PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When it comes to oral health, many people are focused on the latest ways to protect their teeth and prevent cavities, but dental professional Warren Melamed
knows that at the root of it all are the basics of dental care. Many studies have researched the effects of different foods and beverages on teeth and how people can help to prevent cavities through what they eat or drink. However, as a recent article
in The Huffington Post points out, the most basic dental care strategies are some of the most effective.
Warren Melamed and other dental professionals have spent years educating people about how to properly care for their teeth. In the hustle and bustle of today's world, it is still these basic strategies that are some of the most effective in promoting good oral hygiene. People should not overlook the difference that brushing, flossing, and regular exams make.
Oral care companies have come out with a wide variety of products that all promote desirable results: whiter teeth, fresher breath, less sensitivity--the list goes on. But when choosing a toothpaste or mouthwash, consumers should remember to check the ingredients. Some toothpastes and mouthwashes contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol that can actually dry out the mouth. This can become damaging to teeth and gums. Try to stick with a product that contains natural ingredients. They will leave the mouth feeling fresh and clean and remove harmful bacteria without irritating gums or teeth.
People should also make sure that they are investing in a quality toothbrush and replacing it once it becomes worn. Pick one that is sturdy and has soft bristles. A power or electric toothbrush may cost a little more but is effective at removing plaque and buildup without damaging enamel. When brushing, start at the gum line and hold the brush at a 45-degree angle. Use short, quick motions to whisk plaque away. Continue on brushing the entire outside surface of teeth, then
move to the inner surfaces. Carefully brush each chewing surface and the tongue as well. Following these steps will help to remove plaque and bacteria from the entire mouth.
Flossing is another vital step in basic dental care. Even with a thorough brushing, there are still places that the toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing gets into these crevices to remove plaque and debris. To effectively control floss, wrap it around the middle finger on each hand and then grasp it between the thumb and forefinger. Glide it up and down between each set of teeth up to the gum line.
The final step is to schedule regular dental cleanings and exams. The dentist can remove any additional plaque or tartar that may have built up, keeping teeth stronger and healthier. They can also identify and treat any problems that may have developed.
"By following the most basic dental care guidelines, people can help to effectively protect and care for their teeth," says Warren Melamed. "Daily brushing and flossing are the foundation for healthy teeth and gums. The dentist can recommend other strategies or techniques in addition to brushing, but people must make sure that they are engaging in basic care practices every single day." Dental professional Warren Melamed reminds patients to schedule regular cleanings every six months for optimal health.
is the CEO and President of Oral Health Management, a Tennessee-based LLC. He is also the founder of Monarch Dental in Dallas, Texas, where he served in a variety of roles including CEO, president, chairman, and chief dental officer. He is committed to promoting the importance of good oral hygiene for overall health and well-being. Dr. Melamed is also passionate about philanthropy and is an active supporter of several different charitable organizations.