7 Simple Ways to Optimal Oral Hygiene
1) BRUSH ‘EM, BRUSH ‘EM, BRUSH ‘EM
Using a brush that is soft- bristled, scrub the entire surface of your teeth while massaging your gums. Two minutes, two times a day, generally in the morning and at night. While a midday brush is also a good idea!
Flossing is key to any good hygiene regiment. Nearly 35% of your tooth surface lays between your teeth and gums. Its essential to break up food particles and other bacteria that accumulate during the day.
Feel the burn! After brushing and flossing, a quick rinse with mouthwash is never a bad idea. This was will kill off the remaining harmful bacteria missed brushing and flossing, not to mention you get a minty breath.
Most people don’t realize they need to consume more water.. Water is key in preventing harmful acid build up in the mouth. It also aids in saliva production and deterring dry mouth which is never a good thing!
Calcium, its what builds strong bones – and teeth for that matter. Products like milk, cheese, and possibly a calcium supplements paired with vitamin D allow your body to absorb this essential nutrient.
6) CUT OUT THE SWEETS
Sugar.. So good, yet so bad. Sugar has been linked to many health issues, but as it relates to oral health- it is a very prominent causer of previously mentioned harmful cavity-causing bacteria.
7) INCREASE THE VEGGIES
Vegetables, vegetables, and more vegetables. Not only do veggies taste great, their crunchy nature acts as a natural floss helping clean your pearly whites. Not only that, some veggies, like apples, are a natural desensitizer!