Why Having Safe Sex Is Important

Many people have said that good sex equals a happier relationship. There have even been many studies whose results have showed that couples who have sex at least once a week tend to be happier and last longer. Science has made it possible then for couples to have safe sex without having to worry about unwanted pregnancy. Aside from being a form of birth control, condoms among others also prevent the spread of infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Over-the counter birth control such as condoms are more preferred by the public over any other birth control methods since they are generally free from hormones. They are also easier to obtain and use, aside from being more affordable. No matter what age, anyone can buy condoms. Also with the help of the internet, people can buy condoms online without the need to physically go to a store.

Male condoms have been around for many centuries. It is very affordable and very easy to use. Also with different condom brands producing various flavors and types ranging from dotted, tornado et al., couples often buy one to add spice to their sex life. It is also being considered as the best way to prevent the spread of STDs aside from being coined as the best birth control method in the market.

From latex condoms to even polyurethane ones, people are free to choose which one would work best for them. It is because some people tend to be allergic to latex types which sometimes lead to discomfort and even infection. Most condoms are made of a durable material that acts as a protective sheath and is placed over a man’s erect penis before intercourse.

For people who prefer not to use condoms, there is such a thing as contraceptive sponge which can be used an alternative. It is made of polyurethane foam and placed inside the vagina near the cervix. It also gives a more natural type of sensation compared to other methods. Like condoms, this must also be used once only and must not be reused at all cost. This product can be easily removed by pulling on a small loop attached to the device.

Also, for those who want double protection, aside from using over-the-counter birth control methods that are safe and effective, spermicide can be used as an extra safeguard. At some times, the condoms are already coated with it on the inside but it is not the case all the time so people may opt to use this method.

One over-the-counter product that have been quite a favorite for many people is ESP’s pink love condom which is considered as Singapore’s best over-the-counter birth control. Aside from having the lovely shade of pink, it also has a sweet marshmallow flavor that gives you and your partner the closest to natural sensation that no other products can provide.

Advice For Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria that are present in the mouth act on the food that you eat producing acid that eats away at the outer layer of the teeth. This gradual erosion of the outer layer starts to produce a cavity, which if not treated can get larger and deeper, affecting the gums too.

When you start getting cavities, it means that tooth decay has already set in and you will have to go to the dentist to get it treated. Instead, it is best to take measures that can help prevent tooth decay.

Two Best ways to prevent tooth decay

1. Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing are the two main aspects of dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day will help get rid of food particles in the mouth, reducing the amount of nutrition available for the bacteria to feed on and produce more acid. However toothbrushes have their limitations in that the bristles cannot always reach all of the places in between the teeth, especially so for the back teeth. This is where flossing works well to do a thorough job of cleaning in the gaps between teeth and drastically reducing the likelihood of cavities forming in these gaps.

2. Regular Dental Checkups: Dentists recommend that every person should get their teeth checked up at least once a year by a qualified dentist. This is because it is difficult for anyone to check their own teeth so we never know whether or not there are any cavities. We only know that we have a cavity when it has reached an advanced stage and starts to pain. At a dental checkup, the dentist will do a thorough checkup of the whole mouth area, including the gums and teeth. This way, any cavities can be identified right in the early stages itself and they can be treated to stop any further damage.

What are the factors that cause tooth decay?

Being aware of the main causes of tooth decay can help you be more careful about what you should and shouldn’t do in order to keep teeth decay at bay.

Neglecting to maintain oral hygiene

Weak enamel or crevices that give bacteria easy access to thrive and grow

Eating too much sugary foods, which provide the bacteria with plenty of nutrients to grow

Acidic foods and drinks which tend to erode the outer layer of the teeth, weakening the layer and making it easier for the bacteria to attack it.

Tooth decay is preventable provided you take the proper precautions. Call Midtown Dental for a dental checkup today to prevent the formations of cavities and other dental problems. Also check out our new blog post on Preventing Tooth Decay.