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National Smile Day

National Smile Day

By Joanie in Health Tips, Lifestyle Tips on 30 May 2022

Its National Smile Month! Don’t wait until you have symptoms to visit your dentist. Going to the dentist twice a year will usually allow them to catch a problem before you even notice any symptoms.

If you experience any of the following warning signs of dental health issues, you should see yoir dentist:

👄Ulcers, sores, or tender areas in the mouth that won’t heal after a week or two.

👄Bleeding or swollen gums after brushing or flossing.

👄Chronic bad breath

👄Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

👄Pain or toothache.

👄Loose teeth.

👄Receding gums.

👄Pain with chewing or biting.

👄Swelling of the face and cheek.

👄Clicking of the jaw.

👄Cracked or broken teeth.

👄Frequent dry mouth

Here are many factors that contribute to gingivitis and periodontitis, including:


⚡poor brushing habits

⚡frequent snacking on sugary foods & drink


⚡the use of medications that reduce the amount of saliva in the mouth

⚡family history

⚡certain infections, such as HIV or AIDS

⚡hormonal changes in women

⚡acid reflux, or heartburn

⚡frequent vomiting, due to the acid redlix

Good oral health comes down to good general health and common sense.

The best ways to prevent oral health problems are to:

❤️Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day

❤️Floss at least once a day (one of most beneficial things you can do to prevent disease in your oral cavity)

❤️Have your teeth cleaned by a dental professional every six months

❤️Avoid tobacco products.

❤️Follow a high-fiber, low-fat, low-sugar diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

❤️Limit sugary snacks and drinks

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