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Tips For Perfect Dental Health

Tips For Perfect Dental Health

A toothache. Bleeding gums. Cavities. Fillings. Dental aches can be quite painful, and the treatment can be long and expensive. Which is why the adage ‘Prevention is better than cure’ holds true when it comes to looking after your dental health. 

A good, regular dental health routine along with regular visits to the dentist can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and pain-free and avoid long-term problems. Not to mention having sparkling teeth and that dazzling smile!

This post shares useful tips for a simple – yet effective – dental health routine. 

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1. Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day… Everyday

This is the most basic rule of good dental hygiene, yet so many people don’t follow this golden rule. One cannot stress enough the importance of brushing your teeth every morning and every night. 

When and how you brush is also important. Brush the first thing in the morning (even before your first cup of tea or coffee) in order to remove the bad bacteria and bad breath that has accumulated through the night. Also, don’t go to sleep without brushing at night – this is very important as it helps remove any food stuck on or in between your teeth which could build up as plaque; it also helps protect your teeth from sugar-related damage. If you’ve consumed a sweet drink or too many sugary or sticky foods during the day, brush in between meals as well. 

Flossing every night before bed is also a great practice to include in your nightly brushing routine as is using a mouthwash after brushing (not instead of brushing!). Yes, flossing helps to get those pesky hard-to-reach food bits that get stuck in between your teeth out, but more importantly, it also helps to stimulate and reduce inflammation of the gums and helps in preventing the build-up of plaque. 

Mouthwash helps to clean and protect your teeth and gums further, reducing the acid and sugar build-up on your teeth. 

2. Don’t Miss Your Regular Dentist Appointments 

Most of us only think of visiting our dentist when we have a toothache or sore gums or some other dental problem. However, if we stay up-to-date with our dental appointments, we could possibly avoid these emergency dental appointments and have great, problem-free teeth and gums. 

If you haven’t already registered with a dentist, do that. http://www.prestoncommonsdentalcare.com/ is a good dental care practice to register with if you’re in Dallas, Texas. 

3. Don’t Eat Too Many Sweet Foods 

Sugary foods can cause a number of health issues and can be disastrous for your teeth as well, leading to cavities, tooth decay, accumulation of plaque and loss of enamel which then causes further teeth problems and gum diseases. 

If you do consume sweet foods often, then remember to brush your teeth afterwards or at least gargle with a mouthwash that specialises in sugar-acid protection. 

4. Drinking More Water Helps!

You probably know the benefits of drinking more water and how it’s great for good health, but it is also great for good dental care. Drinking water after every meal helps wash out some of the negative effects of acidic or sweet foods and drinks in between brushes. 

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The Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

The Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Teeth! Keeping them healthy is one of the most important things we can do. Yet, it seems as if we often forget to take proper care of our mouths. Fortunately, you can find out about the most effective ways to keep your mouth happy and your teeth healthy in the post below. 

Keep ‘em clean 

It may seem like a no-brainer but one of the best ways you can keep your teeth healthy is to make sure you keep them clean. Of course, dabbing a bit of toothpaste on the end of your finger and switching it around your mouth isn’t going to cut it here. 

Instead, you need to brush after every meal and use floss to remove any food particles that get trapped between your teeth. The good news is that there are now air and water electric flossers on the market, which makes the whole process more effective and easier too. 

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Straighten ‘em 

Straight teeth are far easier to clean than crooked ones. This is because crooked teeth over overlap or leave large gaps which can be ideal breeding grounds for bacteria, plaque, and over time tooth decay. However, teeth that are correctly in line make brushing and flossing properly that much easier. 

With that in mind, if you have crooked teeth you may wish to consider visiting your dentist to find out about the different types of straightening methods on offer. Invisalign braces, made from plastic and almost undetectable on the teeth are a partially popular choice right now, as they provide all the benefits of a brace with none of the downsides. 

Watch your diet 

If you want to keep your teeth healthy, eating and drinking the right things is vital. Raw vegetables are great for mouth health as they can help to clean teeth as they are being chewed. On the other hand, things like refined sugar, coffee, and red wine are bad news for mouth health. Indeed, coffee and red wine can stain teeth, ridding them of their natural whiteness, while sugar is just the energy source that the bacteria that live in our mouths need to create plaque which can lead to tooth decay. 

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In the end, it’s best to limit these types of food altogether. Although, if you do consume these problems food, brushing and flossing directly after is the best way to minimize any damage. 

Invest in good quality dental products 

An electric toothbrush can provide our mouth with a far more effective clean than a manual one. Some even tell you how long to spend brushing each quadrant of your mouth, and others will let you know if you are brushing too hard, something that can do a lot of damage to your gums if you’re not careful. 

Additionally, when it comes to toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash investing in good quality or even specialist products can pay off in the long term. For example, people that experience bleeding when brushing their teeth can get specialist paste and mouthwash to combat this, something that could help them to prevent tooth loss later on. 

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