Strong oral health is imperative because the mouth, throat, nose, and ears are the gateway to the body. Think of them as the bodyguards stopping harmful bacteria getting into the club. Sorry, but not today thank you very much.
Sadly, too many people don’t take their oral hygiene seriously. If you want to prevent respiratory and immune problems, as well as common coughs and colds, you need to be on point. To do that, a routine is perfect as it sets high standards. But, brushing twice a day and flossing isn’t comprehensive enough. It’s a start, but it’s only a start.
Here are the tips you should incorporate.
Use The Right Paste
There are lots of products on the market and all of them look the same. However, they are different and it’s what is under the hood that counts. According to the American Dental Association, fluoride is essential to help prevent cavities. It also helps to preserve enamel and stops the dentine from being exposed which is yellow. Always read the label to check the ingredients and to see if they are helpful or harmful. Alternatively, look for the ADA logo or seal of approval that means the organization recommends the toothpaste.
Throw Out Your Brush
As in every three months and then replace it with a fresh one. After twelve weeks, the bristles lose performance and aren’t able to keep the mouth as fresh as usual. Plus, old brushes are a haven for bacteria that need a place to breed. Using an infected toothbrush means there’s a good chance of an infection, and if not, your mouth will be full of smelly germs. A monthly toothbrush subscription is an excellent solution as it stops you from having to worry about buying a new one. It turns up on your door ready to use.
And Don’t Overuse It
You want your mouth to be as clean as possible which is why you brush regularly. Truthfully, it’s too much because you whip out the brush and paste combination at least four times a day. Rather than strengthening your teeth and gums, it has the opposite effect. The fluoride strips away the protective coating of the teeth and the thick bristles add insult to injury. When this happens, harmful bacteria can be more potent than ever. The trick is to stick to brushing twice a day and do it strategically. Always do it in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed.
Okay, this isn’t a secret. Still, it isn’t a no-brainer for lots of people as they’re scared of the dentist. They think a medical professional is going to perform unnecessary procedures for their pleasure. In reality, they get deep into the crevices of the mouth to ensure nothing is wrong. This helps them to spot issues before they escalate out of control. So, be mature about it and face your fears head-on. After all, dentists know more about oral health than anyone on the planet.
Are you taking care of your oral hygiene?