The importance of caring for your teeth on a daily basis cannot be ignored. However, if you feel like you follow all of the guidelines, i.e. you brush your teeth twice daily, yet you are not seeing results, there are some daily care tips you can follow.
So, how can you look after your teeth day-to-day? Here are some ideas:
Make sure you got to the dentist often
We need to start with the most vital tip of them all, and this is going to the dentist on a regular basis. A lot of people only book dental appointments when it is an emergency, for example, when they need same day crowns or a tooth extracted. However, if you keep up regular dental maintenance appointments, you can make sure you get to the stage whereby these sorts of problems rarely happen. A little bit of professional care can go a very long way when it comes to your teeth.
Use a straw
Another tip to follow is to use a straw whenever drinking fizzy drinks or coffee, or anything else that can stain your teeth. Yes, avoiding such drinks altogether is the best approach. However, if you do treat yourself, make sure you use a straw and rinse your mouth afterward.
Change your toothbrush frequently
It is imperative that your toothbrush is changed for a minimum of three months. This will ensure good oral hygiene. After all, if you think about it, bacteria are being transferred from your mouth to your toothbrush every time you brush your teeth.
Consume vital vitamins and calcium
There are a number of vitamins that play a pivotal role when it comes to gum and teeth protection, stopping them from cracking and bleeding, such as Vitamin B complex. Vitamin D is also good for gum and teeth health, as is calcium. Other important nutrients include copper, potassium, zinc, iodine, and iron.
Gargle apple cider vinegar
If you are able to do so gargling apple cider vinegar when you wake up will also make a big difference. Once you have done this, brush your teeth. This is recommended because apple cider vinegar is effective at killing bacteria in your mouth and gums. It can also help with stain removal as well.
Say goodbye to the cigarettes
Finally, if you are a smoker, there is no denying that quitting this habit will help you to improve the condition of your teeth. Smoking is known for adding a yellow tinge to people’s teeth. This is why it is a good idea to put together a plan so that you can quit this habit. Plus, you will get a lot of other health benefits in the process.
So there you have it: some of the simple yet effective ways that you can care for your teeth on a daily basis. If you follow the advice that has been mentioned above, you can go a long way to making sure you maintain good oral health.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.