Good oral hygiene should be a crucial part of your daily beauty routine. Teeth aren't just there to help us chew food our pearly whites make up a huge part of our appearance, and whether our teeth are dazzling white or stained can make a huge difference. Unfortunately, maintaining pearly white, bright teeth takes a lot more than a simple once over with a toothbrush and toothpaste a couple of times a day. If you'd like to make sure that your teeth dazzle everybody that you flash a smile at, follow these top tips for effective oral hygiene.
Flossing your teeth daily is just as important as brushing, but whilst most of us remember to brush, a large number of people forget about or skip flossing. Why is flossing so important? Well, it reaches those hard-to-get-to areas such as deep in between your teeth where food and plaque builds up. A build-up of food and plaque in the teeth can lead to bad breath (Yuck!), stained teeth, cavities, gum disease, and more. So, next time you're thinking of skipping flossing, think twice. Maybe you've got ketosis breath!
Buy a Good Toothbrush
With good quality electric toothbrushes available on the market at reasonable prices, there's really no excuse to still be using a basic manual one. Whilst manual toothbrushes can still do a good job of keeping your teeth clean and healthy, they simply can't match up to the level of cleanliness that a good electric toothbrush will provide. Electric toothbrushes are designed to reach areas of the mouth that manual ones can't, giving your teeth a clean that is much more thorough.
Plain old water is one of the most essential beauty items that you own. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day isn't just important for your general health, it can also have a huge impact on your teeth as well. Not only will drinking plenty of water quench your thirst and minimize the amount of stain-inducing liquids that you drink, it also helps to wash away any staining substances from your tooth enamel and dislodge any food particles that are stuck between your teeth. Giving your mouth a good rinse with water after eating or drinking any dark liquids is essential if you want them to stay white and shiny.
Go to the Dentist
Seeing your dentist or dental hygienist twice a year is vital if you want to make sure that you maintain healthy, white and gleaming teeth. Your dentist will be able to spot any potential issues with your teeth early on, as well as look for plaque and food build-up that you've missed whilst brushing and give your teeth a professional clean to leave them shining. If your teeth are stained, a visit to the dentist can help you to discuss how best to remove the stains and your dentist will be able to polish your teeth to whiten them.
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