5 tips to maintain good oral hygiene

Brushing twice daily upto four minutes using a good

fluoride toothpaste will help keep the enamel of your teeth and

maintain your overall oral health. A few things to remember:

1. Drink plenty of water .

2. Eat nuts, dairy products alongside certain fruits

like bananas and food like potatoes/cucumber/

carrots/broccoli that help raise the pH level in the

mouth and decrease the level of acidity.

3. Flossing fosters healthier teeth and gums.

Flossing technique

– Wrap about a foot of floss around your index fingers, keeping about

two inches between your fingers to work with.

– Unroll a fresh section of floss for each tooth, and keep the floss

tight against the tooth to break up

plaque while leaving your gums in good shape.

– Do not use force while flossing.

4. Use the right tooth-brush

Brushing technique

– Brush with soft bristles and with the right technique.

– Once you notice the bristles are bent, it's time to replace the brush.

– However, even a straight bristle tip can become blunted instead of

rounded and cause injury to the

teeth and gums. Hence it is recommended that you replace your brush

every two months.

(Inputs courtesy: Dr. Kamlesh Desai, Specialist in oral medicine)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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