Healthy teeth are such an important part of our general health and overall appearance, so why is it one of the most common areas that we neglect?
Trips to the dentist tend to be shrouded in nervousness and fear of the ‘dentist’s chair’ so we have a tendency to put these appointments off for as long as possible. Therefore, it has never been more important to know how to maintain healthy teeth at home.
Many illnesses enter our body through a lack of mouth hygiene. It’s important to keep teeth strong and healthy and to know how frequently to visit the dentist. Dental hygiene and health are inextricably linked so include these tips in your routine. And buy cruelty-free lipsticks in colours that enhance the whiteness of your teeth.
Healthy Teeth Means Regular Dentist Checks
We know it’s the last place we want to spend time and it’s one of those appointments that we just push to the bottom of our ‘must do’ pile. But the problem is that we tend to delay our dentist appointments more and more these days. This means that we are not spotting problems as and when they come up, meaning they are harder and harder to resolve.
Everyone should be getting a professional teeth clean every six months. And talk through the state of your teeth when you visit the Dentist; ideally twice a year.
If you haven’t been to the dentist for a while then don’t delay that appointment any longer. There is only one thing worse than a trip to the dentist; a trip to the dentist to get work done that could have been prevented through having healthy teeth.
If you are suffering from any tooth pain or excessively bleeding gums, then immediately organize an appointment with an emergency dentist, as soon as possible.
Never Underestimate the Power of Flossing
At home, what are the most important activities to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy?
Well, we all know the importance of flossing but a recent study has revealed that only 36% of people actually regularly floss their teeth. So it’s worth reminding yourself of the importance of flossing in order to make sure you are properly looking after your gums and teeth.
The buildup of plaque in between your teeth, if not removed, can begin to erode otherwise healthy teeth. Without regular flossing, the failure to remove bits of food can cause irreversible damage.
Gum disease and eroding teeth are two of the most common causes of not flossing and these can result in tooth loss, fillings and teeth moving, which results in the need for artificial teeth and correctional braces.
When To Brush
We all know that we should brush our teeth for at least two minutes, three times a day. However it’s not just important how much we clean, it’s also really important when we brush our teeth.
There are certain foods and drinks that weaken the enamel on our teeth, which means you should NOT brush your teeth after consuming certain things.
Orange juice and wine, for example, softens the enamel so much on our teeth, so if we brush our teeth immediately after drinking them, we risk brushing off our much-needed enamel in the process. So make sure you are waiting at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after eating or drinking enamel softening substances.
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