The whole point of The Online Dentist is to empower you to take control of your dental health. I believe that this is possible for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you feel you have bad teeth or have had problems in the past. With the information on this website, everyone can take charge of the health of their teeth and mouths. If you have the knowledge then you have the power.
If you want to take charge of your oral health, you need a routine that you stick to. That routine then needs to become your habit. Here is a summary of the key points from other articles.
1. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes.
2. Use an electric, middle-of-the-range brush or a manual, medium hardness brush with the smallest head you can find to get into the tighter corners.
3. Use a fluoride toothpaste. Most adult toothpastes will have 1450 PPM (parts per million) NaF (Sodium Fluoride). This is perfect.
4. Use a mouthwash at a separate time to brushing if you like. This is not key unless advised by your dentist.
5. Ask your dentist how you should be cleaning between your teeth. While you’re there, ask how often you should have an examination and professional clean.
6. Keep the sugary or acidic foods to a minimum and try to keep them to meal times.
7. Don’t smoke. (I know it’s easier said than done.)
8. Visit your dentist.
Put all of this into action and you will be able to avoid the majority of problems with your teeth, meaning you will keep them for longer and spend less time with your dentist.
I appreciate that some people will have gone through life, experiencing issues with their teeth. It may be that some of us grew up without access to the brilliant toothpastes we have now. It may be that people weren’t aware of the impact that your diet can have on your mouth and your health overall. Even if you’ve had problems in the past, it’s not too late to own your future.
I hope there is plenty of simple, useful advice available on this site that can help you to be in charge of your own oral health. Let’s take control today.