How to take care of teeth in 10 easy step

Brush your teeth twice daily

Germs and bacteria accumulate in your mouth throughout the day and the food accumulates between your teeth. That is why you have to brush after meals, preferably after dinner before you go to bed. Unless you do this, there is a good chance of plaque developing around your teeth. Therefore brushing twice daily

Do not forget your tongue

Clean your tongue every day after brushing. You can use a brush or a tongue cleaner. This is an important step of oral hygiene maintenance.  

The correct way of brushing

How you brush is important; if you don’t do it right, it’s as harmful as not brushing. Brush in gentle circular motions at a 45-degree angle. Your brushing shouldn’t last longer than 4 minutes or damage your enamel. Remember to use a soft-bristled brush. Change the toothbrush when you see frayed bristles.  


Not a lot of people in India floss their teeth. Floss is a very thin cord that you can use to remove food particles or plaque stuck in between two teeth. Unless you floss, food deposits between teeth can lead to cavities.  

Choose the right Toothpaste

Make sure you choose toothpaste that does not contain excessive abrasives. Fluoride is an excellent ingredient to look for when choosing toothpaste. It is important to note that not everyone needs fluoridated toothpaste. Talk to your dentist for the right advice.

Rinse your mouth after every meal

Rinse your mouth well after every meal and even snacks. This will help flush away any food particles that may have stuck in your teeth. Not everyone needs to use mouthwash every day. One can use it when advised by a dentist.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water frequently means you will wash down the bacteria that can harm your teeth. Drink water after your meals to negate the effect of acids. Or you can rinse your mouth with water too.

Visit your dentist

Make an appointment with your dentist twice a year. Consider this as a kind of preventive check-up. Your dentist will examine your teeth and mouth for any signs of plaque, tartar, cavities or gum disease. If there are any, you can take action right away.

Cut down on sweets and sugary treats

This is one of the most important dental care tips. All sweet-tasting foods contain sugars, which are converted to acids in your mouth. And acids are your teeth’s worst enemy.  

Also, try to limit your intake of sweet and sticky food. If at all you love to have it, do not forget to brush your teeth after such meals.

Crunchy fruits and vegetables are good

Fruits and veggies that you have to chew a lot such as apples, pears, beets or broccoli trigger a surge in saliva production. And saliva is good for your teeth.

Teeth are as valuable as any other bone or organ in your body. They help you eat well and gain the required nutrition for the healthy functioning of your body.