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Dr. Lakshmi Neelima

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Dr. Lakshmi Neelima is a renowned Dentist in Srinivas Nagar, Hyderabad. She is currently practising at Dhanya Dental Care in Srinivas Nagar, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi Neelima on Lybrate.com.

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10 Dental hygiene steps you can take to promote great oral hygiene.

PGPPH, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Hyderabad
10 Dental hygiene steps you can take to promote great oral hygiene.
Everyone wants to have a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems in the future such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

Here is a list of 10 Dental hygiene steps you can take to promote great oral hygiene.

1. Proper Brushing

One of the easiest steps to do to help your teeth keep clean. When brushing your teeth, position the bristles at an angle of 45 degrees near the gum line. Both the gum line and the tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles. Brush the outer surfaces of the teeth using a back-and-forth, up-and-down motion, making sure to be done gently in order to avoid bleeding. To clean the inside surfaces of the teeth and gums, place the bristles at a 45-degree angle again and repeat the back-and-forth, up-and-down motion. Lastly, brush the surfaces of your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove bacteria, which might cause bad breath.

Try to brush at least twice a day to prevent acid buildup from the breakdown of food by bacteria. However, if your work or activities prevent you from doing this, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water after eating to minimize the amount of food that would serve as substrate for the bacteria.



2. Flossing!
We know, it’s a chore and alot of times forgetful after brushing if rushing out the door or heading to bed. However, flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substances that brushing regularly cannot. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach or even mouthwash cannot wash away. We recommend flossing at least once a day.

3. Avoid Tobacco

This will be a big favor to your teeth. One, it will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Two, it will save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco. For example, if you smoke a cigarette, you may use candies, tea or coffee to mask the smoky breath and odor. This doubles the amount of damage caused.



4. Limit Sodas, Coffee and Alcohol
Although these beverages contain a high level of phosphorous, which is a necessary mineral for a healthy mouth, too much phosphorous can deplete the body’s level of calcium. This causes dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Beverages containing additives such as corn syrup and food dye can make pearly white teeth appear dull and discolored. Therefore, it is best to choose beverages like milk, which helps strengthen teeth and build stronger enamel, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile and water which hydrates your body longer than sugary drinks.



5. Consume Calcium and other Vitamins that are good for the body

You need plenty of calcium for your teeth. It is essential for the teeth as well as your bones. It is better to drink milk, fortified orange juice and to eat yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other dairy products. You can also take a calcium supplement, taking different doses according to your age and necessity as per prescription. Calcium and Vitamin D are necessary for maintaining the health of gums and teeth. Vitamin B complex is also essential for the protection of gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium are also required for maintaining healthy dental hygiene.



6. Visit Your Dentist
You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to have a full hygiene treatment performed. Also at these appointments, a comprehensive exam is taken with x-rays to help detect and prevent future dental treatments from occurring.



7. Use Mouthwash along side brushing and flossing

Mouthwash is not particularly necessary and not all mouthwashes are useful. Mouthwashes containing Listerine our chlorine dioxide are very helpful because they help to kill and maintain the bacteria in your mouth. It can help maintain good breath as well as help maintain strong teeth. Mouthwash cannot do all the work but if your are already brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist and eating well, mouthwash is the cherry on top that will make your dental health great.



8. Having a toothache or noticing other dental symptoms
If you are having tooth and jaw pain make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist needs to diagnose the underlying cause and correct it before it turns into a greater problem.



9. Look at the Big Picture

Everyone understands that you should take care of your teeth to avoid toothaches, maintain your looks and keep dental bills at bay. Many people, however, don’t understand how crucial oral health is to our total health picture. Tooth problems can lead to diabetes, heart disease, systemic infections, an inability to eat or speak properly and other maladies – some life-threatening. Crooked or crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease that can eventually lead to tooth loss. Straight teeth are no longer just for looks.



10. Clean your tongue
Clean the surface of your tongue daily. By using a professional tongue cleaner you remove countless bacteria that otherwise live, particularly on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These can contribute to bad breath (halitosis) and negatively affect your dental health.
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My mouth not open properly because I take supari many years ago I suffer teeth problem and also I do not eaten spicy food.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Delhi
You may have a case of Oral Submucous Fibrosis. The right approach for you would be to completely abstain from supari, tobacco etc which you have been rightly doing. Not eating spicy food is the right approach too. Avoiding alcohol will also be beneficial. You should have food rich in Vitamin A, B,C, and iron. As a supplement you can take Zincovit Tablet. As for mouth opening, it is restricted by fibrous bands formed inside the mouth due to your previous habits. The treatment involves balanced diet, supplements as mentioned above, injections inside the buccal mucosa, or surgical incisions if it's a progressive and severely limiting condition. Try to keep a good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and using mouthwashes I would suggest you to get yourself evaluated soon for this condition as well as the teeth problems you have mentioned.
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Hi, my teeth are bright enough from front; however there are some black lines on the back side of the tooth. Please advise as I regularly brush twice a day. But still.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Hi, my teeth  are bright enough from front; however there are some black lines on the back side of the tooth. Please ...
Kindly get scaling and polishing done. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Hello im some one who is feeling very sick and I eat chocolates and drink cool drinks so I have cavities in my mouth how shall I get rid of them say me the way to solve my problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello im some one who is feeling very sick and I eat chocolates and drink cool drinks so I have cavities in my mouth ...
We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning, root canal treatment & capping. Until then apply clove oil on the decayed tooth. Rinse frequently with mouth wash.
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I have problem in my teeth, I think my teeth may be affected by pyria which cause bad breath. Can you suggests any treatment for eliminate this disease.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
I have problem in my teeth, I think my teeth may be affected by pyria which cause bad breath. Can you suggests any tr...
Kindly get scaling done and use mouthwash twice daily for 15 days. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene. Also notice that you are not constipated most of the times as this is also one of the reasons for bad breath.
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What are right precaution to keep our teeth free of pain if there is cavity due to small damage?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
Get your cavities filled before further damage happens and root canal is required. Brush your teeth twice daily following proper brushing technique and have less of sweets and avoid sticky food and sweets as they may cause more cavities.
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I have problem in my teeth. Fluoride and other components made my teeth reddish what should I do to clean my teeth.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I have problem in my teeth. Fluoride and other components made my teeth reddish what should I do to clean my teeth.
Use mouth wash having hydrogen peroxide but don't swallow it, apply a slice of lemon to your teeth, brush at night with baking soda and rinse your mouth with lemon water, chew few leaves of basil leaves in the morning, this will help, you need to visit your dentist as you may require bleach.
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Hi I am 26 years old. I am facing problem with teeth pain sensitivity and hair fall, can you please let me know what should I do and please let me know the if require medicine name also.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi I am 26 years old. I am facing problem with teeth pain sensitivity and hair fall, can you please let me know what ...
Tooth sensitive and hair fall are two different problems. Tooth sensitive can be treated by desensitise paste
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