A Healthy Mouth for Every Life Stage

A healthy mouth is more important than you think. Consider what your mouth does every day. We use our mouths to eat, smile and talk, and so on.

Poor oral health can affect all of these. Having a healthy mouth, teeth and gums has many benefits.

The steps to achieving oral health are not difficult; but it needs discipline.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your mouth and teeth:

Babies and children: The baby’s first set of teeth is almost completely formed at birth. Initially, these teeth are hidden under the gums. Usually, the first teeth appear in 6-month-old infants. These teeth allow the baby to eat and speak well. In the mouth, the permanent growth of teeth gradually begins. Here are some tips for taking care of your child’s teeth and you can get advice from your dentist for your children’s teeth.

Clean your baby’s baby teeth every day. When the first teeth appear, gently clean them with a damp cloth. Use a baby toothbrush as the child gets older; Do not use a pacifier, as it can endanger oral health and affect tooth growth. Do not let the baby sleep with a bottle of milk. Because it affects the teeth and causes cavities in the teeth. Children under 2 years old should not use toothpaste. Use water instead. Teach your children how to brush their teeth properly and the importance of keeping their teeth clean. Be sure to brush their tongues as well. Also make sure they do not swallow toothpaste.

Take your children to the dentist regularly from the age of one. Encourage young children to eat low-sugar snacks such as fruits, cheese and vegetables. Do not give sticky sweets and chewing gum to the child.

Teenagers: Oral care for teens is less important for good breathing, a beautiful smile, and worm-eating. Brush your teeth and tongue with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Floss your teeth at least once a day.

See your dentist every 6 months for regular checkups and cleanings.

Adults: Proper oral care in adults can help prevent tooth loss, sore gums or other problems.

Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and floss once a day.

Do not smoke.

Ask your doctor if the medications you are taking have side effects and could damage your teeth (for example, some medications may cause dry mouth).

Examine your mouth regularly and watch for sores that irritate the gums and teeth or cause other problems.

See your dentist every 6 months for regular checkups and scaling.