Maintaining your own oral health is not difficult, time-consuming or expensive. It is actually very easy. Here are tips to follow that will keep your mouth healthy.
Sip drinks through a straw to help prevent acid erosion.
Scrape your tongue to eliminate bad breath.
Floss before you brush to get rid of food particles more effectively.
Teeth like other body part change as we age, that’s why we should keep up with routine checkups that monitor those changes in order to keep you as healthy as possible. In fact here is some dentist recommended ways to treat common dental problems so you can show off your smile with confidence.
Eating foods like oranges, raspberries, and pineapples, which have a high acidic content, can be great for your waistline but not for your smile. These foods can increase your risk of acid erosion, the wearing down of your tooth’s hard outer layer. Coffee and soda are bad for your teeth’s enamel, too.
When acid hits the enamel, it wears down the surface of your teeth. This causes your teeth to get weak, dull, thin, and yellow.
Although there are methods that enable us to keep eating our favorite citrus fruits, juices and what not like these;
Sip drinks through a straw to lessen the effect of acid on your teeth. “When you drink through a straw, this doesn’t allow the tooth to bathe in the acid liquid.
Swishing water around your mouth after eating and drinking can help protect your enamel. In fact, if you swish water around and swallow, you’re lowering the amount of acid in your oral cavity that causes erosion.
Garlic, onion, and spices may add tons of flavor to your meals, but they’re also most likely the culprit behind smelly breath. To eliminate the stink, pay extra attention to your tongue when you brush and floss.
Our tongue must be raked or scraped with the toothbrush in order to successfully clean it. Yet most people brush it, this just compacts the debris and bacteria. In order to help you with this tongue, scrapers are sold in most drugstores.
Mouthwash can also help eliminate bad breath but we recommend to choose natural formulas that don’t contain alcohol or triclosan, which is an antibiotic. Alcohol can irritate canker sores, and cause other
This is why not just for your health’s sake, but for your teeth, too, citing research that people who eat more sugar have more tooth decay.
Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth consumes the sugars you eat. Sugar gives bacteria on your teeth energy, allowing them to multiply and start the process of tooth decay.
Flossing is the easiest and most important thing you can do to prevent decay.
For more oral health advice and information make an appointment with us today. Meanwhile, make sure you floss before you brush. By flossing first, you will be removing all the food particles from between your teeth. Instead of pushing them farther in between your teeth.