The health and wellness of our teeth and gums is just as important as the wellbeing of any other part of our body. While we may have our diets and fitness gym routines down to a T, do we give our mouth the same attention and importance?
Achieving that perfect smile is important and is a desired trait that we all strive to attain. There are some dental issues that may need cosmetic attention or work, such as chipped, crooked, and cracked teeth that may be in the way of that immaculate looking grin.
In general, it is pretty simple to get that show-stopping smile. A sure way to get that picture-perfect smile is by looking after the health of your teeth and gums, and maintaining their great condition on a daily basis.
There are simple practices that can be done everyday to get your smile gleaming and shining that bit brighter, whilst making sure your teeth and gums are the healthiest they can be.
Brush twice a day
We are told this from a very young age. Our parents’ voices echoing and ringing in our minds, “don’t go to bed before brushing your teeth,” but how many of us keep this important routine up on a daily basis?
Laziness and negligence creep into our way of keeping this necessary step of our mouth hygiene up and it can be very easy to forget and overlook.
It is so important to brush your teeth before sleeping as bacteria that has built up throughout the entire day can harden overnight and turn into plaque, which in the long run can be a disaster for your teeth!
Use a fluoride toothpaste
Choosing the correct toothpaste to use is just as important as brushing your teeth consistently and regularly.
Using a toothpaste that has strengthening and whitening powers is great, but the most important ingredient is fluoride.
Fluoride is a vital component in toothpaste as it fights against the germs and bacteria that can cause tooth decay, whilst creating a protective barrier for your teeth.
Flossing gets into the nooks and crannies that brushing can’t reach, especially in between the tight spots of your teeth. Flossing is great for reaching and removing those small pieces of food and germs from in between your teeth.
Flossing is also great for reducing plaque buildup in your teeth whilst stimulating the gum area to lower any inflammation in that area. Only flossing once a day is enough to reap its benefits for your gums and teeth.
Rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash is also an effective way to clean hard-to-reach bacteria and germs that are stuck in between your teeth gums. It is also great to use mouthwash on a daily basis as it reduces the acidity in your mouth and maintains a healthy, balanced pH level.
Brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash are great routine practices to do on a daily basis to keep your teeth and gums in great condition, as well as maintaining the overall health of your mouth.
About the Author
Maria Assad is an experienced writer for London Cosmetic Dentistry, Bubbl , and other publications. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching the latest craze on Netflix (she’s also got years of experience working in TV production!), being a committed youth member at her church or doing her daily yoga.