Are you planning to start 2022 off with a nice bright white smile? If so, you need to learn the delicate habit of taking care of your teeth and your oral health properly, rather than just a quick clean-up every now and again.
That’s right, keeping your teeth white and shiny and regular brushing, regular flossing, going to the dentist for your checkups, and staying away from bad foods (usually those laden with too much sugar).
If you have this all down pat, not only will your smile reflect one of nature’s best smiles, you’ll also be able to avoid what could be serious health issues due to the accumulation of plaque between teeth, gums, and the rest of your digestive system.
How To Keep Your Teeth Clean Like An Expert
So in case, you haven’t heard yet, here are some tips on how to keep your teeth clean, white, and healthy.
Brush. Every Day.
For starters, make sure that you are brushing at least twice per day: once before going to bed and whenever it feels like it.
Brushing should not just involve the use of a toothbrush; it should involve a natural scrubbing motion that enables you to remove all the gunk from between your teeth.
Stay Away From Harsh Chemicals
Speak to your dentist for a proper guide to whitening your teeth rather than relying on over-the-counter kits that can do more harm than good. Although some of these kits do work for many people, there are others that may be harmful to your oral health.
What you need is pure, natural toothpaste that uses minerals and herbs to make sure that your teeth stay white and shiny.
When you brush with these kinds of toothpaste, they will gently scrub away the dirt on your teeth as well as the stains left behind by foods.
Avoid Soft Drinks And Caffeine-Laced Drinks As Much As Possible.
Although avoiding that cold glass of fruit juice isn’t exactly a no-brainer, the risk of tooth decay when drinking soft drinks or other sources of caffeine is not entirely worth it either.
The soft drinks themselves are not that great for your teeth. Instead, it’s the sugar content that makes these beverages bad for your teeth and your oral hygiene.
So start replacing your soft drinks with water or natural juice to see an immediate difference in the look and feel of your smile. This will also save you money as you won’t have to buy as many sodas or soft drinks throughout the day.
Drinking Water Is Best
One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to drink plenty of water. The more hydrated you are, the better your mouth will be able to function as oxygen and nutrients are provided through the water.
Avoid Bad Foods
As with anything, bad foods will stick to your teeth and gums. That’s why you need to avoid these foods as much as possible.
Another important consideration is that some of these foods can be the root cause of plaque accumulation around your teeth if they are sugary or fatty.