Simple New Year Goals to Improve Teeth Health
Improving the health of your teeth has shown to help progress your overall health. Changing your dental care routine for the better does not have to be significant, as a few small upgrades can have a lasting effect on your teeth. We have put together some simple goals you can implement this year, and you will soon be seeing the benefits!
Adults may tell their dentists they are flossing daily, but it’s more likely not as frequent. Flossing might not be enjoyable, but it’s vital for maintaining healthy gums and clean teeth. Getting into the routine of flossing before bed is easy and will mean you are removing food and plaque that has built up in gaps between your teeth during the day. If your teeth are close together, make sure the floss you use is fine, so you can get it between your teeth.
Invest in a Good Toothbrush
You don’t need to get yourself the fanciest and most expensive toothbrush available, but a quality electric toothbrush can have fantastic and immediate results. If you need help finding the right brush head, ask your dentist what they would recommend based on what you need to improve on for your dental health. For example, if plaque is your biggest issue, go for a head that helps reduce it. Once you have a quality toothbrush, you need to remember to brush twice a day, for at least two minutes.
There are several benefits to drinking water; it keeps you hydrated, it helps to avoid overeating and helps flush out the toxins. It is also good to drink for your dental health. Try to avoid sugary drinks – even squash has more sugar than you think – and have water as your go-to drink of choice, especially after meals or snacks. Some parts of the UK have fluoridated water – fluoride is added to the tap water, which is hugely beneficial.
For people who find they have bacterial build up which leads to frequent bad breath, use an antibacterial mouthwash. Antibacterial mouthwashes can get into crevices and clean germs from areas you may not always reach when brushing, this helps prevent bacteria affecting your breath. Regular use of mouthwash also prevents bacteria from spreading to teeth and gums, which can cause cavities. Ask your dentist about the mouthwash that they would recommend.
Use Fluoride Toothpaste
It can be easy to just grab the cheapest toothpaste in the shop, opting for a well-known brand without knowing what you really need when it comes to your dental health. Make sure the toothpaste you use has fluoride and again, ask your dentist what they would recommend. You should also choose a toothpaste with no abrasives as these can lead to more sensitive teeth, receding gums and enamel erosion.
Whiten Your Smile
Finally, one of the most common concerns with dental health is how white your teeth are. Naturally, teeth aren’t incredibly white, due to food and drink, but there are ways you can give them a sparkly white look. Take a look at our professional teeth whitening kit reviews to find which way you can whiten your smile. There are whitening strips, charcoal, oil pulling and professional whitening methods available, that can be done at home.
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