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Individual Oral Health Requirements

An individual’s oral health is based on several factors, which include the kind of food a person eats, saliva flow in the mouth, oral hygiene habits as well as overall health.

Changes in a person’s overall health lead to changes in oral health. For instance, certain medicines tend to reduce the saliva amount in the mouth, which results in the problem of dry mouth.

Pregnant women also experience oral changes, such as gum inflammation, known as pregnancy gingivitis. Individuals wearing braces find it difficult to clean their teeth, thus leading to increased cavities.

Adhering To Oral Health Rules

Consulting the dentist for proper oral hygiene practices is highly recommended. Adhering to proper oral hygiene rules can prevent serious oral and overall health issues.


Benefitting From Fluoride


Unlike what most people believe, fluoride use can benefit children and adults alike. While it strengthens baby teeth, fluoride also prevents decay development in children and adults.

Mouthwashes and toothpastes are great fluoride sources. Consulting the dentist for getting advice on effective fluoride products is recommended.

Flossing And Brushing

Flossing and brushing form an integral part of the overall oral health routine. Dentists recommend patients to brush their teeth twice a day. Brushing after meals or more than two times a day is even better.


Moreover, flossing once a day is important for thorough teeth cleaning. Oral hygiene practices are highly effective in removing plaque, which is a complicated bacterial mass that continuously develops on the teeth. If this bacterial film isn’t removed on a regular basis, it can convert the sugars present in a majority of drinks and foods into acids that further result in decay.


The bacteria present in plaque can also cause gum diseases. Therefore, brushing and flossing the teeth thoroughly is extremely important. Plaque should be removed from each side of all the teeth. If plaque does not get removed, it can result in gum issues as well as cavities.


Diet And Teeth


As people eat, food particles become lodged in as well as around their teeth. These food particles offer fuel for the plaque bacteria, which produce acids in the mouth. Every time sugary foods are eaten, the teeth get exposed to such acids. This problem often arises more when food remains on the teeth for long. The continuous acid attacks tend to affect the tooth’s enamel, thus producing a cavity. Therefore, brushing the teeth between meals is very important.

A diet rich in healthy foods plays an important role in keeping the teeth healthy. According to health experts, nutritional deficiencies not only affect oral health, but they affect overall health as well.

For more information about Oral Health please feel to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic .

Dr. Bruno Silva
Founder and Principal Dentist, Brighton Implant Clinic.