Dental care needs have been shown to change over the decades depending on lifestyles at the time. Dental health is important to prevent onset of other diseases.
- High levels of estrogen and progesterone in women may result in puffy gums that require a trip to the dentist.
- The perfect stroke when brushing the teeth is holding the toothbrush at 45 degrees and using circular motions to clean the teeth.
- Avoid diet soda which contains low amounts of sugar but still contains high acid content — which softens enamel leading to staining and damage of teeth.
Flossing is especially important, experts say, because it helps cut the risk of periodontitis, a more serious gum infection that can endanger more than your teeth: some studies have linked untreated periodontal disease to preterm and low-birth-weight babies.
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