A proper oral hygiene helps to keep your teeth healthy and prevents many problems. If you have a dry mouth, extra care must be taken to keep the teeth health and increase the saliva production.
Some essential tips are:
Brush your teeth gently twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and using a paste containing fluoride. Floss your teeth everyday which helps to remove plaque, bacteria. Limit the consumption of sugary and sticky foods. If they are taken, immediately clean your teeth. Visit a dentist atleast for every 6 months.
In case of a dry mouth, chewing sugar free chewing gum helps to stimulate the salivary flow. Use an alcohol free mouthwash and rinse, gargle your mouth to avoid bad breath.
Eat hard nuts or chewing gum to exercise the muscles of teeth. After every meal it is important to clean and rinse your mouth. Water helps in cleaning the food particles between teeth.
Poor dental care may cause tooth decay and cavities to gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth loss. If the carbohydrates that are present in the foods and drinks we take is not cleaned thoroughly they cause cavity and bacteria. Each person is responsible for their own oral hygiene and must ensure that they maintain a good health of teeth and gums.