Keeping your gums and by extension, your teeth healthy is about the best
investment you can make. Think about it. You have one set of teeth for
your entire adult life. If you don’t take care of them:
- They will start to cause you pain
- They will look bad and can cause bad breath which is awkward in social
- They will need frequent visits to the dentist to fix which will get expensive over time
- They can even fall out which makes eating a lot more difficult
To ensure that you avoid these problems, you should follow these tips:
Don’t skimp on your tooth brush!
That doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton but make sure it is a quality
brush. One with soft bristles will be the most comfortable to use and
if it has crisscross bristles, it will help remove plaque from the hard
to reach places. Also, you should replace your toothbrush about every
three to four months. If it is to worn out, it loses effectiveness.
Brush At Least twice a day! Plaque has bacteria in it which interacts with the sugar in food and releases
an acid. This acid is what tears down the enamel on your teeth causing
them to become vulnerable. It also irritates your gums. If you brush frequently,
you keep the plaque to a minimum so there isn’t enough acid to worry about.
Floss Daily! Even if you brush like a madman, there will still be some food debris
and plaque stuck between your teeth that you miss. Since it is pressed
right up against your teeth and gums, it will start to cause a lot of
problems when it decomposes. Plus, just the idea of decomposing food between
your teeth should be enough to have you running for your dental floss!
Mouthwash is your friend! Your teeth only take up about 25% of the space in your mouth, but oral
hygiene products are directed at them. If you want to make sure the other
75% of your mouth is free of plaque then you need to rinse with a good