quest for better dental health. That quest is really about keeping your gums and teeth healthy and in your mouth for a lifetime of good quality service. It is also about avoiding expensive dental treatments that are seldom as perfect of a solution as keeping your own natural teeth.