Guest Blog: How to Recover from Poor Dental Health

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Poor dental health can have a negative impact upon the wellbeing of your entire body. In fact, it is claimed to be a window to your overall health. This is because it has recently been found that the health of your mouth actually has a lot to do with the welfare of your overall health; playing a part in health conditions such as strokes, diabetes and osteoporosis. This makes it even more important that you tackle and recover from poor dental health as soon as possible.

What is poor dental health?

Poor dental health refers to conditions that negatively impact the wellbeing of your mouth and cause problems in your daily life. These include the following:
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Toothache
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Impacted teeth
How can I recover from poor dental health?

Thankfully, there are steps you can take to recover from poor dental health and more often than not these merely include subtle changes to your daily routine. We are going to take a look at 5 different tactics you can employ to improve your dental health.

1. Better your oral hygiene routine

If your oral hygiene routine is not up to scratch then this may be the root cause of your oral health problems. To take care of your teeth, remember to clean your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste for 2 minutes each time in the morning and evening; use floss to remove bits of foods stuck between your teeth; and consider using mouthwash. If you’re already doing these things but still having problems, it may be that you aren’t cleaning your teeth properly. If this is the case, do not be afraid to ask your dentist for advice.

2. Improve your diet

Another simple way to recover from poor dental health is to make changes to your diet. This should include cutting down on foods such as sweets and candy, sports drinks and fruit juices, and high-acidity foods, as these are often linked to bacteria build-up in the mouth and erosion of tooth enamel. To further improve your dental health, up your intake of calcium-rich foods such as cheese and yoghurt, raw vegetables and water.

3. Visit your dentist on a regular basis

A dentist will not only be able to identify any dental health problems that you may not have noticed are negatively affecting your health – they can also recommend changes to improve your oral health and carry out any necessary dental treatment to fix issues such as misaligned teeth, missing teeth, impacted teeth or gum disease. Regular visits to the dentist, as well as a dental hygienist where required, are great ways to keep your teeth and gums in good health.

4. Boost up on vitamins

Mineral levels within your body can impact on your recovery from poor dental health. Supplements can help to add nutrients into your body if your diet is lacking in relevant foods. Such supplements include cod liver oil, vitamin D (which we also receive from exposure to sun) and coconut oil which provides building blocks for good dental health. Other supplements that can help your body fight off dental bacteria include magnesium, gelatin and vitamin C.

5. Give up smoking

Smoking not only stains your teeth and makes them appear discoloured, but also inhibits the recovery of gums from poor health and can lead to their deterioration. Other problems caused by smoking include bad breathe, increased risk of gum disease and potentially oral cancer. Smoking really does not have anything going for it, so prioritise your dental and general health over it.

This is a guest article provided by Suzy from where you can learn more about improving your dental health.

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