We’ve compiled a list of some of the very best dental habits you should be adopting in 2020 in order to help get a brighter smile and ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be. Here are some of our top tips that we recommend you make habits.
This is probably one of the most simple and easiest ways to maintain your white smile and healthy gums. It’s important to ensure your brushing your teeth in 45 degree angles to ensure your cleaning both your teeth and your gums. Don’t be too harsh when brushing your teeth and apply a light pressure to help remove any stains or plaque build up. It’s also important then when brushing your teeth you spend a good 3 minutes doing so to make sure you’re cleaning all areas of your teeth. Your tongue and roof of your mouth should also be brushed as these can harvest bacteria too. It’s advised that you brush your teeth after every meal but if that’s not possible then try to brush at least twice a day.
Flossing is something that is often overlooked when it comes to oral hygiene. There are certain areas in your mouth that a toothbrush can’t reach. This is where flossing become invaluable. Flossing is extremely effective at getting to the hard to reach areas between your teeth to ensure that you’re removing any dirt or bacteria that could be lingering and causing your teeth to decay. It’s advised that you floss at least once a day for the best results.
Soda and certain types of alcoholic drinks are often full of sugar. White wine and cocktails in particular. Too much of these types of drinks can cause teeth to decay due to the high amounts of sugar in the drinks. Try to cut back on these or switch to sugar free drinks. You’ll notice the difference in the long run and your teeth will thank you. Coffee is also a well known culperet for staining teeth. Too much coffee can leave teeth looking stained and yellow. This type of staining can often be quite difficult to remove and will need more than a toothbrush to do so.
As well as protecting your teeth you should also help strengthen your teeth too. Calcium is one of the most effective ways of strengthening your teeth. When your teeth are strong and healthy they’re less likely to chip or crack. Drinking milk, eating cheese, yogurt and broccoli are all great ways to get sources of calcium into your body and to help build up the strength in your teeth. If you also want to avoid bleeding gums and cracked teeth then you should be consuming some form of vitamin D and vitamin B.
Not all mouthwashes are effective for cleaning teeth and some only help to clean your gums so be sure to read the back of each product carefully to find the right mouthwash for you. Try to get a mouthwash that contains chlorine dioxide. Mouthwash should only be used in conjunction with a healthy oral health routine. It should be used after both flossing and brushing and should be used at least once a day.
Don’t wait for a toothache to come on or notice that your gums are bleeding to go to your dentist. If you’re serious about your oral health then you should be visiting your dentist regularly for check ups and inspections. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash won’t be enough to avoid attending a dentist. You’re dentist will be able to advise you on what is the best course of action for your teeth and assess how healthy your teeth and gums are. It’s important to note that when it comes to dental work, the earlier the problem is treated the cheaper it will be.
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