10 Easy Ways to Improve your Oral Health
Halloween is only three days away! The amount of sweets that will be consumed, we thought it best to remind people the best ways to keep their mouth fresh!
Achieving Healthy teeth can take a life time of care. Even if you’ve been told you have great teeth, it is stil crucial to take the right steps daily to take care of them and prevent issues. This also involves getting the oral care products, as well as being aware of your daily habits.
Yes! Even before bed! It is no secret that dentists will always tell you to brush atleast twice a day, still many people continue to neglect brushing their teeth before bed! Brushing before bed will remove all of the germs and plaque that you’ve accumulated throughout the day, think about how much food and drink you consume daily, imagine it sat on your teeth throughout the night!
The way you brush is extremely important. Take your time and take care with how you brush! It is well known that not brushing your teeth properly is equally as bad as not brushing them at all. Moving the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions is a great way to remove plaque. Plaque that builds up can harden, leading to calculus buildup and gingivitis (early stages of gum disease).
Plaque can also build up on the tongue! This can lead to poor mouth odour but it can lead to other oral health issues, gently brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.
There are many toothbrushes available on the market, the best option for your teeth are usually electronic and soft-bristled toothbrushes. Both of these will keep your smile bright and clean! If you srub too hard you increase your chances of long-term damage, such as receding gums and enamel.
Many of us love Coffee, right? The smell in the morning can give you a kick to wake you up! But too much coffee can sink its way into the cracks of your enamel, causing yellowish stains, and Coffee is also acidic, which can weaken your enamel and lead to eventual tooth decay. If you can’t kick the coffee habit, atleast try and cut down on your intake. Some people say a straw is a great way to reduce the amount of fluid that gets on your teeth!
Well all know that eating a healthy balanced diet is the key to optimal health, and it’s the same in dentistry too! Like for example “Eating an apple a day can keep the doctor away” it’s true for dentists too! Eating apples and other crunchy fruits and vegetables help keeps your gums stiumlated and acts as a natural floss, and helps fight cavities. You ever noticed that apples and other fruits leave your teeth feeling cleaner?
There is an abundance of Mouthwash brands out there, all Using one of these mouthwashes helps get into the crevices in your mouth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush.
Not all sugars are bad for you, but let’s face it, we all have a sweet tooth, however sugary drinks like soda, cookies, alcohol and juices can put you at risk for developing cavities. A high-sugar diet causes harmful bacteria to thrive which can create cavities, and weaken your enamel. #
Smoking brings serious health concerns, such as mouth and lung cancer, and it can also cause tooth discoloration, bad breath, and a lower success rate of dental implant procedures, if you need help to quit smoking, press this link here.
We here at Oxford House know that many atients avoid going to the dentist out of fear, and usually come when their pain is a little too unbearable!
Our advice? Don’t leave it this long, whether it’s time for your semi-annual dental visit or a dental problem that has been bothering you, don’t avoid getting a cleaning or seeking dental health. Trust Oxford House Dental Practice to provide you with great dental care, and to help tackle your fears! We are here to show you the right path for a lifetime of great oral health.< Back to Blog