World oral health day - Get shining white teeth now

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New Delhi : Do you know your oral health speak a lot about the rest of your body? Yes, doctors say, oral health indicates your health condition. Besides, easily visible oral care problems make a person self-conscious and lower his/her self-confidence.

If you’re suffering from oral health issues then take look at the most common oral problems as well as some easy tips to get rid of them

Bad breath

Improper brushing of teeth after every meal leads to bad breath. Food particles remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, gums and on the tongue which causes bad breath.

Solution:  Avoid easily available fresh breath toothpaste and mouthwash. Though they are designed to get rid of bad breath, they do not eliminate the problem. It is better to take professional dental care and follow dentist’s advice while selecting toothpaste and mouthwash.

Tooth sensitivity

It is a result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots and will worsen with time unless you take quick precaution.

Solution: Switch to a specially formulated desensitising toothpaste. If the problem increases do not delay to visit a dentist.

Plaque on teeth

It is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria.  This bacterial growth cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. Food particles stick to it and it increase the growth of bacteria to produce acid. Plaque holds the acid against the tooth surface, which, when not removed, will eventually work on the tooth enamel, causing a cavity.

Solution: Follow the daily routine of ‘Brush and floss’. The process will help your teeth get rid of plaque and germs that causes cavities.


Decay of tooth can happen at any age, be it in tender age or old age. Even teeth that already have proper fillings are at risk. Plaque can build up without your knowledge.

Solution: It is wise to visit your dentist regularly and talk about your symptoms, Get proper oral check up and treat the cavities.

Sensitive/ bleeding gums:

Bacterial growth in the mouth due to plaque or tooth decay may lead your gums to become swollen, which results in redness or bleeding.

Solution: Many people reports that bleeding of gums occurs during and after brushing. Though brushing harder remove leftover food particle and the bacteria, but a gentle brushing is all that is needed. Therefore, choose right toothbrush, preferably a soft one. Too hard brush can prick down the enamel and also damage the gums.

One rule of thumb is to brush twice a day, in the morning and after dinner. It is also necessary to keep our mouth clean after every small meal. Your regular oral health check up will help you keep all dental problems at bay. In this way, you’re sure to have bright pearly teeth.