Want to make a good impression? Want to project a good appearance? Want to have overall good health? Taking care of your teeth does wonders to your appearance and personality. Check out our simple tips to ensure complete dental health and hygiene:
- Dentists are your friend
Get over your anxiety of dentist appointments. Having a good relationship with your dentist will help you tackle your fear and thus maintain great dental hygiene.
- Floss and then brush
Contrary to popular belief, dentists recommend flossing before brushing to ensure effective cleaning.
- Replace your toothbrush
Experts advise regularly replacing one’s toothbrush every 3 months whether it be a manual or electric.
- Careful with toothpicks
Using toothpicks to dislodge food between your teeth is acceptable but always be careful as you might damage your gums. If you find yourself dislodging food from the same area, it might be time for a visit to the dentist.
- Eat the right stuff
Avoid beverages that can stain your teeth such as colas, sodas, energy and sports drinks. These are highly acidic that causes stubborn staining but are also bad for your overall health. If you do consume these beverages, don’t forget to rinse your mouth.
- Maintain those pearly whites
Indulge in home teeth whitening treatments like whitening toothpastes, whitening mouth trays and whitening strips to get rid of stains. You can also opt for a treatment at The Smile Bar for faster, more effective and longer lasting results.
- Clean your tongue
Don’t forget that your tongue plays an important role in dental hygiene too. It plays host to a variety of bacteria that cause plaque so every time you brush your teeth, make sure to clean your tongue too.