The health benefits of a clean mouth are plentiful and worthwhile for those who sacrifice just a few spare moments.
PASADENA, Calif. (PRWEB) April 21, 2020
A March 27 article on MSN reports on the five things that everyone can do to improve their dental health while stuck at home during a no-travel order. Useful tips include using fluoride toothpastes over homeopathic options and avoiding an abundance of sugary foods, particularly outside of mealtimes. Pasadena based dental group Premier Care Dental Group says that the list of dental hygiene tips is applicable all the time, not just during periods of uncertainty.
Premier Care Dental Group says that brushing after every meal is vitally important, especially if the meal or snack was especially sugary or acidic. The dental group notes that sugary and acidic foods demineralize tooth enamel and essentially feed harmful bacteria at a much higher rate than normal, increasing harmful waste products that are responsible for damaging and discoloring teeth. The dental group explains that this is prevented when patients brush their teeth approximately 30 minutes after they have eaten, giving their teeth time to re-mineralize yet safely cleaning their teeth. Flossing is equally important, the group notes, as the practice can touch otherwise hard-to-reach-areas between each tooth and provide a deeper overall cleaning. Finally, the group adds that a mouth rinse can be helpful in further disinfecting the oral cavity but also notes that mouth rinses are only suitable as a supplement, not an outright replacement for brushing and flossing.
Premier Care Dental Group adds that using a saltwater rinse in place of a traditional mouth wash is probably safe, but cautions against using too much salt as the abrasive nature of a highly concentrated mix can be harmful to tooth surfaces—much in the same way that hard-bristle brushes and overly aggressive hygiene practices can be.
The dental group rounds out their final comments noting that dental health should remain a priority because of the links between poor oral health and poor overall health. The group points out that numerous studies have shown links between rather serious diseases like diabetes and heart disease and oral-related ailments such as periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease which should always be attended to by a skilled periodontist. Of course, the dental group says that while it might be easy to focus on some of the darker consequences of poor dental hygiene, the rewards for great dental hygiene are certainly more pleasant: brighter, whiter, cleaner, and shinier smiles. The health benefits of a clean mouth are plentiful and worthwhile for those who sacrifice just a few spare moments out of every day to take care of their teeth, the group concludes.
Premier Care Dental Group is open during the stay-at-home orders for emergencies and patients suffering from extreme pain. Readers can learn more about their many dental services by visiting their website at https://www.premiercaredentalgroup.com or by calling (626) 747-7855.