Everyone wants to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Luckily, it’s easy to keep those pearly whites sparkly and in good health. The keep is practicing good oral hygiene and maintaining regular visits to the dentist for examinations in cleaning.
Here some cheap, effective tips to keep your smile looking and feeling great!
We all know that we’re supposed to brush our teeth at least twice a day, but proper brushing is vital to making the practice effective. In fact, not brushing adequately is almost as bad as not brushing at all. Take your time when brushing your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled tooth brush and gently brush all surfaces of the teeth in a circular movement to effectively remove plaque. And don’t forget your tongue! Plaque can also buildup on the tongue, leading to bad breath and other oral health problems.
Use a fluoride toothpaste
Fluoride helps keep the enamel hard and fight harmful bacteria that can eventually lead to tooth decay.
Floss every day
Brushing properly is a major part of the battle but flossing really leads you to the victory line. Flossing removes food particles and plaque that buildup between the teeth and are not always caught by brushing.
Consider adding mouthwash to you daily oral hygiene routine
Mouthwash is a great tool to keep the oral cavity healthy and in balance. It reduces acid in the mouth, helps clean hard to reach areas and re-mineralizes the teeth. If you are unsure of which mouthwash to use, just ask your dentist for a recommendation.
Drink plenty of water
Water is good for overall health, including oral health. Drinking water after meals helps wash off residue left by sticky or acidic foods and beverages between brushing.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, including raw vegetables
Vegetables are wonderful for total wellness and should be a part of every healthy lifestyle. What many people don’t realize is those crunchy, raw vegetables can help wipe away plaque causing bacteria and the chewing stimulates saliva production, so food doesn’t get stuck as easily between the teeth.
Limit sugary foods
We’re not saying that you can’t enjoy treats, but everything in moderation, right? Sugar converts to acid in the mouth which can eat away at the enamel and lead to cavities. Be mindful of how many sugary substances you consume and always brush your teeth or rinse afterward.
Tobacco, in any form, is harmful for overall wellness and the health of your teeth and gums. Tobacco can stain teeth, damage oral tissue, and lead to oral cancer. Stopping tobacco use will greatly improve your oral health and save you money!
Having healthy teeth and gums doesn’t have to be hard work. If you develop an oral hygiene routine and stick to it, your smile can look great with just a little bit of effort. If you would like more information on effective ways to have good oral health, visit us at: https://www.thedentureclinic.co.uk/ or call 020 8629 1226