Simple Ways You Can Follow For Healthy Teeth
There’s a common misconception that if you skip brushing once, it won’t cause any issues. It is because of this misconception that people often don’t realize how fragile teeth can be. Even skipping once can have an adverse effect on your teeth, mainly because food pieces still remain between your teeth. Skipping brushing your teeth can have an even bigger impact if you’ve been eating sweet food with lots of sugar (or if you’ve been drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes).
So, I wanted to educate and help all of you understand why some habits are bad. In the case of this article, we’ll be talking about the methods you should use to keep your teeth protected and your smile beautiful.
The first way to keep your teeth healthy and strong is simply by brushing your teeth. Most people brush their teeth two times a day, but you can increase this number by brushing after each meal. It isn’t necessary, but you’ll get rid of leftover food and thus minimize the negative effects it might have on your teeth.
On top of that, make sure you replace your toothbrush at least three times a year (every four months should do). If you feel the toothbrush hurting your gums or causing bleeding, it’s already time to replace it. So don’t wait too long and let your gums and teeth suffer; get a new toothbrush often (extra advice: get a toothbrush with soft bristles that won’t hurt you while brushing).
Limit Chocolates and Sugar Food
We all know that chocolate isn’t good for teeth, and neither are sugary foods (or drinks for that matter), but it’s just so good! I understand how difficult it can be to stop eating chocolate (believe me, I’ve tried), but it’s necessary if you want to keep your teeth into old age.
Caries is a pretty big issue that kids usually experience the most, but adults aren’t protected against it at all. The main reason kids are more exposed is because, well, they eat more sweets and they often lack proper oral hygiene!
So, you’d be wise to limit chocolates (you don’t have to stop completely, lower the amount) to keep your teeth safe!
Flossing might sound redundant since you’re already brushing your teeth (which incidentally is the main reason people don’t floss) but it’s actually very helpful. A toothbrush, although very flexible and capable at cleaning your teeth, can’t clean out everything. Some tiny food pieces always remain (popcorn kernel anyone?) and a toothbrush won’t be able to get rid of it easily.
Instead, you should floss! Flossing takes a minute or two but can keep the space between your teeth free of food pieces or anything similar.
On top of that, if you want your teeth to be white and shiny, I recommend charcoal toothpaste (but the finer ones).
See Your Dentist for Regular Check-Ups
Dentists generally expect their patients to come back for regular check-ups every three months. This is enough time for the situation in your mouth to change (if there’s anything wrong) but not enough time for any serious damage to occur.
Dentists can catch new and appearing issues before they cause too many problems for you. If there’s any indication of caries, going for regular check-ups might save you a lot of time and money (and pain!). No one likes pain.
So, make sure you talk with your dentist about how often you should go for check-ups, but it should be anywhere between 2-4 months.
Stay Aware of Acidic Foods
Our teeth aren’t indestructible, and they’re quite sensitive to acids. This will sound gross, but if you’ve ever regurgitated and your teeth felt weird – it’s because the acid has influenced them. If teeth stay in acid for a long time, they’ll dissolve completely (mind you, it takes a lot of time).
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use lemons in your life, but be mindful of the potential effects (everything in moderation).
About the Guest Author:
My name is Jessica and I am a natural and organic product nut! I built discovercharcoaltoothpaste.org to let my readers know about the wonderful benefits and results of activated charcoal for oral hygiene. I have been using natural toothpaste for almost 4 years now and am very happy with the result.
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