Memories are best made when photographs have smiles all over them, but these pictures often develop into grim moments. Why is that so? Wearing a genuine smile on your face is as essential as yearning for one from that special person. Smiling without restraints requires aplomb; a lack of it mostly results from the bad odor that exudes from the mouth. Starting a day with a smile would fill your inner self with confidence and joy, for which you need to practice precedent brushing and cleaning your mouth.
Those who exercise regular brushing will have absolutely no qualms about their oral hygiene. Every self-induced cavity has indeed refuted this misconception. “What you see is partly a reflection of what lay inside”- your oral health speaks a lot about you. Ensuring a healthy body requires rechecking all your daily practices and rectifying the ones that need it. Oral hygiene should always be of prime concern since it plays a significant role in building your personality. You can consider the following tips to keep those white gems ever-glistening.
1. Gentle regular brushing
Keeping one’s body clean is the duty of that very individual, which if failed, leads to unfortunate health effects. Bacteria can find their haven in your mouth if you do not ensure good oral health. Your mouth’s odor might not always have a direct correlation with your daily brushing practice, but the teeth’s luster does. Although fever can cause the mouth’s foul smell, it cannot always be blamed for the odor. Therefore, you need to brush your teeth, preferably after every meal. But, if the correct techniques of brushing are not followed, do not expect that habit to yield any beneficial results.
Make sure to use a soft-bristle toothbrush, so that you don’t lose that layer of enamel that protects your teeth. Damage to that layer of enamel can gradually stain your teeth yellow. If hard-bristled brushes are used, chances are high for the teeth to get sensitive and the gum to erode. Causes of Tooth Sensitivity include many more reasons other than that of using hard-bristled toothbrushes. Dentists always recommend the circular motion of the brush by placing it at a 45-degree angle. Brush all the ends and corners of your teeth as well as your tongue. It is also best to have your meal 30 minutes after brushing. Excessive use of a toothbrush is one of the primary reasons for an unhealthy tooth. So replacing the toothbrush every three months is highly recommended.
2. Fluoride plays a key role
Among the several ingredients used in mouth cleansers (toothpaste and mouthwash), fluoride is the one that shields your teeth from being attacked by bacteria. Cavities are prevented to an extent by fluoride; therefore, this mineral shouldn’t be eliminated from your toothpaste. The mouth cleansers aren’t the only contributors to this mineral; water also is a source. Adding fluoride to water is necessary, which has now been adopted by many states in the USA. Bottled water and the water that is filtered using reverse osmosis will have very low to zero fluoride content. So, it is always best to consume water that has a considerable amount of fluoride in it, which has to be ensured by the water supply authority of every locality.
3. Flossing is equally important
Plaque gets stuck in the gum and those tight spaces between two teeth, which cannot be easily cleaned using a toothbrush. Bacteria will keep building their territory at such spots which would eventuate into cavities and bad breath. Regular flossing of your teeth is recommended (at least once a day). Floss your teeth gently by moving them down to your gum line and slowly to the sides of the teeth with an up-and-down motion. Excessive flossing can also hurt your delicate gums and make them bleed.
4. Visiting a dentist
Consulting a dentist is as crucial as brushing or flossing your teeth. While one may have to visit the dentist every two months, the other one may have to do it only once in six months. The frequency of the visit depends upon each person’s oral health. A checkup of your mouth will help in finding out the potential dangers like cavities and gum issues. The doctor will also clean the plaque and other residues off your teeth. A routine checkup is recommended for both adults and children. When the pain hits badly, you do not have to stick to your routine. In such cases, make sure to get your treatment on time.
Right from the point where the first milk tooth sprouts out of your gum, keeping your mouth clean and healthy should be practiced. Taking it all through your life is crucial because it is the mirror of your discipline and habits. Also, make it a point to visit a dentist frequently.