The importance of healthy teeth cannot and should not be underestimated. Unfortunately, most of us take our pearly whites for granted, and we tend not to worry about them until something goes wrong. Miguel de Cervantes once said, “Every tooth in a person’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” It’s a statement with which cosmetic dentist Dr. Amit Asudani wholeheartedly agrees. Dr. Asudani is on a mission to make dentistry simple again and help people achieve their million-dollar smile through immaculate dental hygiene and the preemptive power of organic dentistry. Here are his five most precious insights into how you can look after your teeth and keep on smiling.
Don’t go to Sleep with Dirty Teeth
Although nearly everyone gives their teeth a vigorous clean before facing a new day, you’ll be surprised how many hit the pillow before giving their teeth a good brush. This is a common but very damaging mistake. The food particles, plaque, and bacteria you’ve accumulated during the day go to work on your poor teeth during the night and can cause untold damage. So next time you feel like skipping that nightly brush after a hard day at the office or a pleasant evening in the town, don’t!
A Sweet Tooth can Soon Become a Dirty Tooth
A little bit of sugar may help the medicine go down, but all things sweet can taste a bit sour as far as your teeth are concerned. Sugar is a leading cause of tooth decay and, in time, can eat away at a perfect tooth. The answer is simple: limit your sugar intake, and your teeth and overall health will thank you.
Water is Wonderful
Water is the very essence of life, and your body could not function without it. Water also plays a hugely beneficial role in dental hygiene. Constantly sipping on water around the clock will wash all those unwanted food particles and debris away to ensure your teeth remain cavity-free and clean.
Be a Boss and Floss
Brushing is good, but on its own, it’s not enough. Cleaning with a toothbrush only cleans about 60% of your teeth’s surface. Flossing reaches those hard to reach and tricky areas where a brush simply cannot reach. The result is a mouth that’s as clean as clean can be.
The Dentist is Your Friend
Many people still have an irrational fear of their dentist, but the dentist is your best friend when it comes to your teeth and gums. Regular dental checks can nip small problems in the bud before they become large-scale issues. A dentist is there to ensure your mouth is in pristine condition, so don’t be a stranger and make sure you are a regular guest in the dentist’s chair.