However informed or careful we are about health conditions, most of us tend to ignore a vital part of the body, the mouth or Oral hygiene. Apparently, oral hygiene known to be the window of our health, needs to be paid attention in order to avoid health conditions. Oral hygiene includes taking care of teeth, tongue, gums in all. Not only that, many of us have bad breath issues, that not only make us conscious when with friends, meetings, spouse but also we could lead to embarrassment, when we hear it from our near ones and aren’t aware ourselves. Here are a few tips to be in the pink of oral health always –
BRUSH TWO TIMES A DAY ATLEAST
Brushing teeth daily is a preliminary routine for maintaining oral health. As per the dentists, brushing teeth three times a day is necessary. But, if you aren’t able to do that atleast try to maintain a routine of two times a day.
It is understandable that using a mouthwash feels like a bomb explosion inside, but bearing that 30 seconds period greatly helps in eliminating majority of the bacteria and germs from your mouth. These days mouth wash come in milder forms and different flavors to choose as well.
USE A TONGUE CLEANER
Just like you brush everyday, cleaning you tongue is also one of the daily routines to be followed. Tongue cleaning helps you get rid of the food particles on the tongue and using a tooth brush there isn’t a good idea. Tooth brushes are designed for smoother surfaces while a tongue has irregular rough surface. So, using a metal or plastic tongue cleaner is helpful.
You would definitely agree on the fact that many of us might go for brushing as as mouthwash but, we might not floss on a daily basis. Doctors apparently advice to floss daily after dinner, once. This helps remove all the food particles stuck between teeth, which if left there would form a yellow cover around your teeth. It is one of the main reasons of bad breath as well.
VISIT DENTIST EVERY 6 MONTHS
Visiting your dentist every six months to clean your teeth always helps in maintaining good oral health. Even if there are any other issues, the dentist can examine and find out.
HAVE A BALANCED DIET
Have a diet that is rich in nutrients and includes fresh fruits and vegetables, obviously for good body health but fruits like apple can help you stay away from cavities.
CHANGE YOUR TOOTH BRUSH EVERY 3 MONTHS
The tooth brush deteriorates with regular use and isn’t very effective after 3 months. So, dentists recommend to change tooth brush every three months
Addictions are anyways bad for health and coffee is one of them that has the ability to change the color of your teeth from white to yellow. Addictions like Gutkha and smoking contribute in discolorisation of teeth.
Ultimately, we all want to prolong the life of our teeth so that we can gorge on delicious food till the end of our lives. So, taking care of oral health makes all the more sense, isn’t it?
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