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Prevent Dental And Gum Problems

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Dental care and tooth brushing

Maintenance is always needed for a good oral health. Dental care requires regular maintenance, as negligence will cause problems to develop with your teeth. Here is a five point plan from the Canadian Dental Association that can help to prevent dental problems and keep your teeth and gum healthy.

Dental care and gum disease prevention plan in five points:

Brush your teeth carefully at least once every 24 hours. It takes between 2 and a half minutes and 3 minutes to do so.

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Use dental floss every day. Flossing helps to clean the spaces between the teeth and gums as your toothbrush simply can not achieve.

Eat, drink, but be careful. Eat balanced! Avoid eating foods based on sugar and sugary drinks, especially between meals. And please, do not smoke. Smoking may encourage the emergence of serious dental problems such as gum disease and oral cancer.

Pay attention to your gums. Be attentive to the regular events of the gum disease, the main causes of tooth loss in adults. Among these events, we have: gums red, swollen or sensitive gums that bleed, even a little when you brush your teeth or that you use floss, persistent bad breath. Consult your dentist if any of these symptoms appear.

Do not wait until you feel pain. Make an appointment with your dentist for preventive check-ups and cleaning by a professional. Appointments made at your dentist regularly are the best way to prevent trouble and unnecessary expense.

Reference: Canadian Dental Association.