Hardly anyone has perfectly healthy teeth. 20%—90% of children in Europe and America have tooth decay by the age of 6. With time, the number of diseases our teeth and gums are subjected to only increases, so here is 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. This is why we teach our children to take care of their teeth. But as we grow older, we may encounter difficulties maintaining our teeth and gums in a healthy condition.
WeGoRo suggests you get acquainted with this list of easy tips to have a happy and healthy smile.
Some of the following things may show that your gums are damaged or unhealthy:
All of the above can be traits of gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. But you can prevent those changes or turn them around.
A lot of diseases are closely linked to our diet, and the state of our gums is really responsive to changes in calcium intake. Products you can add in larger measures to your diet to increase the amount of calcium you have are:
Your toothbrush and mouthwash have an expiration date, and if you forget about it, it may cost you some healthy gums as your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. These are the suggested lifetimes of dental tools:
If you want healthy gums and teeth, never miss an appointment — even if you are scared of the dentist. Remember that the dentist is there to help you. Here are some reminders of how often you should see a specialist:
And daily dental care:
Over time, some of us encounter the problem of receding gums due to incorrect dental care or unhealthy habits like smoking. Here are some suggestions for how to fix this problem:
Drink a cup of green tea every morning. Its antioxidants will help to maintain healthy gums.
Use aloe vera as a toothpaste or mouthwash (for the latter, put aloe vera gel in some water).
Kill germs with lemon oil. Mix one oz of virgin olive oil and the juice of a quarter of a lemon. Use it as a mouthwash.
Oil pulling is not extremely pleasant, but it’s a powerful way to maintain oral health. Take one tbsp of virgin coconut oil into your mouth, and swirl the oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes. Do not swallow. After pulling, brush your teeth.
Often overlooked, yarrow has wonderful antibacterial properties. Here’s how you can use it:
You can also purchase yarrow oil or do the same with any other type of oil (like coconut oil) using a few drops of each. Or you can drink it as a herbal tea.
We hope these pieces of advice will make you smile with pride for your teeth and gums. If you know any other proven remedies that didn’t make the list, be sure to share them with us in the comments!
Illustrated by Natalia Kulakova for BrightSide.me