Dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) diseases are some of the most common diseases that afflict humanity, especially in both developed and developing nations. Both dental caries and periodontal diseases are the result of the action of bacteria in plaque, which is deposited on the teeth and gums. If you can clean your whole mouth completely of bacterial plaque and maintains it, then there will be a decrease in both of caries and gum problems.
Few simple tips for healthy teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
- Clean between your teeth daily with floss or an inter dental cleansing aids.
- Visit your dentist regularly at least once in six months.
- If you have bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, loose teeth, gums pulled away from teeth, pus coming from gums, broken tooth etc then its a dental emergency. Consult your dentist immediately.
- Eat a balanced diet.