Having good oral hygiene says a lot about who you truly are. Possessing a great smile all starts with the teeth. On the other hand, your gums can dictate just how healthy your teeth can truly be. In most cases you can't have one without the other because the teeth and gums are so closely attached. The importance of good oral health starts with brushing and flossing. Brushing clears away all of food particles that get stuck to the surface of your teeth throughout the day. Flossing works its magic by slicing in between the teeth to remove food particles. This one-two punch is the first step to good oral health.
Good oral health allows you to eat all types of food whether it's hard, chewy or soft. Dental issues start to manifest when there's a discrepancy in your dental routine. If you don't take good care of your teeth, then you'll certainly run into many problems. Toothache is one of the first common issues with bad oral care. The non-stop throbbing of a toothache can be unbearable at times, and it can signify much deeper issues. Sensitivity to sweet, cold and hot foods is another indicator that something's going wrong inside of your mouth. In most cases, people who suffer from tooth sensitivity may have a cavity. On the other hand, receding gums can also result in tooth sensitivity, which is why you should be taking good care of your gums.
Smoking and the use of other tobacco products can cause your gums to recede over time. Genetics can also play a role in gum recession even if you don't use tobacco products. If you fail to address these issues, then you're setting yourself up for failure down the line. "So, what are some ways that I can protect my teeth and gums?" Here are a few ways:
• Stop smoking and using tobacco products
• Limit your intake of junk food
• Reduce your consumption of sugary beverages
• Drink more water
• Use an organic-based toothpaste
If you're seeking help for better oral hygiene, visit Your Dental Office in Toronto or Etobicoke. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about how to get your oral health to its best.