Dr. Alice Villados of the Philippine Academy of General Dentistry, Inc. (PAGD) encouraged the employees of Envirokonsult Equipment and Services, Inc. and Waterkonsult Equipment and Services, Inc. to keep a balanced diet (i.e. eating foods in right proportions) for good oral health.
Dr. Villados was speaking at the Dental Education event held by the AV Gedang Foundation, Inc. and PAGD on Thursday, August 30, 2018, in the head office of Envirokonsult and Waterkonsult in Quezon City.
Here are pieces of advice that Dr. Villados imparted to improve oral hygiene:
- Brush the teeth three times day for at least two minutes. This should be done after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Avoid brushing the teeth too hardly as this may thin the enamel or the outermost layer of the teeth and wear away the gums; as such, using soft-bristled toothbrush is recommended.
- Brush the tongue and gums. Bacteria can build up on the tongue; this may appear as whitish spots stick together on the surface. This cannot be removed by simply rinsing with water or mouthwash hence scraping it with a brush is necessary. Alternatively, spoon can also be used to scrape off the bacteria.
- Visit the dentist every six months to check the condition of the teeth and gums.