Everyone has experienced dry mouth at one point or another, especially after sleeping with your mouth open all night or maybe your nose is stuffed, forcing you to breathe from your mouth. However, dry mouth, at times, can be a chronic and a very uncomfortable condition.
The advancing age puts many seniors at risk of numerous oral health problems such as gum disease, sensitive teeth, tooth loss, tooth and root decay, dry mouth, denture-induced stomatitis. We just get one set of permanent teeth, hence it is critical to take care of them for our entire lives.
Are you regularly visiting your dentist for dental treatment? Then you should be taking care of your oral health more efficiently. Brushing and flossing your teeth is the easiest thing that you can do to make sure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are in good condition. If you do this daily task effectively you can protect your teeth from decay or a cavity and save yourself from expensive and invasive dental treatments and procedures.
Taking care of your health and your mouth one of the most important things to do keep your smile healthy. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy. Also, don’t forget to floss daily.
Following simple tips may help you save your valuable time, money and energy from combating dental problems.
Take care of your teeth and gums with proper daily routine of brushing and flossing. If your diet has impacted your oral health with severe tooth decay or tooth loss, call us at Expressions Dental to know your treatment options.
This is a dental problem, which you can possibly fix yourself.
If you have a small object caught between your teeth, first try to gently remove the object with dental floss. If flossing doesn’t work, tie a knot in your floss and carefully place the floss between your teeth and pull the knot through gently.
If the above tips don’t work, place a toothpick in between the two teeth where the item is lodged. Push it in slightly so it stays in place and keep it there for a minute or two. This allows your teeth to move slightly. Push on the toothpick once more so the teeth will move a bit further and wait a couple of minutes again. Then remove the toothpick and try flossing again.
Remember, never use anything sharp or pointed objects like a pin around your teeth as it may cut your gums or damage your tooth.
You can also try swishing with warm water and brush again. This may dislodge the food. If you still can’t get it out, then contact a dentist for advice or to schedule an appointment.