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With the advent of simple flosspicks the days of strangling your fingers is over! I suggest if you don’t floss at all simply do it twice a week. Set yourself up for success rather than failure.
Flossing takes only a couple of extra seconds in the morning or in the evening. Here is a tip to get you going, use the flosspicks on your commute or keep them by your computer. Your mouth will feel much fresher afterward and it’s a great reminder to continue doing this. Proximity is the key to flossing victory!
Instead of chewing gum after eating or picking up a mint after eating, go brush your teeth. Your breath may smell better for a short period of time but guess what? After that runs out, the food particles are still stick between and around your teeth.
Pick up your toothbrush and toothpaste and let it rip. Pick a toothbrush that you are comfortable with and make sure that you not only brush your tooth for an appropriate time but that you brush over your tongue as well because the same food particles and bacteria proliferate on your tongue.
Go check your toothbrush, right now. This article will be right here, waiting for you. Go on. Okay, you checked it? Now, describe it. Is it raggedy? Do the edges curl over? Does it look like someone has been brushing tough spots from the pan with it? Then ditch it.
Better yet, setup your calendar reminder to remind you to buy a new toothbrush every three months. An old toothbrush will do the opposite of help, it can damage your teeth and gums. Make sure you keep up with your toothbrush and check out the bristles every once in a while to see how worn it is. If it looks scary, ditch it right away. Otherwise, keep up with the 3 month schedule!
Ditch the coke, pick up your water. One can of coke or any soda has over thirty grams of sugar, and all of it gets filtered through your teeth. On top of that, soda drinks are often very acidic which promotes tooth decay even further.Try to stick to solid foods and eat plenty of fruits instead of candy.
Now, you know what I said about ditching chewing gum? Pick it back up (a new piece preferably!) because chewing sugar-free gum helps saliva production which helps removing bacteria. The American Dental Association even recommends chewing gum.
One of the most important things you can do is seeing your dentist. It’s recommended to see your dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleaning. Seeing your dentist can help you figure out if you’re on the right track, and what’s going on in your mouth. If you’re showing symptoms of a disease, or a cavity forming, a dentist can catch it in time and provide treatment. On top of that, cleaning always helps! Even with brushing and flossing, you may not be able to get everything out. A dentist has special tools that you don’t have to help you out.
There are of course, other ways you can improve your health hygiene like avoiding smoking and tobacco, keep up your health overall, stay away from too much alcohol, choose the right toothpaste for you and so on. Discuss it with your dentist the next time you go!
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