Dental preventive care

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Dental Preventive Care

After having spent two years studying dentistry I understood that dental preventive care is an essential part of oral health; therefore, of overall health. Oral preventivecare is all the things that are done to take care of the mouth and avoid problems or diseases that threaten our oral health. Many people do not realize the importance of oral health, just like mebefore I had the opportunity to investigate, learn, and witness dental problems. Why not take care of teeth? After all it is cheaper and much better than lose dental pieces -in the worst case- or thansuffer oral ailments that could have been avoided. Even though dental treatment and reconstruction are the solution of oral diseases, the denture is not the same as before when a problem is not treated inthe right moment. In order to achieve and maintain a proper oral health, it is important to acquire good habits to prevent dental ailments.

Good dental hygiene begins with a proper brushing andflossing of teeth. Although the most important time to brush and floss is before going to sleep, this action should be performed right after every meal and beverage, especially sugary and carbonatedcandy or snacks. Since brushing is an essential habit to prevent dental ailments, it is important to follow the steps to ensure the teeth are as clean as possible. In Oral health: Brush up on dental carebasics, Mayo Clinic Staff suggests “Hold the toothbrush at a slight angle against the teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the inside and chewing surfaces of theteeth, as well as the tongue. Avoid vigorous or harsh scrubbing, which can irritate the gums” (4). In addition to clean the surface of the teeth, the tight spaces between your teeth or under your gum-lineneeds to be cleaned. Daily flossing let people get these spaces out of danger. Keep in mind when you floss: Take it one tooth at a time. “Use your thumbs and forefingers to gently pull the floss...
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