Healthy Teeth: A smile can last a lifetime-if you take care of it. For that reason, it’s important for parents to instill good oral health habits in children as early as possible. Spend some time brushing your teeth, at least three minutes each time. If you have trouble calculating time, use a stopwatch or put on a song you like to help pass the time.
Why is it necessary to care for the mouth and teeth?
Because by keeping them healthy we were winning. First of all, we will reduce the pains of dental illnesses and repair treatments. Secondly, any repair or substitution of our teeth, no matter how excellent is, will never be better than the original one, or its function, neither its aesthetic nor in durability. For this reason, the dental clinics apply minimally invasive treatments based on prevention, to try to maintain the health of the mouth and of the teeth and to apply the minimum of possible restorations.
Recently, during the celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Colgate and Dr. Carmona presented seven tips that were developed, with a grant from Colgate-Palmolive, to help keep teeth and gums strong and healthy:
1. Brush teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
2. Visit the dentist regularly.
3. Floss your teeth daily.
4. Use fluoride rinse for strong, healthy teeth and gums.
5. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day-and remember to practice healthy eating and get plenty of calcium.
6. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
7. Ask your dental professional about dental sealants.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene, and following proper eating habits and visiting your dentist at least once a year is the best way to avoid the major illnesses that attack our mouth and our teeth. In this way we will save, time, money and, more importantly, we will maintain good oral health throughout our lives.