How to maintain good oral health in today’s fast life?
One of the biggest responsibilities for us in our daily life is going to work every day. Reaching your work place in the morning is already a task due to the rush in trains or continuously sitting in traffic during peak hours. After reaching there, you must complete all your work load which is constantly mounting up. Hence in this hectic life, it is important to take care of your oral health.
Let’s have a look at some simple tips which should be followed regularly:
The simplest thing you can do is drink lot of water. Wondering how water helps in maintaining good oral health? First of all, water is not only important for your overall health but also encourages saliva production which is important for healthy teeth. As you all know, water is neither acidic nor it has any sugar or calories. Risk of getting dental problems like enamel erosion, gum disease, tooth decay, etc. are reduced if you drink a lot of water daily. It will also help to strengthen tooth enamel especially if it is fluoridated. It can also tackle morning breath. Hence it is highly recommended to drink lot of water throughout the day.
Unhealthy snacks can cause harm to your oral health along with your overall health. You need to stop the habit of eating sweet food, snacks or sugary and fizzy drinks between regular intervals throughout the day as they are considered as one of the biggest enemies of your teeth. Your teeth directly come in danger when they are in contact with sugary food and this is the condition which lasts for an hour.
This doesn’t mean you should not eat anything at your workplace. There are different options which will help you maintain good oral health. They include:
- Dairy products
- Raw vegetables
Since these food items are better than sugary and acidic food it’s time to add these items to your diet!
Chew sugar free gum:
Sugar free gum helps return your teeth back to their normal state quicker if you chew it for 20 minutes. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay. It also helps in protecting your gums and teeth between meals.
Cut down and quit smoking:
Smoking is very dangerous for your health. We all know it damages heart and lungs. But, it causes equal harm to teeth, gums and your overall oral health. It also leaves stains on teeth, causes gum disease and can even lead to mouth cancer. Smoking even decreases your work productivity. Hence you must stop smoking as it creates an adverse effect on your overall health as well as your oral health.
Visit your dentist
If you care about your oral health, you MUST visit a dentist every 6 months. This will help you avoid serious dental problems. Poor oral health can also result in diseases like diabetes, strokes and heart problems.
Hence, you should stick to a healthy diet for your routine work day. Hence visiting a dentist at least twice a year is always beneficial for you than going to a dentist with some dental problem.
From today, make your oral health and your overall health a priority for living a long and heathy life.’
- Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Brushing alone can not help to protect the teeth. One should quit the bad habit to gain good smile”.
- Dr. Zeta Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “The simple tips will help you to get healthy teeth. It’s vital to quit bad habit”.
- Dr. Reena Waghela Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Bad habits such as too many sugary foods and smoking will harm your health in one or other ways”.
- 6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy- Healthline
- Dental Hygiene- Centers of Disease control and prevention
Dr.Ankita Gada is a dental director,Alliances at SabkaDentist. She is a highly skilled dental Surgeon and Implantologist, with an experience of more than 10 years. She completed her BDS from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai and PGDBA, Marketing from Symbiosis University, Pune.
She has done comprehensive Certified Fellowship Course in Oral Implantology. She also participated in the Advance Implantology course at the Tel Aviv University.
She specialises in implants and planning full mouth rehabilitation cases. She is well versed with all the recent advances in technology and materials and keeps up with constant changes in the field of Modern dentistry by attending conferences and workshops across the globe.