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Dr Fauziah Mohamed Yunus, Klinik Pergigian Fauziah
The major cause of caries and periodontal disease is plaque. Keep your mouth clean and brush your teeth after meals and before bedtime, so as to prevent periodontal disease.
Hypersensitivity is a symptom in which, when advanced, your teeth become sensitive or feel pain when stimuli such as temperature or toothbrush bristles are applied to the exposed dentin
The key to preventing hypersensitivity is careful daily brushing. Do not neglect brushing because of sensitivity of your teeth, as doing so will make the symptoms worse.
Women are at a higher risk of developing sensitive teeth during pregnancy because of their hormonal changes.
Chewing will not only make it easier to swallow food, but it also brings various other health benefits. Be sure to chew thoroughly when you eat.
Saliva is deeply associated with health or the functions of our body, including teeth and gums. When we chew thoroughly, the production of saliva is promoted.
Teeth have three main functions of "breaking down (masticating) food", "enabling us to pronounce words", and "shaping the face".
In order to maintain oral health, it is necessary to start care from the age when teeth are formed. Let us consider the features of teeth that differ by age group.
Adolescent children are at an important stage in which their milk teeth are replaced by permanent teeth.
From puberty to adulthood, the risks of not only caries but periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis) increases with changes in the living environment.
As we grow older, our gums become thinner and the tooth roots or areas under dental prostheses become susceptible to caries
The size and alignment of teeth and gum conditions differ for each person. The cleaning effect of a toothbrush is reduced when it is either too large or too small.
By brushing appropriately with a toothbrush, you can effectively remove plaque. Use a toothbrush with bristles that are not splayed, and brush gently.