Floss after every meal, brush your teeth twice a day, and don’t drink too much caffeine or soda – these are the usual tips your dentist (and your parents) train you to follow.
And while these are quite effective, the truth is that these aren’t the only tips that help. Here, we present 6 more tips to keep your mouth in tip-top shape!
1. Change Your Brushing Angle
It’s as simple as that! The position of your brush can make a big difference when cleaning your teeth. When brushing, keep the brush at a 45 degree angle, especially when you clean the inside of your mouth.
2. Brush Your Tongue
You see that subtle white film on your tongue? That’s bacteria which you need to clean ASAP. Use a tongue cleaner on the back of your brush, or just use your toothbrush gently, and brush the white film off. This’ll keep the bacteria away and will solve any problems you may have with bad breath.
3. Protect those Choppers
Playing sports is all fine and dandy, but only if you use proper mouth protection. Safeguarding your teeth is crucial in contact sports, but it might not be a bad idea to take measures when participating in recreational sports as well, such as rock climbing and skateboarding etc.
4. Chew Gum
That’s right! Chewing gum – sugar-free gum, especially Xylitol gum – is one of the best habits you could have, not only because it reduces cavities but also because it reduces bad breath. However, if you can’t find gum, end your meal by chewing on a cube of cheese. It works in a pinch, and reduces the effect of certain acids from the food you eat.
5. Go Out into the Sun
This may seem strange but the truth is that getting your daily dose of Vitamin D actually keeps teeth stronger and healthier. And while you’re at it, have a glass of milk too!
6. Drink More Water
Having a tall one will not only cleanse your teeth, it’ll also remove any lingering bacteria from your tongue. Not to mention that it’ll keep your stomach full and that may lead to you feeling less hungry.
Aside from your regular healthy nutritious diet (and the *healthy* helping of cake), other items that may keep your mouth healthy include wasabi, apples, celery, carrots and nuts such as cashew. Chomping on these will make your teeth stronger, keep the bacteria away and will keep your mouth clean.
Bonus Tip: Visit Your Dentist!
Of course, as a dental service that caters to dental needs for all in Germantown, you will think that we’re only adding this for our advantage.
However, your dentist is the best source for tips and treatments that can you’re your mouth healthy and your teeth shiny. So book an appointment with Advanced Dental Center!
Follow the tips above and be sure to tell us if you saw any changes. We’re sure the results will be great!