Poor dental hygiene often causes people to feel shy when smiling. Many people consider taking care of their teeth too time-consuming or annoying. If this is how you feel, then that is simply not true! With a little time, you can have healthy teeth, and a beautiful smile! Keep reading to learn some great tips for quality dental care.
Few things are more important than fluoride for making healthy and strong teeth. If your tap water doesn’t have fluoride, you have a higher chance of tooth decay. You can use fluoride-enriched toothpaste. Another thing you can do is find a rinse that has fluoride in it.
If you are over 50 years old, use mouthwashes that contain no alcohol. The harshness of the alcohol can burn sensitive, older oral skin. Choose a flouride based mouthwash that has no alcohol. Use it two times per day.
Avoid eating an abundance of acidic and/or sugary foods. These types of foods are harmful to your teeth. It can be helpful to drink teeth-staining drinks with a straw, in order to bypass your teeth completely. As soon as possible, brush your teeth thoroughly to prevent further damage.
Brush after each meal. The longer you allow food residue and plaque to build up, the more damage your teeth will experience. After you eat, there is a 30 minute window in which you can brush your teeth and avoid the start of plaque buildup. You will experience a lifetime reduction in dental problems.
Brushing is not enough if you want healthier teeth. Using a mouthwash and flossing regularly are also things you need to do. Mouthwash is going to kill germs brushing can’t, and when you floss, you can get rid of food debris and plaque. Do all of them.
Pay special attention to your molars when brushing your teeth! Neglecting your back teeth will lead to cavities in the long run, resulting in costly dentist bills. To prevent these problems, be sure to brush the teeth at the back of your mouth thoroughly.
Make two or more visits to your dentist each year. The single most effective way to protect your mouth is to receive consistent, adequate dental care. Also, you will be more comfortable with your dentist when you see him or her regularly. That relationship means a lot if you are going to need detailed work done.
To keep cavities away, you should brush your teeth a few times each day. Make it a point to brush after you wake up, before you go to bed and after eating. If you aren’t able to brush after you eat something, chew some sugar-free gum to freshen your breath and clean your teeth a bit.
The introduction noted that practicing good oral hygiene is not very difficult. If you apply what you’ve just read, you can have a brighter and healthier smile. Like the rest of your health, it is very important to take excellent care of your teeth if you want to have a beautiful white smile.