Many people mistake healthy teeth for being high maintenance. This is not always the case.
There are many changes you can make in your daily life now that will soon bring you healthier, prettier pearly whites without having to resort to cosmetic dentistry.
Stop with the bad brushing habits.
Whether you brush too quick and rough or lightly brush your teeth for a long period of time, know that your pearly whites need something a little more in between to ensure healthy teeth.
Brushing too softly means plaque and food particles aren’t properly getting removed from your teeth. Start brushing right.
Brush for two minutes, twice a day. Don’t brush too quickly or too softly; apply the perfect amount of pressure. If your gums are bleeding or mouth is in pain after brushing, or if your teeth are still gritty afterwards, you’re doing it wrong.
Munch on healthy snacks
Fruits, veggies, nuts, cheese, and sugarless yogurt make for great healthy snacks. Healthy foods are full of vitamins and minerals important to build strong, healthy teeth
Dairy products in particular contain healthy bacteria (probiotics) great in fighting oral bacteria and offer calcium to strengthen teeth and bones. Eating snacks throughout the day also increases saliva flow helpful in washing away excess food particles and bacteria. This also prevents dry mouth.
Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks
The more sugar you intake, the more oral (and general) bacteria that will be present in your body.
This means a higher risk of many oral-related diseases and conditions such as gum disease in severe cases.
Keep your mouth happy and healthy by limiting the amount of sugar you consume.
Drink more water
Drinking more water reduces dry mouth, bad breath, and buildup of oral bacteria and food particles.
Keeping hydrated throughout the day is a fairly simple task healthy in more ways than one.
Start chewing sugarless gum after eating.
Chewing gum (with no added sugar) is a great and simple way to ensure healthier teeth.
This promotes saliva production, a lessened risk of dry mouth, cleaner teeth with less oral bacteria and less food stuck between the teeth, and offers more desirable breath.
It’s also been said that gum is healthy in strengthening the jaw bone thanks to consistent chewing.
Don’t be lazy about your teeth.
Most of all, don’t be lazy about your teeth. Whether this means skipping out on flossing, avoiding dental visits because you’re “too busy,” or only brushing your teeth once a day, one should not be lazy when it comes to their oral health.
Even something as simple as not brushing your teeth for one full day can cause potential for oral issues in the future.
Another lazy habit people have with their teeth is avoiding going to the dentist if a problem arises. Tooth pain, cavities, and gum inflammation are just some of the things people look offer and avoid asking or going to a dentist to ensure everything is okay.
Don’t do this. Bad habits like these are easy to acquire, so avoid them before they start.
Always take the extra precautions when it comes to your oral health. After all, consistent neglection will lead to issues sooner than you think and even other issues throughout your body eventually. It’s more serious than it seems.