To make sure that we are really taking care of our teeth and gums properly, it is a must that we rely on the services of dental health experts. However, with good oral hygiene, one can never go wrong. If you’re interested to know more, Scott Street Dental team frequently post useful blogs at scottstdental.com.au/blog. Here are some tips from the experts on how to effectively care for your pearly whites.
- Brush, brush, brush. This one is a no-brainer. A lot of TV ads advise us that brushing our teeth 2-3 times a day is the way to go. When cleaning your teeth, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and do circular instead of sawing motions. These tips will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums without damaging the tooth surface.
- Use fluoride toothpaste. With the rise of environment-friendly products, some people turn to organic, non-fluoridated kinds of toothpaste. They think that if they are brushing their teeth regularly, it doesn’t matter if their toothpaste has fluoride or not. But since fluoride is a mineral that is necessary to make the teeth strong and fight cavities, they are missing a good component in proper brushing.
- Floss every day. This practice makes a huge difference especially for people with overcrowded teeth. There are certainly hard-to-reach surfaces inside the mouth that brushing is not enough. Flossing gets rid of the food particles, plaque, and other bacteria in between your teeth, making tooth decay a thing of the past.
- Avoid vices. Dental health experts will all agree that smoking, drinking, and overconsumption of caffeinated drinks will affect the appearance and health of your teeth. Smoking affects the body’s immune system. these habits can stain your teeth, and we all know that yellowish teeth are never pretty.
- Avoid sugary sweets. Sugar is the favorite food of bacteria. So when you forgot to brush your teeth, bacteria will surely feast on it, causing cavities that damage the tooth enamel as well. Skip of candies, starchy food and drinks and eat more vegetables and other fiber-rich foods instead.