Oral hygiene is a process of keeping the mouth clean and healthy. A good oral hygiene means no dental problems like plaque, bad breath, cavities, tooth decay, gum disease etc.
Avoid foods with high concentration of sugar such as ice cream, halwa, gulab jamun, barfi and other sweets.
Eat more nutritious foods with less sugar such as milk, rice, meat, fruits and fish etc. These are good for your dental health.
Most of the refreshing drinks and aerated drinks have a high concentration of sugar, and hence should be avoided
Soft and sticky foods should be avoided because they stick and get between the teeth making for a favourable place for bacteria to grow and breed.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. It is important to brush your teeth after meals, especially before going to bed.
Always check out the concentration of sugar on the product labels. This will help to know the quantity of sugar the product contains.
Eating vegetables is be a healthy choice as they help remove some deposits on the teeth.
Eat fruits and vegetables that contain a high volume of water such as melons, watermelons and cucumbers.
It is advisable to eat sweet dishes along with the rest of the meal instead of taking them in between meals. This is so because during meals saliva production is increased, and this helps in neutralising the acid that may damage the teeth.
See your dentist regularly. Regular oral check ups help you avoid tooth loss, painful gums and other dental problems.