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3 rules for a healthy mouth

Rule # 1: Regular Brushing and Flossing

No doubt, brushing and flossing is at top of the list. Why? By brushing your teeth on a regular basis, you’re making sure that countless oral health problems are kept at bay. These oral health problems range from bad breath to periodontal diseases. In fact, flossing and brushing are extremely important for keeping your heart healthy by keeping the bacteria in your mouth from getting into the blood stream.

Rule# 2: Your Diet and Nutrition

Don’t buy into the mistake of ignoring your diet, especially when it comes to taking care of your oral health. Make sure that you have plenty of veggies and fruits as part of your diet and you take dairy foods in moderation to stimulate the saliva flow in your mouth. Sugar and starch in foods are the root cause of most cases of tooth decay. So make sure you limit your intake of sugary and sticky foods.

Rule# 3: Quit Snacking

Tooth decay is one of the biggest problems associated with frequent snacking as we are typically too lazy to brush our teeth right after snacking on sugary foods. The PH level in your mouth remains acidic each time you have your meals; which takes certain time to get back to the normal level. When you eat again and again between your meals, this acidic level can’t be brought back to the normal level and the bacterial action is increased. As a result, you develop caries.

 

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