Almost no one has perfectly healthy teeth. Between 20% and 90% of children in Europe and America have cavities by the age of 6. Over time, the number of diseases our teeth and gums are subject to just increases, so here’s what you can do to prevent them.
A perfect smile is a wonderful presentation of a person and a strong brick in the first impression experience. That is why we teach our children to take care of their teeth. But as we age, we may find it difficult to keep our teeth and gums in healthy condition.
We suggest that you read this list of simple tips for a happy and healthy smile.
How Do We Identify Unhealthy Gums?
Some of the following things may indicate that your gums are damaged or unhealthy:
- Swollen gums
- Gums with a tendency to bleed
All of the above can be traces of gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. But you can avoid these changes or reverse them.
Increase Your Calcium Intake
Many diseases are closely linked to our diet, and the state of our gums is really sensitive to changes in calcium intake. Products that you can add in larger measures to your diet to increase the amount of calcium you have are:
- Raw milk
Regularly Change Your Dental Tools
Your toothbrush and mouthwash have an expiration date, and if you forget it, it may cost you some healthy gums, as your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. These are the suggested lifespan for dental tools:
- Toothbrush: 3-4 months
- Mouthwash: 2-3 years after the date of manufacture.
- Toothpaste: 2 years after the date of manufacture.
- Dental floss: no expiration date, but loses flavor after one year
- Tongue brush and cleaning products: 2 months
Never Neglect Checkups
If you want healthy teeth and gums, never miss an appointment, even if you are afraid of the dentist. Remember that the dentist is there to help you. Here are some reminders of how often to see an expert:
- Once every 6 months: routine check
- Once every 3-6 months: professional dental cleaning
And daily dental care:
- Brush your teeth every day for at least 2 minutes at a time.
- Use dental floss or a toothpick after meals.
Prepare And Use A Remedy Against Receding Gums
Over time, some of us face the problem of receding gums from improper dental care or unhealthy habits, such as smoking. Here are some suggestions on how to fix this problem:
Get used to a gum massage. Use 1 to 2 drops of eucalyptus oil and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and gently rub the gums.
Learn to brush your teeth properly and switch to a smaller toothbrush. Drink a cup of green tea every morning. Its antioxidants help maintain healthy gums.
Use aloe vera as a toothpaste or mouthwash (for the latter, put the aloe vera gel in some water).
Kill germs with lemon oil. Mix one ounce of virgin olive oil and the juice of a quarter of a lemon. Use it as a mouthwash.
We hope this tip will make you smile with pride for your teeth and gums. If you know of any other proven remedies that aren’t listed, be sure to share them with us in the comments!