Are you tired of hearing this sound of someone calling “you should check with your dentist” or the war on fighting cavities and bad breath. Thankfully, you can find tips on dental care to help you keep your teeth healthy and stay away from the dentist.
To Do List
- Brush regularly, at least twice a day, once in the morning and again before going to bed. While you are at it make sure to position the bristles of your toothbrush at a 45° angle near your gum line and in a circular motion start brushing the outer/inner layer of your teeth and gums gently in order to avoid bleeding. Then, brush the roof and the surface of your mouth to remove any leftover bacteria, which might cause bad breath.
- Use small, gentle, circular strokes. You will irritate your gum if you’re brushing too roughly.
- Use a fluoride based toothpaste which can ensure the best health and well being for your teeth.
- Don’t forget to change your toothbrush every 3 months to avoid bacteria build up on the bristles.
- Floss your teeth at least once a day; that keeps them clean and free from particles which can cause germ buildup or use a water oral irrigator (water flosser).
- Mouthwash is not only good for fresh breath, but also good for the teeth. Make sure that you use a fluoride based one which will be most useful for the well being of your teeth.
Non't To Do List
- Avoid smoking. Smoking can easily cause bad breath, tobacco spots and other oral diseases, even bring great harm to your health.
- Limit your coffee and tea intake. They are clearly known to cause stains on your teeth.
- Avoid intake of too many sticky sweets. They can stick to your teeth and cause numerous infections and/or diseases.
- Don’t ever chew on ice and don't use your teeth to open up say canned or bottled items. It can lead to chipping or permanent damage to your teeth.
- Use a non-alcoholic mouthwash if you’re over fifty. As you get older, you are more likely to have sensitive teeth and gums, and alcohol can inflame these areas.
Overall, this list of do and not to do is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive, but following these tips, you’ll have a beautiful smile the quick and easy way, and stay away from dentist.