Great teeth can be a significant confidence builder and are something that many of us aspire to have.
Do you want sparkling white teeth? Then read on and follow these tips.
If you brush your teeth within an hour of meal times, you may brush off the protective enamel. Instead try brushing teeth a bit before eating breakfast. If you want to make sure there is no food bit leftover after a meal, rinse the mouth thoroughly with water or chew sugar-free gum. This will restore your mouth to regular pH levels.
If you take good care of your teeth you won’t have to spend extra on costly dental work. The dental industry collects a total of £800,000,000 per year. But if teeth were kept constantly clean, a step by step guide to effective brushing and a bog-standard toothbrush will do just fine. Here is the proper way to brush your teeth.
-Devote two minutes to brushing your teeth twice daily .
-Work systematically, begin at one corner of your mouth and work out ward taking care to cleans all surfaces on your way.
-Only use a small smudge of toothpaste and just enough pressure to tickle your teeth and gums, any more than that is unnecessary.
-Don’t bother rinsing, just spit out the toothpaste and suds in the mouth and allow the rest to continue.
Clinical studies have suggested that gum disease can directly affect overall health. The bacteria population in the average mouth can reach as high as 20,000,000 individual organisms. Tooth and gum infection and inflammation can spread from the mouth to other areas of the body, damaging the brain, heart and major blood vessels.
The takeaway here is this, if you take care of your teeth, you live longer. Smokers are much more susceptible to the effects of gum infection than non-smokers.
The past half a century has had a dramatic impact on what we eat and the way we eat it, this in itself has had a huge impact on oral hygiene. After we eat, our mouths remain highly acidic for almost 40 minutes. If you are constantly eating and snacking throughout the day, your mouth will be 60% more acidic than normal. This will increase the chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Stick to regular feeding schedules and avoid drinking and snacking throughout the day.
One out of every four people suffers from bad breath. The major culprit for a foul smelling case of halitosis is bacteria. This most often occurs when the mouth dries out. But there is a completely natural mouthwash hidden in the produce section. In addition to drinking plenty of water, eating fibrous vegetables that contain plenty of water can also keep the breath smelling great.
Five million people living in the UK have not visited their dentist in ten years according to studies from Dr John Fagbemi, a private dentist in London. Others suffer from an irrational fear of dentists, but these can be countered and overcome at any age.
Here are some practical points that can help you take advantage of the wonders of modern dentistry to
Address your dental conditions and possibly extend your life.
–Never arrive more than five minutes early for an appointment.
-Ask about the “Pain Free” option especially if this is your first trip.
-Let the dentist know if you are feeling nervous.
-If you have an aversion to bright lights or the sounds of dental implements, ask if you can listen to music or bring a tablet to distract your mind.
-Certain dentists have experience working with patients who have fears and phobias. Be sure to ask your dentist about such skills if you feel especially nervous receiving dental treatment.
Believe it or not, improving the conditions and appearance of your teeth can actually improve your relations with other people. Studies have shown that people with clean and well-kept teeth actually appear more educated and friendly. Careers and personal relationships can improve as do your teeth.
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