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If we go back a few centuries, we find that daily tooth care was not a primary concern, leading to health problems. Because of this, few people maintained their teeth throughout life, and difficulties arose when chewing, speaking, or maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. Nowadays, we are more aware of the importance that teeth play in our day-to-day lives, so there is more excellent care for the teeth’ health and appearance. Its alignment influences our health and also offers us numerous aesthetic advantages.
How can we take care of our teeth in a simple but effective way? We all know about brushing and flossing but are there any other ways? The answer is yes! Many ways! Here are some tips that can be implemented in your everyday routine:
- Brush your teeth after every meal.
- Brush all of your teeth in the front, top, and back.
- Using an electric brush ensures more thorough cleaning. Electric toothbrushes have a head that vibrates at high speed and achieves a much more thorough dental cleaning than using a brush for a longer time.
- Don’t be in a rush when brushing your teeth; a standard brushing should take at least 2 or 3 minutes.
- Make sure to use an appropriate hardness for your teeth. A toothbrush that is too soft will not clean your teeth thoroughly, but one that is too hard can cause bleeding and pain.
- Change the brush every six months. Some toothbrushes come with bristles that change colour when it’s time to change them.
- When the gums bleed, it indicates that there is some problem in the mouth. If the bleeding persists, see your dentist.
- Ask your dentist if an antibacterial mouthwash is right for you.
- Flossing is an excellent complement to take care of your teeth. You can use it to clean the areas between the teeth that the brush cannot reach. Glide the floss gently between the teeth and along the gum line every night.
- To keep your breath fresh and improve your oral hygiene, you can brush your tongue.
In addition to these tips, you should visit your dentist at least once a year and whenever you notice pain in the gums and teeth or have persistent bleeding. Your dentist will check that cavities or diseases have not formed in your gums and inform you of your teeth’ general condition. If your dentist does not find any signs of cavities, it means that you are doing an excellent job of taking care of your teeth. A dentist such as Ten Dental would be able to advise you if there were any issues, however.
In addition to brushing and flossing, you can keep your teeth healthy by monitoring your diet. Bacteria in the mouth form acid when they metabolize sugar in food. That acid is responsible for forming cavities. If you eat a lot of sugar, you will be favoring the generation of that acid that can bite your teeth. On the contrary, fruit, vegetables, and drinking water instead of soda will help you always have a perfect smile.