By IANSlife Features
March 20, 2020 (IANSlife) Teeth are an essential part of our body and they determine our overall health to a great extent. is Well-known dentist, endodontist, cosmetic dentist and implantologist, Dr. Ajay Bajaj, BDS, MDS - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, in Juhu, Mumbai talks about oral health.
There are many factors which affect the oral health and the most important one is the brushing technique. India’s contribution in raising health standards is remarkable and noteworthy. But when the dental and oral health, there is a lack of awareness.
As majority of the Indian population resides in rural areas, basic oral health education is the most neglected chapter. Lack of proper guidance and professional help are also contributory factors in the undermining of oral health. One of the prime misconceptions is in the brushing technique, which is regular aggressive use of a horizontal brushing motion and the usage of a hard brush.
In India we call brushing “Daant Ghisna”’ though essentially brushing should not be “Rubbing teeth vigorously”. Excessive rubbing causes erosion of enamel, which leads to sensitivity.
As per a survey conducted in 2017 one out of every three Indian suffers from sensitivity. Enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth. The enamel is a shield that protects the tooth from damage preventing decay. Once tooth enamel is damaged, it cannot be brought back. However, weakened enamel can be restored to some degree by improving its mineral content. Certain toothpastes and mouthwashes can contribute to this remineralization process.
How do you know if you are brushing too hard:
Three generations ago we did not have toothbrushes in India and even today’s generation learned brushing by observation from family. What we need is to learn the proper techniques of brushing from professionals.
Here are some measures we can implement in our daily life to avoid Hard brushing:
If one starts following the above measures, sensitivity can be prevented from worsening to a large extent. The key to good health is invariably strengthened pearly whites, because oral conditions if untreated can ravage and weaken the body. These simple measures if taken can prolong the life of the teeth, gums and thus the overall well being of a person. Let’s prioritize & brush up our dental care. Be true to your teeth and they won't be false to you. "We don't want our teeth to be as scarce as hen’s teeth".
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