5 Top Tips to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
In this blog post I am going to be giving you the top 5 tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
So, what are these 5 tips? Find out below!
Brush Your teeth Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth twice a day can help you prevent cavities.
You need to remove plaque, the transparent layer of bacteria that coats the teeth.
The best and most effective way to do this is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Brushing also stimulates the gums, which helps to keep them healthy and prevent gum disease.
Using mouthwash, helps you have a clean and fresh feeling, and reassures you that your breath is fresh. Mouthwash also helps with your oral health, reduces bacteria in your mouth, and reduces the amount of dental plaque that forms.
Tooth decay and loss is a common result of smoking. Smoking supports bacteria, plaque, and tartar build-up leading to cavities. Smoking can also cause mouth sores and ulcers, so it is so important that you seek help to quit smoking if you do smoke.
Cut Down On Sugar
Consuming sugar, whether it be drinking or eating, will cause plaque bacteria. This bacteria can cause gum disease, which can cause your gums to recede away from your teeth, and destroy the protective tissues that hold your teeth into place.
While brushing cleans your teeth, it doesn't get rid of it all. You are only able to brush the parts you can see or feel, you can't brush in between each individual tooth. The simple fix to this solution is to bring flossing into your daily dental routine. Flossing can easily clean the insides of your teeth, and get rid of the food between there! This gives you an overall much healthier mouth!