The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to adapt best oral hygiene habits. Adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease that can lead to serious problems throughout your life, and hence it might be important to continue with some of the basics of oral hygiene:
- Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove dental plaque as the sticky biofilm on your teeth that’s the main cause of tooth decay and inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis.
- Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gum line, before it can harden into tartar. Once tartar has formed, it can only be removed by a dental hygienist during a professional cleaning.
- Limit sugary or starchy foods, especially sticky snacks. The more often you snack between meals, the more chances you give bacteria to create the acids that attack your tooth enamel.
- Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
Our special issue based on Oral Biofilm and Oral Surgery
And keeping this in mind Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health is working on special issue based on “Oral Surgery” and “Oral Biofilm (periodontal diseases)” and invite all quality authors to make submission towards it till 30th of September 2015.