How to take care of your teeth from an early age

Oral hygiene is as important as skincare or healthcare! It is extremely important to maintain oral hygiene from a young age. This is so because like any other part of our body, our teeth and gums too are precious and help us in not only chewing our food but also guard our mouth with their structure. But more often than not people only visit the dentist when they are either in pain due to cavities or their teeth start falling off. It should be made a routine in everyone’s lives to visit the dentist at least once a year to get their teeth checked in order to avoid expensive treatments later in life. So here we are about to tell you how to maintain oral hygiene right from a young age…

  1. Brushing your teeth twice – This is a habit that adults need to teach kids from an early age so that it gets imbibed in them. Brushing once in a day is not enough to keep the germs away. One should at least brush twice in a day in order to maintain good teeth free of cavity. Doctors recommend to brush once in the morning and once before you sleep in the night!
  2. Flossing – Brushing is often not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Although not extremely popular in India, flossing should be done by one and all to make sure there is no cavity buildup in the corners or in between two teeth. If you are not familiar with flossing, purchase a water flosser and start seeing the difference!
  3. Avoid caffeine, sugary sodas – Too much sugar can definitely ruin your teeth! Yes, this may not be the kind of sentence you want to hear but sugary drinks, tea and coffee are often responsible for causing several dental problems. There’s no need to stop completely but it would be advised to cut down on the intake.
  4. Have healthy diets – You may think this is unnecessary but what you eat can also affect your oral hygiene. Consuming foods with calcium content will definitely help your teeth so increase your intake of milk, yogurt, cheese, orange juice and other vitamin and calcium rich foods.
  5. Visit a dentist – As we said earlier, make it a point to visit your dentist at least twice a year so that you do not get painful surprises in your late 20’s!