Advice for a healthier smile
Individuals have been advised on how to achieve a healthier smile.
People planning to have a healthier smile should stop smoking and ensure they brush their teeth properly, it has been advised.
MSN Health has reported that smoking can be particularly harmful to the teeth and gums, while flossing daily and not brushing too vigorously can help people to keep a perfect smile for longer.
Indeed, people should “perfect their stroke” by ensuring they brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line and use gentle, circular motions.
“Smokers get periodontal disease at two to three times the rate of non-smokers,” Sally Cram, a periodontist in Washington, told the website.
Elsewhere, individuals who suffer from diabetes have been warned that their condition puts them at a higher risk of dental health problems, but there are a number of ways they can minimise this danger.
People should ensure they keep themselves well hydrated, as this will ensure they suffer less from dry mouth, a condition that can lead to increased risk of gum disease, according to Perth EMC.