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6 helpful tips to keep dental problems at bay

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India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 22, 2017 10:44 IST ]
6 helpful tips to keep dental problems at bay
6 helpful tips to keep dental problems at bay

Dental hygiene is something we keep at a backseat until we experience some serious problems. As we say, prevention is better than cure, we should be careful about dental problems even before they strike. 

Saurabh Gupta, Prosthodontist and Dental Surgeon at SouthEx Dental, New Delhi, and Unnati Gupta, Nobel Fellow and Senior Implantologist, list down some basic rules for dental hygiene. 

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  • Use dental floss or interdental brushes: Use a slow and gentle up and down motion to floss once a day - preferably at night. 
  • Look for fluoride in toothpaste: Always use a toothpaste which contains fluoride as it helps harden tooth enamel and reduces risk of cavities.
  • Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and packaged fruit juices, sugary food. One should avoid over indulgence in sweet foods like candies and chocolates. 
  • Get your teeth cleaned (scaling) every six months to one year as advised by the dentist. This would keep gums healthy and strong, and helps catch any cavity formation or any other abnormality before it can cause any problem to you. 
  • For dental implants, go for cleaning to the dentist every year along with routine. 
  • Do not use toothpaste for cleaning removable dentures. Use a soft toothbrush to clean under running tap water - mild soap may be used. Always remove dentures from the mouth and clean.

(With IANS Inputs) 

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