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Taking care of teeth is a major event throughout one’s lifetime. Only a healthy mouthful of teeth can chew food better to reduce the burden on the gastrointestinal tract and absorb nutrients from food so as to provide energy for the body. There are also different focuses on caring for teeth at different stages.

1. Children

When the front teeth are replaced at about 6 years old, new permanent molars will grow behind the molars of deciduous teeth, which are called sixth-age teeth, because they are hidden and often overlooked. During the child’s tooth replacement, oral examinations will be done every 6 months to treat deciduous or permanent teeth. If possible, you can choose regular hospitals to seal your children’s sixth-year-old teeth to avoid dental caries.

2. Youth

Young people should go to the hospital for oral checkups and treat dental caries in time. They should not eat too fine food, otherwise the alveolar bone will not get the stimulation as it should, which is not conducive to the growth and development of the jaw. If there is a malformation of the tooth and jaw, which affects the growth and development, and hinders the normal function of the maxillofacial region, it needs to be corrected as soon as possible to get rid of the bad habit of biting lips and sucking fingers. If there is no skeletal problem, the best age for correction is between 11 and 12 years old. Fixed appliances and functional movable appliances can be selected for correction.

3. Young and middle-aged

Most adults are accompanied by different degrees of oral diseases. The most common is periodontal disease, including periodontitis and gingivitis, with the main symptom of bleeding gums. So pay attention to your oral hygiene, brush your teeth in the morning and evening, especially at night before going to bed. It is also important to rinse your mouth after three meals every day. If the gap between the teeth is large or it’s difficult to brush, you can use dental floss to clean it.

4. The elderly

The elderly may face these two problems: one is gum recession, and the other is dentin sensitivity. The recession of gum and exposure of roots may cause dental plaque accumulation on the roots, thus forming root caries. And severe wear of the teeth can cause dentine sensitivity. Because the gap between the teeth of the elderly is relatively wide, it’s better to use dental floss, gap brush or flushing device to clean the mouth as well as toothbrush with soft and elastic bristles. Chew with both sides of the teeth alternatively to avoid serious abrasion on one side and atrophy of the contralateral tissue. When suffering from root caries and gingivitis, you need to choose regular hospitals for dental fillings and root canal treatment. When teeth are missing or broken, it is necessary to bring movable dentures, fixed dentures and dental implants to restore tooth function.

In daily life, you need to pay attention to the health of your teeth. Pay special attention to dietary choices, especially when you are infancy. Eat more calcium-rich foods and vegetables that can promote chewing, such as spinach, kelp, leeks, and celery, which can promote jaw development and benefit your teeth neat. From the age of three, you should develop the habit of brushing your teeth in the morning and evening and gargling after meals and avoid drinking carbonated drinks. You should also correct the bad habits of biting your fingers, biting your lips, and sticking out your tongue. Go to the hospital for dental checkups regularly, so that problems can be found and resolved in time, and teeth are washed every 6 months. When teeth are missing, they should be filled in time without delay, so as not to loosen adjacent teeth and even cause the entire mouth to lose teeth.

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