Simple Tips To Keep Your Mouth Super Healthy!

visit your dentistIf you are seriously interested in ensuring that your oral health is maintained over the years then you are going to have to get used to the idea that brushing and flossing are all things that you’re going to have to do on a daily basis!

But on top of that you are going to have to really work to not only improve the technique of how you brush your teeth but actually work to cutting out the things in your diet that are negatively impacting your teeth.

There are tons and tons of research studies out there that reveal exactly what you need to do in order to keep your oral health on top of its game and here are the most important…

1. Visit Your Dentist Regularly

You really need to make sure that you are visiting your dentist on a regular basis. This means getting down to your dentist at least once a year.

Ideally you are going to want to see your dentist at least twice a year, so that you can be on top of things such as tooth decay, gum disease, trauma and even scary things like mouth cancer when you are going to be able to get rid of it fast and cheap!

2. Your Kids Need To Visit the Dentist Regularly Too

Too often we neglect to make sure that we get our kids down to see the dentist and often this results in them experiencing all sorts of issues and so the reality is that they need to see the dentist regularly as well.

You really ought to get your child down to the dentist by the time they are one years old for their first checkup, and keep taking them regularly until they grow up!

The older generation out there will begin to experience all sorts of issues which may affect their oral health. Arthritis can and will make it a lot harder for people to brush and floss properly. And naturally as a person ages they begin to produce less and less saliva which means the chance for getting tooth decay radically increases.

3. Cut Out the Soda Completely

Fizzy drinks may taste great but they are absolutely terrible for your teeth. There are two ingredients (phosphoric and citric acid) which slowly but surely eat away at your teeth.

Now this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a can of soda every now and again but drinking it everyday will slowly but surely mean that your tooth enamel will get weaker and weaker until you eventually get cavities.

You are going to want to focus on drinking a lot of water instead.

4. Try to Avoid Sugar

The number one cause of tooth decay is sugar and this is one of the major reasons why you are going to want to totally remove it from your diet. It gives fuel to all the bacteria in your mouth which results in more and more plaque forming which will of course result in your enamel being eroded away.

Every bit of sugar is weakening your teeth bit by bit.

If you do indulge in something sugary every once in a while then make sure that you brush and floss your teeth immediately afterwards.

5. Stop Smoking Now

You’ve probably heard this from everyone around you but this time it’s your dentist that’s giving you this advice!

The first negative impact of smoking is that the tar and nicotine in the cigarettes causes your teeth to become yellow which looks terrible. Smoking encourages the bacteria in your mouth to multiple which results in your gums being affected.

The other thing is that by smoking you are going to radically increase the chance that you end up with oral cancer!

6. Make Sure You’re Using the Correct Toothbrush

You really want to make sure that you invest in a toothbrush that comes with really soft bristles. If used in the correct manner this toothbrush should last you about 3 months.

7. Ensure You’re Brushing Your Teeth Properly

Now most people out there already know that it is important to brush their teeth twice a day, but if you’re like the vast majority of people out there then you probably don’t know the optimal technique.

First of all you need to know that it’s important to never be aggressive when you’re brushing your teeth as this will be counter productive and you’ll only end up damaging your teeth. The best technique is simple and involves you basically moving your brush over each tooth in a circular motion again and again from different angles to get as much of the plaque off your tooth as you can.

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8. Flossing Your Teeth Correctly

After brushing, flossing is the next most important thing you can do to ensure your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. However not flossing properly will only lead to you causing unnecessary damage to your gums!

Simply take about 20 inches of floss and wrap each end around one finger of each hand until you have about 3 inches of floss to work with. Then slowly slide the floss between each tooth and slowly rub up and down until you manage to breakaway all the plaque.

So there you have it, 8 tips to ensure that you maintain good oral health for the rest of your life!

How To Effectively Use a Toothbrush

toothbrushThe reality is that every single human being out there wants to have healthy teeth, clean fresh breath and a gorgeous smile. However it seems that issues such as gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common oral problems that people are having these days and it shows no sign of stopping!

There are many studies that have come out recently which show that there is a massive link between those that have gum disease and those that will eventually get big health problems such as diabetes and heart disease and therefore it is more important than ever to make sure that you look after the health of your teeth.

Taking the time to look after your oral health every single day is very, very important!

> Taking The Time To Brush Your Teeth Properly

Plaque is a huge problem and the number one way to overcome it is to actually take the time to brush your teeth properly. This is one habit that you are going to want to actually develop from a young age.

As a parent you are going to want to start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they come out. Start by brushing without any toothpaste until they reach the age of two.

From the ages of 2 + you are going to want to get them to use a pea sized amount of toothpaste.

You as the parent are going to want to continue to help your kids brush their teeth until the age of 6 or 7, when they are going to be able to do it themselves.

At the age of around 7 your child’s molar teeth are going to come out and it is really important that you ensure that they brush back there properly.

Developing the good habit of brushing your teeth is something that every single person out there needs to learn. The most important thing is not the technique that you use, but rather that you are getting the result which is to remove all the plaque from your teeth in the most efficient and effective manner.

Simple Tips To Brush Your Teeth Properly

All you really need to do is take the toothbrush and slowly brush all your teeth and gums in small circular motions from a variety of different angles. This will usually get the vast majority of the plaque off your teeth.

If you happen to struggle to get to the back of the mouth properly then you might want to invest in a toothbrush with a small head, which will make cleaning back there a lot easier!

You might also be interested in getting yourself an electric toothbrush, which has been proven in a lot of studies to actually remove a lot more plaque far easier than any manual toothbrush!

Be sure to avoid being aggressive when you are brushing your teeth because this may result in you causing your gum line to recede which will actually result in the root of your tooth being exposed… which can cause a lot of issues later on.

Be light and gentle and focus more on technique by slowly brushing every tooth in your mouth.

Also remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day, which means once in the morning when you wake up and once in the evening when you go to sleep.

There are plenty of research studies out in the world that show that children who have dental decay issues when they are young will more than likely have worse problems when they are adults.

Every single adult out there wants to have healthy and gorgeous looking teeth but this begins by them taking the time to look after them as children.

Getting your kids to develop good habits with regards to their oral health when they are young will ensure that they will continue on with these habits when they are older.

> Tips To Help You Remove Plaque

You can very easily get rid of all the plaque in your mouth by using the following things…

1. Plaque disclosing pills
2. Floss
3. Mouth Wash

Plaque disclosing pills are really amazing because taking them makes all the plaque on your teeth visible, so you can be made aware of all the areas that you are not cleaning properly.

The best time to use these pills is after you’ve brushed your teeth because then you can see exactly where all the plaque you haven’t removed is.

Naturally these pills won’t actually remove the plaque but just give you a visual idea on where it is on your teeth.

Using floss is also amazing at getting rid of unwanted plaque but you need to make sure that you actually learn how to use it properly.

> Flossing Your Teeth Properly

Wash your hands properly and then break off about 18 inches of floss. The next step is to wind one end of the floss around the finger of one hand and then wrap the floss on the same finger of the other hand.

Wrap it so that you have about 4 inches of floss between your two hands.

Hold the floss tight and work it between each and every tooth in your mouth in a really gentle saw like motion.

You really want to make sure that you don’t accidentally snap the floss in your mouth because this can cause a significant injury.

Once done you should be left with sparkling clean teeth!