Looking to celebrate #NationalKissingDay this July 6th? Well, follow our oral health tips to add a breath of fresh air to your every day regime! Good oral hygiene is your starting point to feel confident when wearing your best smile. Not only is looking after your teeth and gums an important every day task, but having a tip-top routine will also ensure your breath smells good and visits to the Dentist remain pain-free for as long as possible.
Keep It Clean!
ailing to keep your teeth and gums clean from plaque not only leaves you with unclean teeth but also puts you at risk for gum disease. The easiest way to prevent this from happening is to brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed as this stops what you have eaten and drank throughout the day from attacking your teeth at night. Whether you choose to use an electric or manual toothbrush it is up to you, but an electric toothbrush is your best option is you struggle to brush effectively manually. Many electric toothbrushes have a timer feature on them, to make sure that you are brushing for the correct amount to time, keeping in-mouth bacteria to a minimum.
FOREO ISSA is an innovation in tooth and tongue care and this silicone device removes plaque and stains whilst also protecting the delicate gum area too. Perfect for those gentlemen who are a little bit older and concerned about receding gums, as this light as a feather mechanism prevents rough abrasion against your gum area. If brushing alone doesn’t feel like enough, then you can also remove plaque from between the teeth with floss. If you’re not keen on the traditional cord floss method, then the Rio Cordless Water Flosser and Oral Water Jet Irrigator is your answer. With 3 settings, it shoots a powerful water jet between your teeth to remove any food debris, which may lead to tooth and gum problems.
Stop Causing a Stink
Bad breath can be down to a few different issues. If you suffer from bad breath, even when you’ve tried brushing your teeth and tongue, then you may want to explore other reasons that your breath smells slightly undesirable. One very common reason is dehydration, so before you pull out the big guns up your water intake for a few weeks and see if the issue subsides. If you’re still finding issues then an effective mouthwash can also help to neutralise odours. CB12 provides 12 hour protection by neutralising sulphur gases in the mouth to block the formation of substances that cause unpleasant breath. It also helps to reduce plaque build-up which in turn, prevents tooth decay. Not only does CB12 come in mouthwash form, but there is also a gum to help prevent bad breath on-the-go. Coffee, garlic and alcohol are also all prime suspects when it comes to causing breath that smells, so cut down on your portions and go for food rich in Vitamin C to further help soothe your oral woes.
Getting Those Pearly Whites
We’re not talking teeth which glow in the dark here, but removing stains from your teeth and restoring the white shade which was prevelant before you discovered coffee and red wine is always desirable. Using a product such as the instant professional teeth whitening kit from iWhite, along with maintaining an effective cleaning routine can help your teeth to look up to eight shades whiter whilst ultimately making them stronger. In as little as 20 minutes a day you can restore the brightness of your smile and be confident with the results after each use.
Extra Oral Hygiene Tips
- Try not to eat or drink anything sugary before bed as your saliva flow lessens, allowing food and drink to attack the enamel on your teeth. It’s best to avoid sugary food and drink as much as possible and replace with healthier substitutes which are less likely to erode the outer surface of the tooth.
- Visit the dentist a minimum of twice a year for dental check-ups and more frequently if you have poor oral health. This will help you to keep your mouth healthy and identity problems to treat before they progress.
- Once you’ve spat out excess toothpaste after brushing, don’t rinse your mouth immediately with water. This only dilutes the fluoride in the toothpaste which reduces its remineralising effects on the teeth.
- When you’ve used a fluoride mouthwash, do not eat or drink for 30 minutes to allow it to work effectively.
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