Too lazy to get up and brush your teeth tonight? If you want to achieve a perfect bright smile, you must think again! But the question is, is brushing alone enough to keep your teeth white and healthy? Do you really know how to brush properly? More importantly, are you putting your attention into the right aspects?
See, the mouth is one of the most taken for granted parts of our body. Used for eating, smiling, speaking, and even breathing.
Unfortunately we neglect the hygiene maintenance of the other parts of our mouth such as the gums, the cheeks, and the tongue. We assume that simply brushing our teeth twice or thrice daily is enough. Unaware that there is more to dental and oral health care than just a toothbrush, a toothpaste, and a mouthwash.
Take drinking sodas for example; those sweet drinks expose our teeth to sugar which are the primary cause of plaques that gradually destroy our teeth. The drink’s acid content, moreover, contribute to the erosion of the tooth enamel, which, when too thin, shows the yellowish tissue behind it.
In order to avoid these adverse consequences, we set our minds into brushing our teeth daily, thinking that the elimination of plaques caused by bacteria will help us keep our teeth sturdy, white and healthy. Is this true, though? Of course, it is!
However, it is important to note that brushing alone is still not enough- particularly because plaques dwell not only on the visible areas of the teeth, but also on the gums and tongue which may not be given attention or remains unreached while brushing.
If such plaques in these areas are not removed, it will most likely lead into conflicts such as the development of gum problems that may be categorized into three levels from the least to the most severe: the gingivitis, the periodontitis, and the advanced periodontitis.
Starting from simple inflammation and tendencies of bleeding, these gum diseases can go as much as harm the bones and tissues holding your teeth together. Hence, if not given the proper attention, the dream of having a perfect set of white teeth may be unreachable, regardless of how many times you brush daily. Oh! And remember that brushing more than thrice a day may even cause more damage!
In addition to this, taking care of the mouth is not limited into giving your gums and teeth attention. Cleaning of the tongue is important as bacteria sit on the top layer of the tongue which needs to be cleaned by the toothbrush or a tongue cleaner. Brushing, flossing, cleaning of the tongue along with One Click Smile routine you can maintain a younger & more youthful looking smile always. Here then, are some more tips for a better oral care routine!
And there you have it! Take care of your oral health and flash a bright white smile!