People do say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but when you take a closer look at their smile, you can determine the content of their soul. A shining white tooth makes a good first impression as compared to a sudden bad breath. In this article, you will learn proven tips on how to take care of your teeth. You will also learn the benefits of taking care of your teeth. Even dentist agree that the daily practices you do are more important than regular checkups. Though daily tooth brushing requires very little time, the benefits are immense.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘Oral health is more than just healthy teeth or shining teeth. It encompasses an integral part of our general well-being.’
- Brush at least twice daily
Brush for at least 2 minutes per session. According to the American Dental Association, this will keep your teeth in good shape. When brushing, go for the soft bristled toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste. This will wash out residue particles and clean your mouth of bacteria causing cavities. Don’t brush too hard and don’t drink soda or any sports drink while brushing.
- Brush in the morning
In the morning, the mouth is filled with food particles and bacteria. Not forgetting that it is 96 degrees warm and wet. If you do not brush in the morning, it calcifies or hardens to form what is called plaque, calculus or tartar. Not only do these bacteria cause gum discomfort, but they can also as well cause bad breath hence it is highly recommended you don’t skip brushing in the morning.
- Hey, don’t over brush it
It is possible to overdo it. A lot of people don’t realize that brushing their teeth with a lot of force can do more harm than good. If you have seen ‘friends’, then you will agree that it is possible to overdo dental care. If you brush more than 3 times a day for up to four minutes during each session, this can wear down your gum layer causing serious complications. When your tooth enamel is weak, it exposes these tiny holes in your teeth that lead to nerve endings. When triggered extensively, it causes sores and pains. A lot of Adults suffer from pains resulting from over brushing their teeth. Don’t turbo charge. The best way to do it is to brush your teeth like you are polishing an eggshell. If you brush your teeth as if it is a rock then, you apply too much pressure.
- Floss your teeth
Flossing destroy particles that brushing misses. It helps remove plaque and prevents tartar. If you want to avoid scraping at your next dental checkup, then do more flossing. I know you will be asking, ‘which come first, flossing or brushing?’ Well, it doesn’t matter. As long as you do both daily, you will be fine.
- 5. Stay far away from soda
When you sip soda every day, you are on your way to tooth decay. There is an ongoing campaign, warning people to stay clear of soft drinks and soda. Not just sugar soda but also diet soda. Once the acid in soda eats through the enamel, it creates cavities. To avoid erodes in the structure of your teeth, limit or stop the consumption of soda and related soft drinks. Take good care of your health.
I hope this article helps you to take god care of your tooth and maintain a welcoming smile. Who else doesn’t want to create a memorable first impression?