Over the last decade, we have become more tactful about our health and wellness. While we manage to pay attention to our weight, and hygiene of the body especially after Covid-19, there is still not enough awareness when it comes to oral hygiene. Most of us stop at the bare minimum efforts regarding teeth and gums’ health, and that is something we can change for good.
It is helpful if you have an aligned set of teeth instead of an overbite or an underbite, as aligned teeth can be maintained and are healthier. If you seek an underbite treatment, visit an orthodontist or dentist for braces or Invisalign, which are great ways to achieve a perfect smile.
While it requires a bit of practice and a dedicated routine for oral hygiene, it is not rocket science to achieve that. Here are a few crucial steps to maintain a clean and fresh mouth with healthy teeth and gums.
- Use Brush and Mouthwash Twice a Day, Regularly
First and foremost comes brushing. However, most of us are habituated to do this in a hurry and with a lack of focus on detailing. Experts note that brushing is an activity that should at least take two minutes. Ideal timings for brushing are post-breakfast in the morning and before hitting the bed at night.
While brushing, make sure to pay attention to the inside surface of the teeth as well as the molars. A repetitive motion of circular brushing is likely to clean your set of teeth
Flossing is essential as it cleanses the gaps between any two teeth. Since a brush might not be able to get between the teeth flossing becomes an important step in your nighttime hygiene routine. It may require some learning to floss properly and without causing any injury. But you can do that much to prevent plaque and tartar in your mouth.
- Use Anti-plaque Mouthwash and Toothpaste
Not all the toothpastes and mouthwashes are meant for hygiene purposes. In order to keep oral issues at bay, choose both products that contain fluoride. Such mouthwashes and tooth pasts are known to stop the plaque build-up while making your mouth and breath feel fresh.
- Maintain your Water Intake
We often overlook the connection between our water intake and oral wellness. Consuming more water will prevent you from indigestion or acidity, which are both culprits behind bad teeth. Additionally, drinking water after every meal will wash out the debris stuck in your mouth.
- Say No to Smoking and Any Type of Tobacco
Cigarettes or any tobacco product can and will destroy your teeth and gums. To the extent that, these products can cause oral cancer after a long usage. If you already have any of such habits, contact your healthcare professional to get help.
- Visit your Dental Care Professional Twice a Year
Regular visits to your dentist will ensure you a plaque-free mouth. Also, the doctor can provide you with your own personalized oral hygiene plan according to your needs.
Moreover, if you have a child, make sure they form these healthy habits from an early age. You can teach them while setting an example by you practicing oral hygiene on a regular base.