Women are constantly on the move today. Between caring for families and holding down their careers, it seems as though they’re always putting themselves at the bottom of the priority list. As natural givers, many women would rather focus on others. However, it’s time for all the ladies to start working on their own health. As such, oral health is something you need to prioritize. A healthy mouth is a happy mouth!
It seems like a foreign concept, but you have to make time for your own health, and that includes your oral hygiene. Sure, you brush your teeth daily, and you may even floss from time to time. That’s just not going to cut it anymore. You’re important, so you must budget time in your schedule. Regular checkups with your dentist are important. Many physicians recommend going to see your dentist every six months if possible. If you are extra vigilant about your oral health, you could get away with waiting for up to a year. During your checkups, go ahead and have your teeth cleaned. If your job allows, just schedule a quick appointment with your local dentist and follow through. Many dentists even offer appointments on Saturdays. Your oral health deserves your time!
Know the Signs of a Problem
Oral problems can pop up without warning. Many times, the first sign of a problem is pain. Many women know what tooth pain feels like, and it usually comes with a vengeance. Other common problems can include cavities, gingivitis, and even cold sores. Gum boils have some warning signs, as do cold sores. Most illnesses are made known by the presence of pain or an abscess. Chronic bad breath (even with brushing) can also be an indication of an oral problem. If your gums bleed, your gums may be having problems too. If you suspect an oral concern, go ahead and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Problems in the mouth should never be ignored.
Daily Oral Care
So you know that you should regularly see a dentist even if you’re not experiencing problems. It’s always easier to prevent than to cure. However, you can take steps to care for your teeth daily. In addition to brushing twice a day and flossing daily, it’s a good idea to avoid tobacco. Dentists recommend limiting sugar too. Your teeth will benefit from a diet full of fruits and vegetables. Remember, though, that consuming citrusy foods in excessive amounts can eat away at your tooth enamel. Mouthwash can also help kill bacteria in your mouth. Don’t forget that dark beverages, like coffee and tea, are prone to staining your teeth.
Always make time to take care of yourself, and that includes your teeth. You’re busy being a superwoman, but you still have to put your health first. Care for your mouth, see a dentist regularly and learn about common oral illnesses, and you’ll have strong, healthy teeth for life.
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