TIPS FOR YOUR ORAL CARE ROUTINE
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!
- Brush Properly and Regularly! It is important to know how to properly brush in order to eliminate all bacteria that may cause plaque buildup- whether it is in the gums, teeth, or tongue. Do not brush more times than necessary otherwise your enamel will wear out.
- Use a Fluoridated Toothpaste! Fluoride is the best defense you can have against tooth decay. So why not use a fluoridated toothpaste, right?
- Floss, Floss, Floss! This activity isn’t just meant to get rid of small food stuck in between your teeth. It is also meant to stimulate your gums and lessen the probability of inflammation in the area. Tip: there are ready-to-use dental flossettes which can aid you if you have floss difficulties.
Gargle with a Mouthwash! Most people skip this because they think it’s just for keeping your breath pleasant. What you don’t understand is, mouthwashes keep your breath fresh and cool because they help in eliminating the plaques in hard to reach areas, re-mineralize the teeth, and reduces the amount of acid in your mouth.
- Drink lots of Water and Avoid Acidic Foods! Water is the best liquid there is for health. This includes the improvement of both your dental and oral health. Aside from the normal benefits, drinking water every after meal helps eliminate the remaining acids and sugar in your mouth. Sugary and acidic drinks and food erode your enamel which makes the teeth look yellowish! So avoid having too much snacks in between meals!
Go for Fruits and Vegetables! Aside from citrusy fruits, chewing vegetables and fruits help you improve the condition of your mouth as it does not only exercise your jaws, but also contributes healthy fiber!
And there you have it! Take care of your oral health and flash a bright white smile!