There are so many reasons to keep your teeth and gums healthy and the good news is, it’s really easy to do! Here are six simple ways to look after your mouth and keep those nasty dental diseases away:
Brush those gnashers!
This might sounds obvious, but a lot of people actually don’t brush properly. When you brush, make sure you cover every tooth and don’t brush too hard, as this can harm your enamel and stop it from doing it’s job! It’s also important to spend at least two minutes brushing to make sure you don’t miss any bits out.
Don’t forget the fluoride
Fluoride is a mineral that has massive benefits for our oral health. It helps to keep our tooth enamel nice and strong. Most toothpastes have fluoride in them, but when brushing your kiddies’ teeth. They don’t need as much fluoride, but your dentist will be able to give you a good idea of how much you should be using.
Floss floss floss
Flossing helps you reach those pesky parts of the mouth that you can’t easily get to with a toothbrush, like those tiny gaps between your teeth. Your dental hygienist can help you master a good flossing technique and answer all your oral hygiene questions.
Don’t be a stranger to your dentist
If you want to keep your oral health in good shape, you can’t be skimping on your dental appointments. They help your dentist spot signs of decay and gum disease that you might not have noticed yourself. That way you can get them treated as soon as possible!
Watch your mouth
You should always keep tabs on your oral health and nip to the dentist if you notice anything strange, like bleeding when you brush your teeth or a painful sensitive feeling when you drink something very hot or cold.
Choose your foods wisely
Our diet is strongly linked to our oral health and your teeth will thank you for making good food choices. Try to avoid highly sugary or acidic foods and make sure you wait at least 45 minutes to an hour before you brush your teeth, because brushing too soon after a meal can harm your tooth enamel.