Calls for better dental care

Along with the joy, monsoon brings its share of woes too. Much precautions are taken to curb vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, but do you know the rains could bring in severe dental pr

Published: 12th August 2017 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

Along with the joy, monsoon brings its share of woes too. Much precautions are taken to curb vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, but do you know the rains could bring in severe dental problems too? Well, it’s time to focus on your oral care routine.

Avoid caffeine
Many of us reach out for a cup of hot coffee when it rains. Coffee helps bacteria in the mouth to create acids that can erode enamel.

Avoid hot sips
Rains increase cravings for hot fried foods and soups, but avoid having steaming hot food and beverages. For those with tooth sensitivity, hot food stimulates cells within the dentine, causing a short, sharp pain at the exposed area.

 Go seasonal
Stock your refrigerator with fresh, healthy, vegetables and fruits available during the monsoon. Avoid street food. Raw veggies are not hygienic during rains, fry them or make a soup.Replace old toothbrush
If your toothbrush is older than two months, it’s time to get a new one. Worn out/frayed bristles fail to clean the nooks and corners of the mouth, making it prone to bacterial activities.
 
Get help
Don’t ignore a toothache, visit a doctor immediately.

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