World Oral Health Day: Simple ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy

Every year on March 20, World Oral Health Day is observed worldwide to raise awareness about practicing better and improved oral healthcare.

World Oral Health Day: Simple ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy
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New Delhi: One should maintain a good oral hygiene as it will help avoid toothaches and gum disease that can lead to other problems in the body.

We all know that brushing teeth is an essential and important part of our daily routine.

A bad breath, decayed and/or yellowing teeth, cavities, etc., are signs of poor oral health and definitely do not make a good impression.

Every year on March 20, World Oral Health Day is observed worldwide to raise awareness about practicing better and improved oral healthcare. This year, the theme is ‘Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health’ and will continue for three years.

Though there are many things you can do every day, here are some simple ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy:

1. One should brush at least twice daily, preferably after meals and before bed.

2.Floss your teeth at least once a day using a slow and gentle sawing motion.

3.Use fluoridated toothpaste that can help prevent tooth decay.

4.Change your toothbrush about every three months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed.

5.Eat a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

6.Include sources of protein such as meat, eggs, fish, beans, dairy foods and other non-dairy sources of protein in your daily diet.

7.To prevent tooth decay, one should limit themselves from sugary, acidic foods and drinks.

8.Chew sugarless gums after a meal can help to keep your mouth moist as well as stimulates saliva production, which washes bacteria away and neutralises acids.

9.Do not smoke as it can stain your teeth, cause bad breath, increases your risk of gum disease and oral cancer.

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