Dental hygiene is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Gone were the days when oral care was neglected until the onset of toothache or other issues like gum inflammation, etc. Poor dental hygiene can lead to cavity formation, gum disease, and even tooth loss. It is essential to take care of your teeth and gums and prevent such issues by following an advanced oral care routine that involves power brushing twice a day and water flossing after every meal. Besides that, here are a few other simple tips for effective dental hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice a day: Brushing your teeth twice a day with an automatic power toothbrush is a no-brainer and adds a lot to dental hygiene. Be sure to brush for two minutes each time and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. With ORACURA’s sonic electric toothbrushes, the brushing experience is not only hassle-free but also effective. It offers smart 2-minute assistance, various brushing modes, soft DuPont bristles, and much more.
- Start by brushing towards the end: This is one of the most important things yet least talked about. Always start brushing at the end making your way to the front. The nooks and crannies of your teeth need considerably more cleaning than the visible parts. It’s often the intermediaries where cavities are formed because the food particles that stick there are hardest to remove. Hence, power brushing could prove to be an effective way of cleaning the teeth to ensure deep and thorough cleaning.
- Floss regularly: Flossing is another important part of dental hygiene. Be sure to floss between your teeth once a day to remove plaque and bacteria that may have built up. While traditional flossing comes with its own challenges, it also results in bleeding of gums and other issues like difficulty in use and is an outdated way of flossing. Water Flossing is an effective technique that uses a pointed stream of water to clean even the insides of teeth in an effective manner.
- Maintain a healthy diet: While cleaning is important, it is equally significant to maintain a diet that supports the health of your teeth. Fibrous foods like cucumbers, celery, apples, pears, carrots, lettuce, etc help scrub the surface of the teeth and naturally remove some of the accumulated plaque, thereby whitening the appearance. Besides, coarse and crunchy foods require more chewing time which stimulates saliva, hence neutralizing the acids that erode your teeth.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks: Eating sugary foods and drinks increase your risk of tooth decay. Limit your intake of sugary snacks throughout the day and avoid sugary drinks like soft drinks and fruit juices. While sugar is the culprit, the bacteria that eat sugar cause actual damage. Hence, it’s important to do the post-cleaning with water flossing and not forget to brush before bedtime.
- Visit your dentist regularly: Visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is an important part of dental hygiene. Your dentist can monitor your oral health and provide advice and treatments if needed. This will also help ensure any issue that may be arising can be nipped under the bud early on without causing major damage.
- Use a tongue scraper: No matter how strange it may sound, scrapping the tongue regularly can be a game-changer in ensuring not only your dental health but also your overall health. Bacteria can build up on your tongue and lead to bad breath. Using a tongue scraper can help to remove bacteria and improve your breath ensuring good dental hygiene.
- Drink plenty of water: Drinking plenty of water helps to wash away food particles that can get stuck in your teeth. This can help to prevent tooth decay and improve your overall oral health.
- Do not ignore your toothbrush holder: When was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush holder? Your toothbrush holder does not only hold your toothbrush but also germs and bacteria that may find their way into your mouth with the lack of proper and timely cleaning. It’s vital to clean your toothbrush holder with hot soapy water once or twice a week to keep those germs at bay.