Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy Besides Brushing
Taking good care of your teeth is a routine that’s going to pay you back in spades when you get older. Small irregularities in your routine tend to build up to become bigger problems over time — and the effort you put into maintaining them now will determine how long you get to keep them.
Here is a handful of ways to make sure that your teeth stay white and sparkling for as long as possible.
It doesn’t just make it a bit easier to go to the dentist once a year, though, and the confidence and health that comes with proper dental care should be enough reasons to spend some extra time on them.
- Flossing, rinsing, as well as brushing
Let’s start with the most basic dental routine first. We all know that brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is alpha omega to taking care of your teeth — yet, some people seem to have much healthier teeth than others. Are they doing anything else for their teeth that regular people have missed out on?
The secret to stepping up your dental routine slightly is to avoid a dry mouth. The reasoning is actually quite simple; a dry mouth is not finding it too easy to keep those bacterias at bay and that’s why staying hydrated will also help you to keep those teeth cleaner.
Hydrate with water, though, as fruit juice may cause those bacteria attacks to get a bit worse. Keep a glass next to your bed at night when you wake up with a dry mouth and remember to rinse with water after having a cup of coffee or tea as well.
Sure, leaning back in that chair and opening your mouth widely while a stranger peeks in is not really something anyone enjoys too much. You’re going to enjoy it way less if you haven’t been there in years, though, so make sure that you book that dentist appointment once a year and remember to get that deep clean over with as well.
A dentist can do so much more for your teeth than just checking whether or not you have any holes; they will look into getting dental implants for you in case you need it, advise you on how to take even better care of them, and fix any problems you might have with your jaw.
Dental problems tend to be terribly painful and having them checked is, therefore, about more than just looking beautiful and confident.
- Using an electric toothbrush
No matter how well you brush and how carefully you tend to your teeth, you could still be missing out on the great benefits of an electric toothbrush. It’s the kind of stuff your dentist would recommend as well, by the way, as they tend to notice it if you use an electric one or a manual one without even having to ask.
Make the investment now or wish for one this Christmas and you will definitely notice the difference in just a few nights. It just makes it a bit easier to smile brightly and feel confident the next time you’re booking that dentist appointment.