We use our teeth every day to eat, but it’s all too easy to take them for granted.
The truth is, dental health is just as important as your other physical health. By neglecting it, you’re inviting a myriad of potential issues. What’s more, by improving your dental health, you can boost your confidence and feel better about your smile.
But how exactly can you improve your dental health to boost your self-confidence?
Here are just a few ways you can improve your dental health.
Brush for two minutes, twice a dayBrushing your teeth is all well and good but did you know there’s an ideal time you ought to be spending on the task? Two minutes spent brushing your teeth twice a day is proven to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Not a particularly consistent person? Buy yourself a mechanical toothbrush with a timer setting and let it do the counting for you.
Remember to floss
Brushing is only step one in the routine of a healthy mouth. You should also be flossing every day.
Flossing dislodges particles of food trapped between your teeth and ensures your gums are kept healthy. Gums bleeding when you brush your teeth? This is likely an indication you ought to be flossing more consistently.
You’ve brushed, you’ve flossed, now what? The answer is simple: mouthwash.
The right mouthwash can protect against a myriad of issues such as gum disease and bacteria buildup. It’s also a great way to freshen your breath.
Visit your dentist regularlyPrevention is better than a cure, so it’s essential that you regularly see your dentist. Regular checkups can ensure small issues don’t become major problems. Regular dentist visits also include regular professional cleaning – essential to the health of your teeth and gums.
You should see your dentist no fewer than once every six months. This schedule will ensure your dental health is well taken care of.
Don’t drink soft drinks
Soft drinks are one of the biggest culprits for degrading the enamel of your teeth. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most common drinks available for purchase.
As tempting as that sugar hit is, though, your teeth will thank you for cutting out soft drinks.
Don’t grind your teeth
Grinding your teeth is a bad habit that ought to be broken where possible. If you find yourself grinding, unlock your jaw and relax your mouth.
Do you grind in your sleep? It may be time to visit your dentist and have yourself fitted with a mouth guard for use when you’re sleeping. This will help protect your teeth and improve your dental health.
If you’re constantly stressed, muscle tension can cause you to clench your jaw which could lead to TMJ issues. Also, grinding your teeth could cause significant wear and tear on your teeth and could even loosen them. Improve your oral health by finding ways to reduce stress in your everyday life. Start a fitness routine, use your vacation days, and keep a clutter-free and organized home.
A healthy mouth is a happy mouth. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to improve your dental health and boost your self-confidence.
Guest Blog by Marjorie McMillian
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