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How To Have Healthy Teeth

February 15, 2023 Ecopify Episode 4
Ecopify's Podcast
How To Have Healthy Teeth
Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever wondered what made your teeth unhealthy? How to have healthy teeth? What to avoid to have healthy teeth? Just simply listen to this podcast to find out!

0:00 - Introduction
0:59 - What Made Your Teeth Unhealthy? 
2:46 - What Made Your Teeth Healthy?
4:30 - How To Have Healthy Teeth?
6:08 - 3 Things To Avoid To Have Healthy Teeth
7:21 - Quick Takeaway 

Disclaimer: This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your dentist to find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject.

Again, the content is for informational purposes only. Content is neither intended to nor does it establish a standard of care or the official policy and is not a substitute for professional judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

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How To Have Healthy Teeth

Healthy teeth are more important than you might think. Did you ever wonder how important your teeth are to your body? 

There are many benefits that come with having healthy teeth. It helps you chew foods, speak more clearly, and let's be honest, healthy teeth do make you look more attractive.

On the other hand, without healthy teeth or a good daily oral practice, you'll face problems like tooth decay or gum disease that can challenges you in your work, school, or personal life.

That why in today's video, I'm going to show you what is healthy teeth, things to avoid to have healthy teeth, and most importantly, how to have healthy teeth, so your teeth and gums stay strong as you age. 

No matter how old you are, it's easier to have healthy teeth than you might think. With a few simple changes, you can have healthy teeth for life.

First, Let Look At What Made Your Teeth Unhealthy? 

There are a variety of factors that can lead to unhealthy teeth, some of which may be beyond our control. However, poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of dental problems as it allows bacteria and plaque buildup to accumulate on the surfaces of teeth over time. 

When you don't regularly take good care of your teeth, you could experience the following problems:

Tooth decay: It happens when your tooth's surface or the enamel is getting damaged.

Gum disease: It happens when plaque buildup along your gum line. Gum disease can cause your teeth to become loose over time. 

Bad Breath: Without proper care, our mouths become a breeding ground for bacteria leading to bad breath.

Obviously, there are more problems that unhealthy teeth can cause, but the three problems listed above are the common issue of having unhealthy teeth.

Tip: Limit/Avoid sugary foods and drinks to have healthy teeth. Therefore, all diet forms of sugar; including honey, brown sugar, or corn syrup should be avoided to have healthier teeth.

Another reason why you could be having unhealthy teeth is that you have too many sugary foods or drinks in your diet. (Don't worry, I'm going to talk more about this soon)

Summary: Simply speaking, your teeth are covered in a hard, outer coating called enamel, and every day, bacteria are trying to build up plaque on your teeth. These harmful bacteria produce acids that can cause cavities and make your teeth unhealthy.

So, What Made Your Teeth Healthy? 

Understanding the basics of dental hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding problems like cavities, gum disease, or other issues that can arise from poor oral care. 

There are several factors that contribute to having healthy teeth:

Proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. 

Exercise can be beneficial as it increases blood circulation throughout the body, which helps promote better overall health, including dental health. 

A balanced diet low in sugar and rich in calcium and other nutrients is also important for healthy teeth. 

Regular dental checkups and cleanings can furthermore help maintain healthy teeth. Dentist will also detect potential problems early on, so they don't become more serious down the road.

To be honest, the process of having healthy teeth takes a lifetime of taking good oral habits. I mean, we all know that in order to have healthy teeth, you have to brush and floss your teeth every day to prevent tooth decay and cavity to form on your teeth. Once the cavity forms on your teeth, you must see a dentist to fix it to avoid further damage.

Plaque can cause an infection that hurts the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place. So having healthy teeth means your gum has to be also healthy.

Conclusion: Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth after meals and snacks are important to stay away from any teeth and gum disease. (Which made your teeth healthy) 

How To Have Healthy Teeth? - Try The Following 6 Habits!

Here are some of the things you should do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth:

1. Don't go to bed without brushing your teeth: Just don't skip brushing your teeth at night 

2. Brush properly and not aggressively: The way you brush is equally important - in fact, doing a poor job of brushing your teeth is almost as bad as not brushing at all!

3. Consider using a mouthwash: Mouthwash cannot be substitute brushing your teeth, but it can complement the practices. 

4. Floss once a day: Flossing daily can help remove plaque and bacteria from between the teeth, where a toothbrush is unable to reach. It also helps prevent bad breath by removing food that has been trapped between the teeth.

5. Replace your toothbrush every one to two months: The bristles of the toothbrush become matted or frayed after a month of using it. The effectiveness of the brush decreases as the bristles become worn.

6. See your dentist every 6 months: During a routine dental examination, not only the dentist will clean your teeth and remove plaque, but they will also be able to spot potential issues and offer treatment solutions.

Summary: The best thing you can do to maintain a healthy mouth is to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, use mouthwash and floss once a day, replace your toothbrush, and visit the dentist regularly.

3 Things To Avoid To Have Healthy Teeth

1. Limit sugary food and sugary drinks: Some foods help fight plaque buildup, other foods invite tooth decay. Try to stay away from or limit all the sugary foods and drinks to have a healthy teeth!

2. Do not chew on stuff (especially ice and pencil): According to the American Dental Association. Chewing on a hard substance can damage your teeth enamel and can cause chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.

3. Avoid/Quit Smoking: Smoking not only gives you lung cancer, but it also increases your risk for gum disease. Tobacco products can stain your teeth and cause them to fall out as a result of gum disease.

Summary: It is important to avoid certain habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Sugary foods and drinks should be avoided as they can contribute to tooth decay. Chewing on hard materials can lead to tooth fractures, and smoking not only causes oral health problems, but also increase the risk of developing cancer or other serious diseases. 

Quick Takeaway 

It takes time and dedication to have healthy teeth, but if you're just an average person (just like me), the most affordable and easiest way to have healthy teeth is to simply brush them. 

If you need any further help, checkups with your dentist to receive professional cleanings, which help remove plaque buildup from all surfaces of the teeth. Or detecting any potential issues before they become more serious. 

If there is anything I want you to takeaway after reading this blog post, that would be to don't ever skip brushing your teeth! (Your breath will stink, and your teeth are not clean...Just don't even try to skip brushing your teeth, everyone around you will appreciate it)