We all get one set of permanent teeth. It’s our responsibility to care for them so they can last until we no longer need them anymore. How to reverse receding gum line without surgery? Good dental hygiene includes cleaning your teeth, gums, and tongue properly and seeing your dentist at least twice a year. You can prevent both tooth decay as well as gum disease through proper treatments.
We commonly refer to a cavity as “tooth decay.” Cavities are the result of the presence of bacteria on your teeth. The bacteria exist in the plaque that develops on your teeth. Plaque is that vicious, tenacious white coating that is steadily developing on your teeth. Natural organisms native to the mouth coincide with mucus and bits of food, creating plaque. Enamel is the outermost coating on the tooth, which can be destroyed in acidic conditions. Sweet and starchy foods aid in the growth of these acids.
With repeated exposure to plaque, enamel can break down, resulting in a cavity. Gum disease can also occur with plaque buildup. Tartar occurs when teeth are not properly brushed or flossed, and plaque is allowed to harden. Tartar is very hard and collects at the gum line. Gums recession, the first level of gum disease, may be occurring if gums express blood or become enlarged while cleaning.
Gums recession can lead to periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth. Left unchecked, you can experience tooth loss as the connective tissue starts to break down at the gums.
The only way to contain and prevent plaque and the ensuing damage it causes is by practicing proper dental hygiene at home and maintaining regular appointments for cleanings at your dentist’s office. Proper teeth brushing require you to push against your teeth with an angled toothbrush, scrubbing back and forth across the surface. Pay attention to brushing your teeth on every surface from every angle – inside and outside – and don’t forget a gentle brushing of your tongue. Your teeth will be free from bacteria and bad breath. A good brushing twice a day is acceptable, but dentists recommend brushing after every meal.
Professionals suggest that you use a brush with a soft head. Replace your tooth brush every three or four months or sooner if the bristles splay. A lot of people believe the key to good dental health is an electric toothbrush. But only through flossing at the gum line or through the use of an interdental brush can you truly do the whole job of removing the plaque in the smaller areas between your teeth which can be at the root of most problems.
To Use Floss For Best Results
Professionals recommend ways to use floss for best results. Step one; place a lengthy piece of floss in the space where teeth meet. Pull the floss to curve around the tooth at the gum line then glide it up and down several times. Find a spot on your piece of floss that’s yet to be used and move to the next tooth. Always hit the spot behind the tooth you just finished.
Waxed or unwaxed floss is available. Some folks prefer waxed floss because of its slides are a bit easier. Your dentist and hygienist can instruct you if you have difficulty using long lengths of floss. Floss holders are available. If you have not normally been flossing, there is a chance your gums will bleed for a while. Continue flossing and if the problem persists, make sure you speak to your dentist.
Next, we will talk about your diet’s effect on teeth. Consuming sugary drinks or sweet, sugary snacks instead of healthy meals and snacks create a breeding ground for tooth decay. This lengthens the time your teeth are exposed to the acids in foods. On the contrary, many foods can help you fight cavities. Have a chunk of aged cheese at the tail end of a meal, and some acids can be reduced.
Some fruits such as apples or even pears which have a large amount of water in them can help you produce more saliva and rinse away sugar. Chewing sugarless gum promotes saliva production, which helps ‘wash away’ cavity-producing bacteria. Increasing your calcium intake through your diet or by swallowing supplements helps protect your teeth. Eat more yogurt and green, leafy vegetables, which are high in calcium, or drink more milk. Fluoride is also a great way to stop tooth decay.
Dentists advise a check-up and cleaning every six months to keep your teeth at their best. Aside from the check-ups, you should see your dentist if you encounter any of the following problems: bleeding gums, change in bite pattern, or any type of mouth discomfort. You can keep your strong, healthy teeth for a long, long time with regular dental checkups and the relentless practice of great oral hygiene.