How to Keep Your Teeth White and Healthy

How to Keep Your Teeth White and HealthyYou want to have white teeth and smile with confidence? There are a few things you may want to consider when it comes to dental care. By taking care of your teeth you will avoid many health problems that are related to poor oral hygiene. Experts point out that using just the toothbrush we manage to destroy only 25% of cohabiting bacteria in the mouth.

1. Brush teeth at least twice a day

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes. However, do not wash immediately after teeth exposure to enamel acids found in some foods or drinks.

Brushing should be done starting from the gum, otherwise gum recedes and teeth can loosen as their support weakens. Also, when you brush on the inside of the teeth, hold the brush vertically and brush each tooth separately, at the base. Very important is the evening, before bedtime do not eat anything after you brush your teeth. During the night, protection is much lower and the risk of tooth disease is higher.

Give high priority to less accessible areas: at the base of the gum gathers the most food debris, as well on the inner side of the teeth and between the teeth, which is why it is important to insist in these areas. Also, you should know that toothpaste doesn’t clean your teeth (although fluoride is very important), but the motion of toothbrush, so you can insist on these areas even with dry toothbrush, for at least one minute before or after brushing your teeth.

2. Adopt a healthy and balanced diet

The best recipe for healthy teeth if a healthy and balanced diet. Eat fruits and vegetables, but avoid prolonged exposure of teeth to acidic substances to prevent acid erosion. Avoid alcohol and smoking because they can cause serious oral health. Avoid foods high in sugar or caffeine in excess, even juices can affect teeth because acids and natural sugars, so it is appropriate to consume them after or during meals when the amount of saliva in the mouth is higher.

Feel like snacking? Forget the chips and chocolate and grab … a piece of cheese! Dairy products are good for your teeth because it contains calcium, attacking mouth acids that erode teeth.

3. Floss

Use interdental cleaning products such as dental floss to remove food and plaque where they usually gather: between teeth and along the gumline. Floss especially after eating sticky foods because there are areas where it’s impossible to reach with your toothbrush and food debris that remain over time can cause cavities or gum disease.

4. Take care of your teeth when you’re on the move

Make sure you keep your healthy habits when you have a busy day or when traveling: chewing sugar-free gum after every meal or snack to stimulate salivary secretion and reduce plaque acids.

5. Clean your tongue

Clean your tongue every morning with a special tongue cleaner, with a brush or spoon. You will be amazed at the amount of deposits that is affecting both the quality of breathing, and teeth, leading to tartar buildup on teeth.

6. Use mouthwash

Mouthwash does not only improve your breath smell, but it strengthens tooth enamel and kills bacteria.

Final Thoughts

Poor oral health can lead to cariovasculare disease, diabetes and infertility, which is why having healthy teeth is not strictly a matter of appearance. Even if you don’t have problems, do a dental checkup every six months, change your toothbrush every 3 months, do not use too much toothpaste (an amount the size of a pea is enough for one washing), and when you mouth rinse, remove water from the mouth keeping your mouth wide open, because if you keep lips tight, debris will stop again between your teeth.

So, take care of your oral health and enjoy healthy teeth for many, many years!

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