No More Cavities
This was when I was still growing. Now that I’m all grown up, I still hear the echoes of her voice because she did an excellent job impacting this value into me.
Like me, you’re probably tired of hearing “ it’s good to brush your teeth twice a day”
I know, I know it’s Cliche. While all these are true, but that’s not what I want to talk about today.
What I want to talk about today is oral health care.
The following paragraphs will explain 10 oral healthcare tips everyone should know about.
1) Change your brushes every 3-4 months.
That’s a clear signal that it’s time to change your brush.
Sometimes, the bristles of your toothbrush start to bend (especially if you’re the type who likes to chew toothbrushes).
Your toothbrush is SCREAMING FOR HELP; PLEASE CHANGE IT.
When you have finished brushing your mouth, what do you do? Toss your brush at the sink or in a drawer?
The right way is to place the brush in an upright position allowing for maximum water drainage.
Although some bathrooms have built-in toothbrush stands, others like mine don’t.
The Eva Toothbrush Holder is the one I use.
3) Do not share your toothbrush.
They are like “If we can share saliva when kissing, then I can share my toothbrush”.
THIS IS VERY WRONG as the sharing of toothbrushes can transfer bacteria from one person’s mouth to another.
Always have a couple of extra toothbrushes for changing as well as for your visitors.
People often forget the tongue when it comes to brushing the mouth.
It’s quite unfortunate that they aren’t aware that not brushing the teeth can lead to halitosis (bad breath).
Although most toothbrushes have tongue scrapers, others don’t.
Even if your toothbrush doesn’t have a tongue scraper, use the bristles of your brush to scrub your tongue.
And the best for this action is the Oral B rechargeable toothbrush, already spoken about above.
5) Floss your teeth.
Flossing diminishes the possibility of you getting cavities and gum disease.
Ideally, Flossing should be done after every meal, but the American Dental Association recommends that Flossing should be done at least 1 time per day.
What are you waiting for? Go grab your Oral-B Floss Picks NOW.
Gargling with apple cider vinegar also aids in proper digestion.
I drink water every morning before I eat. On some occasions, I add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink to kick start my metabolism.
If I don’t want to drink it, I just gargle apple cider vinegar solution for 2-3 minutes, swish, then pour it out before I eat my breakfast.
7) Chew bacteria-killing tablets.
Other times, I chew these tablets when I don’t have a floss around. I just pop one into my mouth, chew, swish, swallow, and it refreshes my whole mouth.
The Listerine Chewable Mint Flavor tablet kills bad breath germs and helps prevent tartar buildup.
What excites me about these chewable tablets is that it’s sugar-free, alcohol-free and lasts for up to 4 hours, unlike chewing gum.
Philips Sonicare antibacterial rinse is an alcohol-free mouthwash which gets rid of plaque that leads to gingivitis
It is advice able to rinse your mouth daily with this mouthwash at least once a day (preferably at night)
So as to kill all the bacteria that must have been sitting in your teeth the whole day.
Plus, the way it makes your mouth fresh is something TO DIE FOR; not literally of course 🙂
9) Go to the Dentist for Checkup.
But it shouldn’t be this way as you should visit the dentist once every 6 months.
Schedule an appointment and try as much as possible not to miss it.
I bet you, YOUR TEETH WILL THANK YOU.
Many toothpaste and mouthwashes strip good bacteria from your mouth as they get rid of bacteria.
Probiotics replenish these good bacteria which helps to break down food consumed thereby increasing digestion.
Probiotics freshen your breath and strengthen your Sinuses, Ear, Nose, and Throat.
The Probiotics I recommend is Pro-Dental. It is vegan and sugar-free.
Pro-Dental is not only good for your mouth, but it is also good for your gut.
HELP! I CAN’T STOP SMILING BECAUSE MY MOUTH AND TEETH ARE HEALTHY.
Oral health care is very important as bad oral health can lead to many digestive problems.
Digestion begins from the mouth. A healthy mouth will break down unhealthy food, but an unhealthy mouth will cause severe digestive problems as unhealthy bacteria from your mouth is being introduced into your digestive system.
Therefore, oral health care is a priority if you want to avoid falling sick from issues coming from your gut.
Are there any other tips to maintain the health of your mouth and teeth? Please let us know in the comments below.