July 18th , 2024



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1. Eat balanced diet: Good food is medicine on its own

Eat less of/avoid sugary foods/drinks: Those microbes that destroy the teeth dwell more on sugary matters. It’s important to check labels in the store since many foods we think are “healthy” aren’t good for your teeth. For example, some flavors of yogurt can have a lot of sugar

Drink water often: Dry mouth worsens bad breathe (mouth odour)

Brush (preferably after eating) at least twice daily

2. Avoid smoking/tobacco use: Smoking/tobacco use increases the risk of oral cancer, gum diseases, as well stains the teeth 

Floss regularly: To remove particles hanging between teeth. Plaque loves to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. That’s why it’s so important you floss once a day to remove plaque hiding in between teeth and along the gum line. Flossing helps prevent cavities from forming in between teeth so you can avoid an unpleasant surprise during your next teeth cleaning and oral examination with us.

Brush your tongue well: Tongue is part of the mouth

Brush the gum & tongue gently to avoid wound

3. Don't use hard brush: Life no suppose hard reach that level

Brush with salt, water & chewstick if fluoride toothpaste & brush are not available: They both work almost equally efficiently. I recommend using a fluoride mouth rinse to help strengthen tooth enamel.

Gaggle with warm water & salt from time to time

4. Replace old toothbrush with new one within 3 months: I guess you know why

If you wear braces or dentures, keep to rules your doctor gave 

Don't forget! Bad breath (mouth odour) is treatable

Misaligned, jagged, stained teeth, etc are all correctable, with your smile restored

5. Avoid eating/chewing hard things that can crack your teeth/injure your mouth

Create time to visit your dentist, at least annually: Don't wait till your teeth start getting holes or palates ulcerated before you do that 

Neglect these things at your own peril.

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