8 Powerful Tips for Better Oral Health

Big things happened in life often start with a smile or an interesting conversation. Yes, I am talking about finding a soulmate or a promising business arrangement.  Your confidence in the mouth and teeth area will open so many doors for you. And, these 8 Powerful Tips for Better Oral Health (Easy to Follow) I dedicated for you.  


Easy Tips to Follow For Your Better Oral Health

8 Powerful Tips for Better Oral Health


Engaging in some oral hygiene routines means keeping the doors ahead of you open. Try this routine before you conquer the world with your wonderful smile.

1.    Pick the Toothbrush

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This is a basic routine for taking care of your dental and mouth hygiene. But, to expect the best result you must do it right.

So, it all starts with picking the right toothbrush. The dentist suggests using a toothbrush with soft bristles. A soft-bristled brush is the best type of bristle to remove plaque and debris from your teeth and gum line.

Another thing you want to consider before you decide to buy a toothbrush is a toothbrush head. A toothbrush with a small head has proven to be more effective to cover more areas in your mouth, even the difficult ones.


2.    Brushing Technique


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Next, having the right toothbrush is the first step, but the next step is critical. Your brushing technique plays an important role in your dental hygiene.


The best way to hold the toothbrush is at a 45-degree angle to your gum. Then move the toothbrush back and forth with gentle pressure.
Make sure you brush all sides of your teeth, including the chewing surface. 

To reach the backside of your teeth, place your toothbrush vertically and move it up and down. Spend two minutes brushing your teeth, twice a day.


3.    One Flossa Day Keeps the Dentist Away

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By the way, there are spaces between your teeth that only dental floss can clean. Make a habit of flossing at least once a day. It can help to clean food residue that is stuck in between teeth.


4.    Tongue Scrapper

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Further, halitosis or bad breath is an oral problem that feels like a curse for those who have it. While brushing your teeth and flossing can help to maintain oral hygiene, most bacteria that cause halitosis lives in the back of the tongue.

To address the issue, you can use a plastic tongue scraper. After you finish brushing your teeth and flossing, stick out your tongue as far as you can and scrap the back of the tongue a few times to get rid of the bacteria. 


5.    Visit the Dentist

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Even after you do all the dental routine, you still need the eyes of the expert to make sure everything is all right. There are two kinds of dental care done by a dental expert.

The first kind is a check-up, which is when your dentist checks for cavities. In check-up visits, your dentist will also take a look at your gum. They will use some tools to measure the depth of the gum line, the line between your tooth and your gum. If you had healthy gum the depth will be shallow, otherwise, you have gum issues, and the expert will arrange some treatments for you.

Aside from check-ups, you want to visit your dentist for a cleaning. I know, you have done your daily cleaning routine, but, those can only remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque is the sticky layer full of bacteria on your teeth. Tartar, the hardened sticky layer bacteria, can only be removed by tools. The process to remove tartar with tools from the dentist is called scaling.

The recommended time to pay your dentist a visit is once every six months or twice a year.


6.     Teeth-Friendly Food

In fact, adjusting your diet to promote healthy teeth is as important as visiting the dentist. Some foods are recommended for you to get those healthy strong teeth.


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Dairy products with high calcium can help stabilize and repair the enamel, the thin outer surface of your teeth. Include cheese and milk in your daily diet, but pay attention to the nutrition label as not every dairy product contains high calcium.


Raw vegetables and fruits such as carrots, apples, or pears can help to strengthen your teeth. While chewing is also cleaning up your teeth from plaque.


7.     Breaking Up with Tobacco


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Yellow teeth, bad breath, and gum disease are enough reasons to tell that tobacco is bad for your oral health. Tobacco can cause gum disease by affecting the attachment of soft tissue to your teeth. Quitting tobacco now can significantly reduce the risk of oral disease you might catch.


8.     Fluoride for The Night

Fluoride has an anti-decay mechanism to protect your enamel from acid. While you have exposed your teeth to fluoride from toothpaste, you can also let it sit on your teeth during the night for better results.


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Clean up your teeth first with a toothbrush and toothpaste as usual and rinse off. After there is no more food residue in your mouth, you can rub the toothpaste on the surface of your teeth. Leave it there and go to bed. You can rinse off your mouth the next morning.

 

In the end, I hope with these 8 Powerful Tips for Better Oral Health (Easy to Follow) you can say "Cheese" confidently and wave goodbye to bad breath. Happy Flossing!


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