Tips to improve your oral health

Article written by Elite Dental Group

A beautiful smile can boost a person’s confidence while making them look younger. Additionally, healthy teeth can also mean fewer dentist visits, reduced costs, and the ability to enjoy healthy teeth for the rest of your life.

The following tips will ensure that you maintain healthy strong teeth.

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush – Dentists advise using a soft-bristled toothbrush as it is less abrasive and as effective when cleaning teeth. A soft bristle toothbrush causes less damage to teeth and gums while gently removing food particles, bacteria, stains, and plaque.

Start by brushing in the back – Hard to reach places like the teeth in the back of your mouth are the ones that usually get missed. Additionally, molars are more prone to cavities and gum disease because of the shape and function of these teeth.

Add a mouthwash to your routine – Brushing and flossing is a great way to maintain good oral health, but adding a mouthwash can help reach places that brushing and flossing have missed. However, use mouthwashes in moderation as using a mouthwash daily can reduce remineralization and cause sensitivity.

Avoid brushing too often – Brushing more than twice daily can cause teeth and gums to weaken. Instead, concentrate on brushing once in the morning and before bed. However, rinsing with water after each meal can be an effective and safe way to dislodge food particles during the day.

Reduce sugar consumption – Sipping on sodas, and eating cake and pastries can cause teeth to stain while causing enamel damage and cavities. Instead, limit daily sugar intake, and consume sugar only after a main meal.

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