Things you must know about your oral health

by Avilas Dental Group Avilas Dental Group

Summary: Healthy gums and teeth help you to eat well and enjoy your meals. Multiple complications can impact your oral health, so you must take good care of your teeth and gums, keeping them strong as you grow older.

Dental plaque contains a thin film or bacteria build up on our teeth, every day, producing acids that harm the outer cover of our teeth called enamel, causing cavities. You must and floss regularly to prevent decay. If the cavity is formed, you must consider Dental service in Rosarito where a dentist may use a filling to fix it, preventing further damage.

Gum disease

If plaque builds up, gum disease starts, causing an infection and hurting the gum and bone that hold our teeth in place. If it is mild, your gum will appear red, tender, and possibly bleed. This issue is known as gingivitis which can be prevented by regular brushing and flossing.

Periodontitis is a more intense form of gum disease, needs to be treated by an experienced dentist. Otherwise, it can lead to complications such as soreness, bleeding gums, chewing difficulties, and even tooth loss. Precautions include brushing your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, regular flossing, and visiting a dentist for a routine checkup.

Cleaning your teeth and gums

·    Use a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste for brushing your teeth properly

·    Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months

·    Consider circular motions along with gentle back-and-forth strokes

·    Clean your mouth using a tongue scraper

·    Use dental floss, a water flosser, or any relevant product for cleaning between your teeth

·    Rinse after flossing

If you notice blood or if it hurts during brushing and flossing, you should see your dentist. Get advice from your dentist about the right way to brush and floss.


Sometimes, dentures or false teeth are required for replacing critically damaged teeth or teeth loss due to gum disease. Partial dentures are used to fill one or multiple missing teeth. After installing a denture, your dentist may ask you to visit quite often for adjustments.

Dry mouth

If there is a lack of saliva in your mouth, dry mouth occurs. This condition makes it difficult to eat, swallow, taste, or speak. Dry mouth may increase the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and fungal infections of your mouth. Consumption of certain medicines for depression, high blood pressure, bladder- control problems may cause dry mouth.


If you want to stay healthy, you must consider keeping your teeth and gum clean and healthy too. Attending Dental assisting programs can help you to stay aware of various oral complications, addressing issues before they get worse.

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