Oral hygiene begins at home
Have you ever wondered why oral hygiene is given so much importance? It includes practices that we must promptly adhere to do in our day-to-day lives and not following them can cause problems that are beyond just health related. Let’s draw a comparison; when you walk into a building, the cleanliness and charm of the entrance and front desk sets a good impression about the whole building. Similarly, the condition of our teeth falls under the first impression category simply because it’s the first thing you see when someone greets you with a “Hello!” If you have poorly maintained teeth, bad breath and damaged gums, your first impression sets off on the wrong foot. It naturally brings down your confidence and gives room to insecurities.
Health wise too, dental hygiene is important to keep the rest of your body healthy and free from germs and bacteria. With so much weightage on good oral hygiene, here are simple techniques you can adopt at home so you can set good first impressions always.
Do it yourself!
DentoXpert determines that your Oral hygiene is just 7 simple steps away. They are as follows:
- Adopt a white teeth diet:
Your pearly whites can easily turn pearly yellow with constant consumption of wine, cigarettes, cola, sweets, and gravies. These are foods that are dark and possess chemicals that cause discoloration of the teeth. Make sure you brush after you’ve consumed them and try to avoid them as much as possible. Alcohol and cigarettes are bad for other organs too, so it’s a definite no-no.
- Brushing the right way
The right technique to brush your teeth is to keep the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and making circular motions on the surface. Hold the toothbrush with a gentle grip and circle your way through each tooth. Also important to note, change your toothbrush regularly – they do come with validity.
- Tongue hygiene:
It doesn’t stop at just your teeth and gums your tongue deserves some cleaning too. Scrape away the plaque and bacteria on your tongue to avoid bad breath – the best tool to use are a tongue scraper.
- Apple cider vinegar and baking soda to the rescue:
To remove stains and whiten your teeth, gargling with apple cider vinegar is proven to be most effective. And so does brushing with baking soda (once a week) – these two ingredients also tackle germs and bacteria. Nature’s toothpastes!
- Floss and mouthwash:
Do not skip flossing, it is the most effective way to get to those hidden food particles between your teeth to avoid building up of plaque. You should be able to floss with your eyes closed!
And when your breath smells bad, an alcohol free mouthwash is the best minty remedy. Keep one with you always.
- Brush twice a day:
When the sun rises we brush, when the moon shines we brush. It is absolutely important to clean out the bacteria of the previous night in the morning and go to sleep with a fresh mouth.
- Also try:
You should try activated charcoal for whiter teeth and oral friendly foods such as apples, strawberries, walnuts, and almonds.
Healthy teeth, healthy body, happy mind!