They help you talk and chew. And sometimes, they can make or break your appearance. Why take them for granted?
See, we tend to assume our teeth will always be there (it’s a possibility, relax?) but maintaining healthy gums and teeth takes a little more effort than just gliding a toothbrush across them once a day. But before we share a few dental tips, has it ever occurred to you the delightful benefits that comes with a healthy mouth? Which includes functional teeth?
According to medical research, a healthy mouth gives a boost of self-confidence that can be seen in mostly careers and relationships. Also, it remarkably transforms your appearance and improves your overall body health too.
So, no matter what age, here are some dental care tips you can embrace to promote healthy teeth:
- For those pearly white-teeth – Brush immediately after eating or drinking foods that stain teeth. Remember to use fluoride free toothpaste which you can order from the site and have it delivered to your preferred pharmacy.
- Change your toothbrush- Dentists recommend at least every two or three months. Otherwise, you’re just transferring bacteria to your mouth. Also, while you’re brushing, place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against your gums and gently moving it in a circular motion, rather than a back-and-forth motion. Grip the toothbrush like a pencil so you don’t scrub too hard.
- Mind your tongue- Use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue and also leave fresh breath. One major cause of bad breath is the buildup of bacteria on the tongue, which a daily tongue scraping will help banish.
- Load up ‘detergent’ foods on your plate- Apples, raw carrots, celery and popcorn are firm and crispy which help clean teeth as they’re eaten. Dentists advise to make ‘detergent’ foods the final food you eat in your meal if you know you won’t be able to brush your teeth right after eating.
- Gargle with mouthwash- Mouthwash helps remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums. If you’re shopping for one, you can make an order on the site
- Floss, floss, floss- Yup! You can even do it with your eyes closed. That’s how easy it is! Be it in your car, at your desk, while in bed, and before important meetings, take out a string and floss. Why? Because it removes bacteria that are the precursors of plaque, which if left to fester will turn into tartar that cannot be removed by regular brushing or flossing.
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