Most discussions revolve around brushing and flossing twice a day when referring to a healthy mouth. But in addition to that, there are these little things that you can do, in your everyday life to add value to your oral hygiene practices.
Keep water handy: Every time you consume tea, coffee or wine you stain your teeth a little more. To minimize this staining try and have some water immediately after the consumption of these foods. It’ll go a long way in keeping your teeth sparkling white.
Invest in a reusable straw: It would be a perfect world if people did not like carbonated acidic drinks. They are so harmful to your teeth and your body alike. But since most you’ll love it, here is a little hack, use a straw to consume these drinks. The contact between the liquid and the teeth is minimized to a great extent, and the damage done to the teeth is significantly reduced.
Have your desserts with the meals: It is not just the number of sweets you eat in a day, but the frequency too. Whenever you crave for one, try to incorporate it with your meals. The reason is simple. Every time you eat, the pH level in your mouth goes down and makes teeth more susceptible to damage. By reducing the frequency of your meals you are saving your pearly whites from repeated acid exposures.
Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables: Processed foods are easy to make and super convenient, but not of any use for your jaws. When you eat these crunchy foods you need to chew them vigorously, and all of this chomping doubles up as a good workout for your jaw muscles. Get ‘em moving now.
Quit smoking: There are more than enough reasons, medical and dental both for quitting this habit. Smoking stains your teeth, increases your chances of getting gum diseases and gives a bad odor too. So yes, quit smoking, now!
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