Everyone wants an amazing smile, but to get there you have to look after your oral hygiene. When your oral hygiene starts to falter, your teeth and gums start to suffer. And, when that happens, you can kiss that perfect smile goodbye. So, how do you look after your oral health and make sure your teeth are in top condition? The key is to be proactive. By being proactive, you can keep your teeth and gums lovely and clean, and free of bacteria. Here are a few tips to make it happen.
Brush Twice A Day
To see an improvement in your smile, you have to do the basics. Almost everyone brushes their teeth in the morning, but they neglect to brush them at night. Although the temptation to jump straight into bed is strong, it is important to get into a routine. If you wait until the morning to brush again, you are giving the bad bacteria more time to harm your teeth. Once you are in a routine, you won’t even think twice about it as it will become a natural thing to brush twice a day.
And Floss And Mouthwash
If you want great oral hygiene, the basics are not enough – you have to go the extra mile. Brushing only does so much because the bristles are not fine enough to get into the hard to reach places. As a result, the bacteria and plaque build and starts to erode your teeth and your gums. Thanks to floss and mouthwash, you can negate this problem. Both will reach the places that a toothbrush cannot reach so that the plaque cannot build up.
Go And See An Expert
You may not like a trip to the dentist, but they are integral to your oral health. A dentist is a medical professional with years of experience, and their advice is invaluable. Not to mention they have all of the latest gadgets at their disposal. If they do spot a problem, they can easily rectify it as long as you schedule regular visits. If you leave it too long, the problems will escalate to the point where you might need cosmetic surgery. Even worse, you might need a tooth extraction, which is one of the most painful experiences ever!
Change Your Diet
Do you like sugary foods and drinks? Yes? Well, you will have to cut down if you want to take your oral hygiene seriously. Sugar will degrade your teeth and gums in no time at all, so it is important to cut down. Even a strong cleaning regime won’t be able to save you in the long run. Try and ingest more calcium and vitamins to restore your teeth and gums back to their original health. Plus, they are also good at preventing gum diseases, diseases that are becoming common in the twenty-first century.
Smoking leads to a host of oral problems, from yellow teeth and tooth decay to mouth cancer. To avoid these problems, quit smoking. Or, at the very least, try to cut down to a couple of cigarettes a week.
These five are just a taster (excuse the pun!), and there are plenty more ways to keep your oral hygiene in good health.