Over 90 per cent of adults have cavities and almost 30 per cent of them have tooth decay that hasn’t been treated. These figures indicate how important it is to visit the dentist regularly, to minimize cavities, tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. Maintain good oral health with these tips:
Brush Before Bed
We all know to brush our teeth twice daily; it can help to reduce the chances of cavities and keep your teeth stronger for longer. And brushing properly is just as important, which means brushing teeth and gums at a 45-degree angle.
Use the Right Toothbrush
Brush with a soft brush or better still, the Professional Sonic Toothbrush which has 3 heads, different brushing modes, and a two-minute timer. Replacing your toothbrush regularly is also important, preferably with the 13 Clean Manual Toothbrush, with interchangeable heads to last a year. And store your toothbrush properly to keep it effective – that means upright and dry.
Brush Your Tongue
To prevent bacteria and plaque from accumulating, gently use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue.
Brushing can’t get all those food particles, whereas flossing can. Instead of potentially harsh string floss, use the Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator which has several cleaning modes, uses pulsed jets of water and is ideal if you have braces, implants or bridgework.
Tobacco leads to bad breath and stained teeth, as well as other potentially serious issues such as oral cancer.
Fewer Snacks, More Healthy Foods
The enamel on your teeth can erode due to the acid formed by eating sugary snacks. Instead, make your teeth stronger by eating foods containing Vitamin D and calcium. And drinking plenty of water can wash away sugars, actually preventing cavities.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
You can identify oral issues and stop them from worsening by going to your dentist regularly, and especially if you have a toothache, or other pains, aches or problems going on.
Keep those trips to the dentist as brief as possible, and enjoy stronger teeth by practising the tips above. It can also mean you have a much more appealing smile – one you aren’t ashamed of.