It’s clear our oral health has a huge impact on our general well-being. In reality, good oral health is a very valuable component of a healthy lifestyle.
Due to this, it is right to consider being healthy as a vital component of our plans for this year and beyond.
Here are a few of the beneficial tips that can surely help us thrive this 2017:
- Make it a habit to brush your teeth at least twice a day every day.
Surely, you may find this quite obvious. However, admit it or not, many of us forget to brush our teeth as we are often too busy to do it.
It is advised to pick a toothbrush that comes with a small head as this can help reach and clean the areas of the mouth that are difficult to get to. Also, choose and buy toothpaste that contains fluoride. This mineral aids in shielding teeth, strengthening teeth and decreasing tooth decay.
- Make flossing a daily habit.
To get rid of food particles stuck between the teeth, along with plaque, tartar, and other sorts of bacteria, flossing is one great solution. By means of flossing, you are more likely to combat gum disease from developing. This is because flossing clears away food debris and bacteria from accumulating on or in between the teeth or even on the gums.
Apart from these, having the right type of floss is vital for better oral health. When picking dental floss, make sure that is compatible to your gums and teeth. For instance, if your teeth are positioned very close together, opt for a dental floss that comes with a waxed coating. This shall aid the floss to easily glide through the teeth.
- Rinse with a fluoride-based mouthwash.
Gargling or rinsing with oral rinse an hour after brushing your teeth can greatly help with removing food debris as well as other bacteria which may be stuck within the teeth, gums, and entire mouth. In so doing, bacteria and debris will be reduced, so you’re less prone to accumulating more plaque. Keep in mind that the less plaque you have, the better.
A mouthwash that contains fluoride aids in strengthening the teeth’s enamel. When the enamel becomes stronger, it makes it difficult for plaque to linger and for acid to damage the teeth, gums. and the entire mouth as a whole.
- Make it a habit to visit your dentist at least every six months or as advised.
Bear in mind that even though you know and think that your teeth are alright, and you feel that you don’t really need dental treatment, it is still imperative to see your dentist for an exhaustive oral examination.
You deserve to feel, look, and be your best this year. This way, you are more than prepared to face whatever comes your way. Invest in your health, and it will be easier for you to accomplish your goals, health-wise.