TIPS FOR YOUR FAMILY’S DENTAL HYGIENE

Dental hygiene is a practice of keeping mouth clean. This will lead to good breath and teeth free of caries and other diseases. Maintaining good oral hygiene is very important for the teeth and as well as those gums holding those white pearly teeth.

Healthy teeth not only give a good look but also let you speak and eat properly. Good oral hygiene and health is important for overall health. Daily preventive care including regular brushing and using dental floss can help in preventing problems from arising. Brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing, along with gargling after every meal, using fluoride containing tooth paste and mouth wash, are essential in maintaining the best oral hygiene.

For denture wearers in the family, denture care has to be followed for good oral hygiene. Dentures are a potential source for microorganisms to reside and for plaque formation. Cleaning the dentures by the traditional way of cleaning using a brush and a cleaning solution or powder is required. The dentures should be periodically assessed for their fit and comfort to avoid effects caused by denture rub.

To secure good fit and to avoid dentures from slipping, denture glue can be used. I had to buy my mum denture glue to avoid the denture from being mobilised while eating, coughing, sneezing, or even speaking. Denture glue is an adhesive that helps in holding the denture on to the tissue that it is being placed. Denture glues improves the performance and longevity of the dentures that fit properly. They help in preventing denture rub and its effects like redness in the area, pain and reddish spots. Zinc free denture glues are preferred as they have less side effects.

The overall dental hygiene is very much essential to keep all other ailments away.