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Increase your teeth life with these 10 tips

Increase your teeth life with these 10 tips. 

Are you opting for healthier food options these days? Are you trying to lose those extra inches or just exercising to feel stronger and healthier? Well, you are definitely taking the right steps towards your physical health and it’s time to focus on your dental health as well. Wondering how you can increase your teeth life? We’re here to help with these 10 tips:

  1. Brushing (correctly) twice a day keeps the dentist away.

It’s no secret that brushing twice a day can save you a visit to the dentist, provided you use the correct brushing technique. The way you brush is equally important because an incorrect technique can lead to accumulation of plaque and result in gum diseases. Wondering what the correct technique is? Follow these simple steps and you are good to go. Also, keep in mind these few things the next time you buy a brush or toothpaste. 
1)Use a soft bristled brush. 
2)Look for ‘fluoride’ in your toothpaste. 
3)Change your brush every 3 months. 

  1. Floss your way to good oral health

You have to understand that flossing regularly is as important as brushing. You may be brushing regularly but still be complaining of cavities building in between your teeth. That is because you aren’t using floss. 
Floss helps remove food stuck between teeth preventing cavities and also stimulate the gums, reduce plaque, and help lower inflammation in the area.

  1. Do not neglect your tongue!

Brushing your teeth, flossing and still complaining of caries? Chances are you are neglecting your tongue. 
Plaque, bacteria and other microorganisms from your tongue can transfer onto your teeth Not only can this lead to bad mouth odor, but it can lead to other oral health problems. Gently brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.

  1. Fluoride is your secret weapon. 

Fluoride is a blessing for your oral health. It strengthens enamel, making it less likely to decay. Many toothpastes and mouth rinses also contain fluoride. Your dentist may also suggest putting a fluoride application on your teeth. And always remember to use enough but not too much fluoride.

  1. Set an appointment with your dentist regularly. 

We’ve been hearing this all the while, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Get your teeth checked earlier and you may save up on a lot of time, energy, money and your tooth!

It’s simple, if you avoid treating a decayed tooth, it may turn painful in a while. If you still avoid getting a root canal treatment, you are setting yourself up for an extraction!  
Apart from examination, regularly getting your teeth cleaned from a dental professional will ensure cleanliness of the areas that are hard to reach and often ignored ensuring perfect oral hygiene. 

  1. Say no to Tobacco.

Tobacco being one of the most common causes of oral cancer is known to all. Not only cancer, it significantly stains teeth and  increases the risk of gum disease. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, consider quitting right away before it’s too late. 

  1. Consider mouthwash. 

Mouthwash helps in three ways: It reduces the amount of acid in the mouth, cleans hard-to-brush areas in and around the gums, and remineralizes the teeth. Mouthwash acts as an adjunct to your overall dental care, so make sure you pick one during your next visit to the store. 

  1. A healthy diet is good for your teeth as well. 

At every age, a healthy diet is essential to healthy teeth and gums. A well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains and pulses will provide all the nutrients you need. 
Having excess sugar will not only add to your weight but also affect your teeth. Ultimately, sugar converts into acid in the mouth, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth and lead to cavities. So make sure to reduce your consumption of anything sweet or highly acidic. 

  1. Thirsty? Choose water over sugary drinks. 

Sugary drinks, aerated drinks, tea coffee not only increase the risk of cavities but also stain your teeth and make them appear yellow or brown. Avoid them to preserve your set of pearly whites. 

  1. Keep a check on your toothbrush holder. 

Your toothbrush holder is possibly holding something more than merely your toothbrush- microorganisms! Make sure you clean your holder regularly with a disinfectant.

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