How to keep your teeth healthy and happy
Happy teeth – happy smile
It is well known fact that teeth should be brushed after every meal, preferably twice a day, after breakfast and before going to sleep. Oral care should take about 3 minutes, including patient and thorough brushing, in small circular movements, covering all accessible sides of every single tooth. You know you shouldn’t forget to brush the tongue, a very popular gathering of harmful bacteria.
Did you know?
It is very important to know that the teeth should not be cleaned immediately after eating. During this period acidity in the mouth is increased, dental enamel is particularly sensitive, and can be damaged by brushing with the toothbrush. Especially if you had foods containing sugar or acid, such as cakes or fruits, you should wait with brushing for at least 30 minutes.
Prevention is half of health
Here are some of the bad habits you should definitely quit if you want your teeth to stay healthy:
- Irregular oral hygiene
You thought brushing after every meal is a joke? It is not. Bacteria in your mouth is constantly active, and if you let them they will use your mouth as their playground.
- Inadequate toothbrush hygiene
It is very important to clean the toothbrush. Bacteria is everywhere and they multiply with a „speed of light“, and can easily produce on your toothbrush that you should use to prevent them. It should always be dry and packed in an appropriate box. Try choosing toothbrush with artificial fiber, instead of natural fiber, they attract bacteria more easily.
- Brushing teeth after orange juice
Do you like starting the day with orange juice or a lemonade? Brushing your teeth immediately after this ritual can damage your enamel. Therefore, you should first neutralize the acidity that is in your mouth with warm water or milk, and then start brushing your teeth.
- Irregular visits to the dentist
If your main source of dental health information is the internet, then you should take immediate action on this issue. Nobody particularly enjoys going to the dentist’s but regular examinations will keep your teeth healthy and prevent later inevitable problems.
- Exaggerating with whitening
Shure, we all want to have a Hollywood smile, but excessive whitening can damage the enamel and increase the sensitivity of the teeth. Likewise, this can lead to a greater inclination towards cavity creation, that nobody enjoys.