10 Tips For Teeth That Last For Life

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Get a sparkling smile just by following simple daily habits like brushing your teeth regularly, cutting down sugar intake between meals and limiting your alcohol intake and smoking. This will also help you to maintain good oral hygiene; as it is the gateway to good health. Here is a list of the basic tips that can help you to achieve a healthy and clean set of teeth:

Tips for teeth

Tips for teeth1. Change your toothbrush

A worn out brush cannot clean your teeth properly and may even damage your gums. So, change your toothbrush every two-three months or sooner if the bristles become splayed.

 

 

 

Tips for teeth2. Brush before breakfast

You should brush twice a day, for 2-3mintues and never brush straight after eating as acids can soften the outer layer of enamel, which you might wash away. After brushing don’t forget to clean your tongue.

 

 

 

 

Tips for teeth3. Cut back on sugar between meals

Grazing on sweet treats and sugared drinks can cause dental caries since your mouth take around an hour to neutralize sugar attacks. So it’s suggested that you should limit this stuffs between meals.

 

 

Tips for teeth4. Limit acids

Citrus food like pickle and fizzy drinks can be very acidic. Remember to swill your mouth with water afterwards to buffer their harmful effects. Also, use a straw when drinking fizzy drinks.

 

 

Tips for teeth5. Think twice about whiteness

If you are keen to have white teeth; then first try toothpaste with a gentle whitener that brings out your teeth’s natural whiteness. Always visit your dentist if you are considering any whitening treatments by yourself, to be sure that they are safe and effective.

 

 

Tips for teeth6. Don’t ignore the warning signs

Suffering from twinges, dental pain or bleeding gums can be your mouth’s way of telling you that you need to see the dentist. Dental checkups should be no longer than every six months. But they might be more or less frequent depending upon what your dentist says.

 

 

Tips for teeth7. Quit smoking

Smoking can prevent you from gleaming, healthy teeth as it can turn your teeth yellow. At the same time, it will increase the risk of developing gum disease and mouth cancer.

 

 

 

 

Tips for teeth8. Limit your alcohol

White wine, cider is considered to be erosive to the teeth, so it’s better to reduce alcohol consumption. Also, its excessive consumption has been linked to an increased risk of developing cancer.

 

 

 

Tips for teeth9. Don’t forget to floss your teeth

Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles where a toothbrush cannot reach easily. Because plaque build- up can leads to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.

 

 

Tips for teeth10. Use mouthwash

You should use antiseptic mouthwash once in a day to kill plaque forming bacteria. Also, rinse your mouth with water after every meal.

 

 

 

You should follow these golden rules to maintain a good oral hygiene; so that, you can keep your teeth last long and healthy.

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Madhavi Choudhary

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