If we don’t look after our teeth, our looks can quickly begin to deteriorate. Nobody looks good with a set of yellow, broken, and rotting teeth! Taking care of them needs to be done everyday, but there’s more to it than simply brushing them. Here’s a step by step guide to taking care of your teeth:
Step 1: Always Use an Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is so much more effective than a manual toothbrush. If you haven’t used one before, you should be able to tell the difference right away! Keep it charged up so that it’s powerful enough to clean your teeth properly every time. Also, make sure you don’t let the head of the brush fray too much, as this can damage your teeth and gums.
Step 2: Floss and Mouthwash
Flossing and using mouthwash is essential. It should be a part of everybody’s brushing routine. There’s floss to suit every tooth type, so make sure you find a thickness that is right for you. Your mouthwash will help to finish everything off nicely, and freshen up your breath.
Step 3: Don’t Use Teeth as Tools
Never use your teeth to open things or rip things. I know people use teeth to open bottles and even rip labels off clothes, but this can all be damaging to the teeth. Treat your teeth like they are fragile and be careful with them.
Step 4: Visit a Dentist Regularly
Visit a dentist every 6 months. If you have specific tooth problems, you may even want to visit them more often. Never ignore a letter from the dentist and make sure you don’t leave it too long between your appointments. If you’re younger, you won’t need to visit as often. A pediatric dentist can be visited once every 12 months. However, as you age, it’s important you visit more regularly.
Step 5: Listen to the Dentists Advice
Listen to your dentists advice. It’s one thing going to the dentist, but it’s another to listen to his advice. Make sure you do what he says, whether it’s cut down on tea or stopping smoking. They know what they’re talking about as they can see in your mouth better than you can.
Step 6: Avoid Food and Drink that Can Damage Teeth
Some foods and drinks can damage your teeth more than others. Fizzy pop and sugary foods can rot the teeth, while tea and coffee can stain them. You should limit these foods to avoid problems as best you can.
You will only regret not looking after your teeth properly in the future if you ignore this advice now. By being consistent with this advice, you can make sure you have better looking teeth for longer. Great teeth make us look younger and healthier in general, so make sure you stick to this advice. Do you have any great advice when it comes to taking care of your teeth? Make sure you leave us a comment!
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