If the eyes are the windows to the soul, what are the teeth? A person can tell so much about us based on our smile that it’s vital that we look after our teeth. But with so much sugary drinks, not to mention the abundance of coffee and red wine flowing these days, it’s more than ever that we look after our teeth. Are there any things that we need to know, apart from the fact that we need to brush your teeth twice a day?
The Ideal Amount Of Time
It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, but it’s about making sure that you do it for the appropriate amount of time (two minutes). Do it for too long and you can run the risk of getting the enamel off your teeth, but if you don’t do it for long enough, it’s not going to make an impact. And once you’re done, make sure you floss. Flossing removes the plaque from between the teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. But in addition to this, you are preventing gum disease by flossing, which can impact your health in so many other ways, such as it being a contributing factor to heart disease or strokes; it makes sense to take that time to floss.
Do You Have Bad Breath?
Approximately 85% of people that have constant bad breath have an underlying dental condition. If you think that you can cover it up with mouthwash, you will only serve to mask the odor, rather than find the underlying cause. If you have concerns, and it’s been going on for so long, be sure to visit a walk in dental clinic and have a discussion with a professional about your concerns. After all, they are there to help you.
It’s Not Just About Brushing Your Teeth…
Your lifestyle will determine the health of your teeth. On a basic level, too much consumption of sugar will form acids in your mouth that attack the enamel of your teeth. This can lead to cavities, as well as gum disease. And if you really struggle with the sweet treat, it’s important to neutralize the acids by drinking more water, but also eating the foods that can minimize the bacteria. Apples are, in many ways, nature’s toothbrush. But if you are fond of soda, this doesn’t mean you can eat the equivalent in apples to balance it out! Lifestyle is everything!
It’s Not Difficult To Have Good Dental Health
It’s all about the right habits. Brushing twice a day, flossing, eating well, but also going for regular check-ups can make all the difference. Once we get into the habit of looking after our teeth properly, we will feel the difference. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of clean teeth. And even if you like the things that prove to be detrimental to your oral health, it’s all about balance. And you can start right now, by getting a new toothbrush, putting just the right amount of toothpaste on, and spending 120 seconds of your time cleaning your teeth.