Take Care of Your Teeth
Just like your face and body,
your pearly whites take care too.
Million–dollars miles aren't exclusive to Hollywood
celebrities - you can have one too! All it takes is
good oral hygiene practice and the discipline to
maintain the habit.
Back to basics
Good oral hygiene prevents the build up of plaque
and tartar, which cause gum disease and tooth decay
For best results, your oral hygiene ritual should
involve the following three steps:
Step 1: Brush. Brushing
twice a day removes food residue, massages your gums
and eliminates plaque from the surface of your
teeth. Use a soft-bristled brush and a fluoride
Step 2: Floss. Regular
flossing is your best defence against gum disease,
cavities and decay. It removes food residue and
bacteria that accumulate in the spaces between your
teeth and under your gum line, where your brush
can't reach. So, don't skip this step!
Step 3: Visit your dentist.
Your dentist thoroughly examines your teeth and gums
for any problems, removes tartar and polishes your
teeth surfaces to make it harder for plaque and
tartar to adhere to them.
Beating bad breath
Bad breath is caused by various factors, from the
foods we consume to our daily hygiene and general
It can happen to the best of us, but solutions are
at hand. Try these:
Use a mouth rinse. Your
mouth produces less saliva - and more bacteria-at
night. So, gargle daily with an antiseptic mouth
wash before going to bed.
Brush your tongue. Yes,
your tongue! You can buy a plastic tongue scraper
from pharmacies or use your brush to get rid of
odour causing bacteria from its surface.
Chew gum. Try chewing
sugar free gum after each meal. This encourages the
production of saliva, hampering bacterial build-up.
Stay hydrated. Stale
breath can be due to dehydration. Be sure to drink
plenty of water throughout the day to avoid this.
Cigarettes dry your mouth and leave an unpleasant