15 Best Practices for Healthy Teeth

15 best practices to help you keep your mouth healthy

A bright smile and healthy teeth are the results of good dental care habits. Proper oral care prevents cavities and plaque buildup eliminates bad breath and stops gum disease. Furthermore, maintaining proper dental hygiene can prevent serious medical problems and help you keep your teeth healthy for life.

A study shared by The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research shows that 91% of adults 20 to 64 years old have had cavities in their permanent teeth. In addition, 27% of those adults have untreated tooth decay. The good news is that most of these problems are preventable with good dental hygiene practices.

Don’t let bad oral care habits ruin your teeth. Here are 15 best practices to help you keep your mouth healthy.

  1. Always brush your teeth before bed

Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day, and brushing before bed is crucial. Saliva helps fight cavity-causing bacteria, but you don’t produce much saliva while you are sleeping. Cleaning your teeth before bed prevents acids eating through the enamel on your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay.

  1. Brush with proper technique

Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle and brush with both small back and forth strokes and up and down strokes. To clean behind your teeth and gums, place the bristles at a 45-degree angle again repeat the brushing motion. Use gentle pressure to prevent gum erosion and bleeding.

  1. Use the correct type of toothbrushPoseidon sonic toothbrush with inductive charger

The American Dental Association recommends brushing two minutes a day with a brush that has soft bristles. Our Professional Sonic Toothbrush has a two-minute timer with 30-second interval reminders to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. It comes with three brush heads and has 3 brushing modes: clean, soft, and massage.

  1. Don’t forget to brush your tongue

Brushing your tongue can help remove bacteria and prevent bad breath. Gently brush with your toothbrush or use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria and prevent plaque from building up.

  1. Floss daily Professional rechargeable oral irrigator for perfect flossing

Flossing can help you remove food particles and other debris from in-between teeth that brushing regularly cannot. String floss can be harsh on gums, while a water flosser, such as our Professional Rechargeable Oral Irrigator, is a gentle and effective alternative. An oral irrigator sends a pulsed water jet to clean both in-between teeth and below the gumline. Our Professional Oral Irrigator has 3 cleaning modes: normal, soft, and pulse. It comes with two color coded tips for multiple users. It is also handy for cleaning around braces, bridgework, caps, and implants.

  1. Avoid tobacco products

This is one of the best things you can do for your teeth and overall health. Not only does tobacco stain your teeth and cause bad breath, it can lead to oral cancer and periodontal complications.

  1. Reduce sugary beverages and snacks intake

Sugar converts into acid in your mouth, which can then lead to cavities and erode the enamel of your teeth. Choose healthier options such as water, unsweetened tea, and fruit.

  1. Snack on crunchy fruits and vegetables

Enjoy crunchy foods as snacks, such as apples, celery, and carrots. They can help clear food residue from your teeth.

  1. Get your daily dose of calcium

Eating foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D can help strengthen your teeth, bones and help maintain healthy gums.

  1. Drink more water

Water won’t stain your teeth or lead to cavities. It actually helps prevent cavities by washing away sugars and acids that could linger on your teeth.

  1. Replace your toothbrush regularly13 clean manual toothbrush

Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months, or immediately after an illness. Do you have a hard time remembering to change your toothbrush? Our 13 Clean Manual Toothbrush comes with one handle and 13 toothbrush heads, one for each month plus a starter to help you finish out the current month. Each head is stamped with the month so you know exactly when to change your brush head.

  1. Use a therapeutic mouthwash

A therapeutic mouthwash does more than mask bad breath. It can help reduce plaque, gingivitis, cavities and bad breath according to the American Dental Association.

  1. Visit your dentist regularly

Regular trips to your dentist for a comprehensive exam can pinpoint any problems and keep them from worsening. Your dentist will remove tartar, plaque and make recommendations about enhanced oral care.

  1. Don’t ignore aches and pains

When you experience a toothache, gum sensitivity, or jaw pain, don’t wait to visit your dentist. Your dentist can discover the underlying cause and help prevent the issue from escalating into costly dental repair work.

  1. Keep your oral care equipment clean

Rinse off your toothbrush and oral irrigator after using them. Store your toothbrush in an upright position inside your medicine cabinet. Covering the brush head can lead to bacteria and mold growth. Empty the water out of your oral irrigator and allow it to dry to prevent bacteria from building up.

Good oral hygiene encompasses everything you do to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. Incorporating these tips will improve your oral health and overall health. The right habits can also reduce the time you spend in the dentist’s chair and give you a whiter, brighter smile. Remember, while it can be tempting to skip brushing your teeth when sleepy, taking the few minutes to brush and floss before hitting the pillow can make a big difference for your teeth.

Are you self-conscious about your teeth and smile? If you want a healthy smile you need to take care of your teeth and gums. Using these tips and correcting bad habits will save you time, money and a lecture from the dentist. You can further protect your teeth from long-term damage by eliminating or avoiding these damaging dental habits.

Are you teaching your children proper oral hygiene? Babies should begin having their gums gently wiped down when they are a few weeks old. Brushing their teeth should start as soon as the first tooth appears. To read more about dental care tips for babies, toddlers, and children read our blog.

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DIY Bath and Beauty Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and making holiday themed bath and beauty products is a fun way to celebrate the occasion. If you’re thinking of going homemade this year, we found DIY recipes that are sure to be appreciated by your Valentine or your BFF. You might even wind up keeping a few for yourself as well!

All of these gifts are amazing on their own or you could increase the “wow” factor by pairing them with our Adjustable Bamboo Bathtub Caddy or our Face Brush Skin Cleansing System.

Love Potion Heart Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade jasmine and sandalwood scented bath bomb recipe

Get the recipe from Atta Girl Says.

“I was soapin’ you’d be mine” Valentine gift {soap tutorial and free printables}

DIY heart shaped bath soap tutorial

Get the recipe from My Own Road.

DIY Vanilla Chai Lotion Bars

Homemade vanilla chai lotion bar recipe

Get the recipe from The Makeup Dummy.

Rainbow Sprinkle Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bomb

Get the recipe from Bitz & Giggles.

Chocolate Honey Lip Scrub

DIY recipe for chocolate honey lip scrub

Get the recipe from The Socialite’s Club

Heart Sugar Scrub Recipe

DIY sugar body scrub

Get the recipe from Oh My Creative.

Homemade Sugar Scrub Bars

DIY sugar scrubs for valentine's day

Get the recipe from The Cents’ Able Shoppin.

Pucker Up with this Raspberry Sugar Scrub for Lips

Raspberry sugar lip scrub recipe

Get the recipe from Turning Back the Clock.

DIY Heart Shaped Massage Bars

Heart shaped massage bar tutorial

Get the recipe from Thiftanista in the City.

Source: https://toilettreeproducts.com/valentines-day-diy-gift-ideas/

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