The mouth is the window to your overall health. Teeth have copious uses, which include chewing and grinding food for digestion, speaking effortlessly, and helping in creating a good looking smile that you wear on your face. However, in your daily lifestyle, you often fail to take appropriate measures to protect these pearly whites, which add glow to your charming smile. Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care.
What are some ways in which you can give virtuous care to your teeth?
One of the simplest ways to take care of your teeth is to intensify your daily dosage of water. Drinking water after every meal can help a lot to rinse away all the debris left in your mouth.
Brushing your teeth properly and twice daily can contribute significantly towards taking care of your teeth. However, it is also important how you brush your teeth and hold your toothbrush. You must brush at least twice a day, holding your brush at 45 degrees over the gum line so that both the tooth line and the gum line are in contact with the bristles of your toothbrush. Dentists suggest that one should brush their teeth for at least two minutes.
You should not forget about cleaning your tongue because many of us do not know that plaque can also be formed on your tongue! Thus your tongue must also be immaculate along with your teeth.
You should not omit brushing before bed from your daily schedule. Brushing your teeth before you go to sleep at night helps to protect against plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. When you hit the bed without brushing, plaque starts to harden and calcify on your teeth. Therefore, brushing your teeth before bed assists you to feel refresh and turnover microbes on the surface of your teeth to prevent stagnant masses of unhealthy plaque.
Other factors which must be included in your daily teeth care routine are:
- Following a healthy diet
- Rinsing your mouth with anti-bacterial mouth rinse and chewing sugarless gum
- Using fluoride toothpaste
- Staying away from caffeine, alcohol, sugary food, smoking, etc.
Most importantly, you should fix an appointment with your dentist, at least twice a year. If you think that it’s time for your next visit, give us a call. We will ensure that we give your teeth an in-depth cleaning to rule out any oral problem that may be on the rise.