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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Buyer’s Guide: Which Oral Care Product is Right for You?

A complete buyer's guide of oral care products to help you determine which one is best for you

Proper oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, plus it keeps your teeth whiter and brighter. Did you know that regular oral care can also help prevent more serious medical disorders? Gum disease has been shown to lead to heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and respiratory diseases.

Major dental problems are caused by a chain reaction that starts with poor dental hygiene. In your mouth, bacteria feed on sugar and starchy carbs to form dental plaque, a sticky, colorless film. Plaque can cause tooth decay and other serious health problems. When gum disease is present, other bacteria can form, leading to gum deterioration and bone loss.

You can prevent these problems by implementing proper dental hygiene practices. It’s essential to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night. If flossing isn’t your thing, using an oral irrigator will help remove particles from in-between teeth and below the gumline, where your toothbrush and string floss cannot reach. Keep in mind that oral care should start very early in a child’s life and regular trips to the dentist are an important part overall dental care.

We have put together a complete guide of our oral care products to help you determine which ones are best for you and your family.

TOOTHBRUSHES

Poseidon sonic toothbrush with 3 color coded brush headsPoseidon Sonic Toothbrush

What it does:  With 3 brushing modes for varying oral care needs; clean, soft and massage, and 31,000 pulses per minute, this electric sonic toothbrush will leave your mouth cleaner than ever before.

Price: $49.95

Who should use it: Anyone looking to step up their dental habits. The sonic toothbrush includes 3 color coded brush heads for one user or multiple users – just swap out the head!

3 things to know:

  1. The inductive charging cradle allows you to drop the toothbrush in the stand and it will always be charged and ready to use. (One full charge will last months!)
  2. There’s a dentist recommended 2-minute auto-shut off timer with a 30-second interval vibration that reminds you to move to the next area of your mouth.
  3. It features a low noise design and runs on Lithium Ion batteries.

 


 

Poseidon Children’s Sonic LED Toothbrush

Poseidon children’s sonic LED toothbrush available in blue or pink colorWhat it does: This kid’s toothbrush is available in blue or pink with a brush head that lights up with a rainbow of bright LED colors throughout the brushing cycle.

Price: $17.95

Who should use it: Children who need a little encouragement to brush their teeth. The color-changing toothbrush helps them look forward to brushing their teeth.

3 things to know:

  1. This brush is powerful, yet gentle for little ones with 16,000 sonic pulses per minute.
  2. It has a 2-minute auto-timer as recommended by dentists.
  3. Comes in your child’s choice of pink or blue and the battery is included.

 


 

13 Clean Toothbrush Kit

13 Clean toothbrush kit with 1 handle,13 brush heads and a pyramid standWhat it does: 13 Clean is a manual toothbrush that comes with 1 handle,13 brush heads and a pyramid stand. There’s a brush head for each month of the year plus a starter head to get you to the first day of the new month. You’ll never have to wonder when was the last time you replaced your toothbrush.

Price: $14.95

Who should use it: Anyone who prefers to clean their teeth with a manual toothbrush.

3 things to know:

  1. The toothbrush comes in your choice of pink or blue.
  2. Each set includes 1 toothbrush handle, 13 heads, 1 head cover and 1 toothbrush stand.
  3. It’s manufactured with Dupont bristles that are between a soft to medium firmness.

 


 

Small and compact travel sonic toothbrushTravel Sonic Toothbrush

What it does:  Small and compact for travel, this sonic toothbrush provides a powerful cleaning with 18,000 sonic pulses per minute.

Price: $12.95

Who should use it: Travelers and anyone who would like to brush their teeth at work or while on the go.

3 things to know:

  1. Small but powerful, the travel sonic toothbrush easily fits in any toiletry bag or handbag.
  2. It runs on 1 AAA battery.
  3. The waterproof design makes for easy clean up.

 


 

ORAL IRRIGATORS

Poseidon Inductive Rechargeable Oral Irrigator

Rechargeable oral irrigator to clean out bacteria and debris

What it does:  This oral irrigator features 3 operating modes, normal, soft, and pulse. It sends a pulsed stream of water in-between teeth and below the gumline to clean out bacteria and debris. It sits on a charging stand so it is ready to use when you need it.

Price: $49.95

Who should use it: Anyone who doesn’t want to worry about their irrigator losing power due to low battery levels. Bonus: A single charge will last months, so it’s easy to take on the road.

3 things to know:

  1. The inductive charging cradle keeps your irrigator powered and ready to use. (One full charge will last months!)
  2. There are 3 operating modes; normal, soft, and pulse, for user comfort.
  3. The unit is both BPA free and FDA approved for your peace of mind.

 


 

Poseidon Professional Countertop Oral Irrigator

Countertop oral irrigator with rotating multi-functional handleWhat it does:  The larger capacity tank and rotating multi-functional handle means more water, more power and more control for an effective and easy alternative to traditional flossing.

Price: $49.95

Who should use it: Ideal for multiple users who want healthier and cleaner mouths.

3 things to know:

  1. The handle magnetically attaches to unit, rotates 360 degrees, has a tip release button, and an on/off button.
  2. There are 10 water pressure settings – 0 to 90 PSI and 1,400 pulses per minute.
  3. The lid contains a nozzle case that stores the 4 tips that are included with your unit.

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