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Great Dental Hygiene Tips For Healthy, White Teeth

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Taking care of your teeth is not only important to your oral health but also your overall health. Apart from the health benefits, there’s a lot that a confident smile can do for you.  But have you ever hesitated to smile because your teeth weren’t white? Here are some dental care tips to keep your teeth strong and your smile bright.

Brushing your mouth

There’s more to your mouth than just teeth. You have gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth and they need to be cleaned regularly. While brushing (twice a day), place the bristles of your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle near the gum line so that the bristles are in contact with the gums as well. Brush using a back and forth, up and down motion. Brush your tongue as well in the same manner.

Flossing daily

Flossing helps you to get rid of food residue and other detrimental substances between your teeth. Develop a habit to floss at least once a day.

Make sure your food is teeth-friendly

We all love to eat food that tastes good but not everything that tastes good is good for our teeth. Try consuming more nuts, fruits, cheese, chicken, and vegetables as they are teeth-friendly. Cheese has the potency to make your salivary gland produce more saliva. This helps in neutralizing the acid if eaten in moderation.

Hold the soda and alcoholic beverages

Avoiding alcohol (and tobacco) can prevent periodontal complications such as oral cancer. Also, anything that you consume to mask the pungent smell of tobacco like – sweets, tea, or even coffee ends up adding to the damage done by tobacco to your mouth. Too much soda increases the intake of phosphorus which can be bad for your health.

Visit the dentist

More often than not we forget or avoid going to the dentist. It is highly advisable to schedule an appointment once every 4 months to prevent any oral damage.

Use a mouthwash

Many types of mouthwash have fluoride in them which helps to make the surface of the tooth stronger. Or after brushing at night you can just spit out the toothpaste and leave the fluoride residue on the teeth overnight.

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