Simple and Easy Ways To Keep Your Gums and Teeth Super Clean

keeping teeth healthyIf you’re serious about getting healthy teeth and gums then you are going to want to follow the tips below (courtesy of Smiles By Kesa) while at the same time making sure that you are also following the basics such as brushing and flossing your teeth.

1. Avoid Foods That Stain Your Teeth

If you happen to be consuming things like red wine, black tea, coffee, cola and other dark juices then you should expect nothing else than yellow teeth!

You should appreciate that if something that you’re about to eat is dark in color then it will more than likely stain your teeth. If you do happen to eat a food that causes stains then I’d highly recommend that you brush your teeth immediately thereafter. You are also going to want to invest in a good bleaching agent (which you can get from your local pharmacy). You will also want to become extremely conscious of eating foods that stain your teeth and should only touch them if you have a toothbrush lying around.

2. Make Sure You Hum While You Brush Your Teeth

If you really want to make sure that all the nasty plaque is removed from your teeth then you are going to want to make sure that you are brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. In the beginning you will want to get a timer to help ensure that you are brushing for the right amount of time, or you could find a tune that you love which lasts for two minutes and then hum away until the two minute mark is up.

3. Grip Your Toothbrush Like You Would a Pencil

If your toothbrush looks like it has been used to clean your car then it’s likely that you are brushing your teeth way too hard. You really need to appreciate that brushing hard is not going to help you remove all that plaque. In fact the absolute best way to clean your teeth is to place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle against your gums and then move the toothbrush around in a circular motion. Try gripping the toothbrush like a pencil so you don’t end up scrubbing your teeth too hard.

4. Try To Drink a Single Cup of Tea Every Single Day

There are ingredients in tea such as flavonoids and various other things that have been shown to stop harmful bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Tea also has the benefit of containing a high amount of fluoride.

5. Change Your Brush Regularly

You need to make sure that you throw out your toothbrush at least once every 3 months because not doing so will just mean you are going to be transferring bacteria from your toothbrush into your mouth. Smile studio orthodontics recommend that you do this especially when you have braces on!

6. Get a Good Mouthwash to Help Rid Your Mouth of Bacteria

You need to realize that the vast majority of mouthwashes that you see contain far too much alcohol which can lead to your mouth drying out, which makes it the perfect breading ground for bacteria. You should take your time and find a good quality mouthwash that is alcohol free.

7. Scrape Your Tongue Thoroughly

Invest in a tongue scraper and use it to scrape your tongue every morning to remove tongue plaque and to help freshen up your breath. One of the main reasons that people have bad breath in the first place is because of the buildup of bacteria on the tongue. A tongue scraper will help to get rid of all this nasty bacteria, leaving your breath nice and fresh.

8. Cut Back on The Amount of Sugar You Eat

You are seriously going to want to avoid sugary foods from now on. If you combine sugar and bacteria then you will end up with plaque. Plaque will then lead to your gums bleeding, tooth decays and countless cavities.

9. Eat Foods That Will Help To Clean Your Teeth

You might not realize this but foods that are tough will actually help to clean up your teeth. Some of these foods include things like Apples, carrots, celery and unsweetened popcorn. To really get the most benefit you are going to want to ensure that these foods are some of the last that you eat.

10. Keep Hydrated

Make sure that you are drinking at least one glass of water every single hour. You might not realize this but keeping hydrated will help to keep your digestive system working as it should be and it will help to keep your skin hydrated. The bonus is that your teeth will stay white. The more water you drink, the more bacteria you will help to remove off of your teeth and out of your mouth!

11. Don’t Use Your Teeth For Anything Other than Eating

You are going to want to have all the essential tools you need such as a bottle opener and a pair of scissors with you, so you don’t have to end up using your teeth as a tool which will only end with you damaging them!

12. Check Your Breath on a Regular Basis

To check your breath is very simple. All you need to do is lick the palm of your hand and smell it while it is still wet. If it is smelly then you need to either pop a mint or take out some time to brush your teeth.

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Simple Ways To Prevent Gum Related Problems

preventing gum diseaseWhy is it Essential To Look After Your Gums?

You might not know this but the vast majority of the reasons why people lose their teeth is because of gum problems and not tooth decay… this is why it is so important to make sure that you are looking after your gums properly. The reality is that most adults out there have some sort of gum disease. However the thing to note about this disease is that it is very slow to progress so you usually don’t find out about it until it becomes a very serious problem. The good news is that you can be proactive and prevent it from getting worse.

So What is Gum Disease in the First Place and What’s the Primary Cause of it?

If you don’t brush your teeth for a few days then you will start to notice a yellowish kind of film developing over your teeth. You might think that this is just food getting stuck to your teeth but this is in fact a film of bacteria which is slowly but surely developing over the surface of your gums and teeth.

Now a lot of this bacteria isn’t going to harm you, but then there is some which will start to eat away at the food that you’re consuming and as a result will start to excrete toxins and enzymes. Over time this will result in plaque starting to develop on your gums and teeth.

The moment your body realizes that you have these toxins in your mouth it will begin fighting them by creating a bunch of new tiny blood vessels to help fight off the infection. These blood vessels are what make your gums look extremely red and swollen. However the bacteria will also fight back and begin attacking the blood vessels which is why your gums begin to bleed.

The first stage of gum disease is known officially as gingivitis and this can very easily be reversed simply by making sure that you are brushing your teeth properly at least twice a day.

The problem with gum disease is that it is not painful at all which can result in people not knowing about it. If the issue is not tackled in the early stages then it will result in the bone which holds the teeth to the bones to fade away which will ultimately make your teeth very loose. If you don’t treat the problem at this stage it will eventually result in you losing your teeth.

So What Can You Do to Prevent Gum Disease?

The trick is simple:

Preventing gum disease from occurring in the first place is very, very simple. All it requires that you do is make sure that you thoroughly brush your teeth for at least twice a day. That means once in the morning when you wake up and once in the evening before you go to sleep.

If you’re able to do this then believe me you will never experience any issues with gum disease. This is a fact that is backed up by some really amazing orthodontists all over the country such as braces and beautiful faces.

The Simple and Easy Way to Clean Your Teeth

You really need to take the time to know exactly what you need to do in order to brush your teeth properly. Don’t try to rush through this step because it will only lead you to making mistakes down the line which will not help you get you to where you need to go.

The first thing you need to do is to slow yourself down. Really take the time to brush your teeth properly because if you do this then you won’t have to worry about them until the next day.

When you are brushing your teeth, you have only one mission and that is to remove the film of bacteria and plaque that is covering every tooth in your mouth. This is a very simple job and requires that you just brush each and every tooth thoroughly and gently.

If you have hard deposits on your teeth then that is something known as tartar and no amount of brushing will ever help you remove it. The only way to get rid of this is going to be to go to the dentist and get a thorough cleaning done.

Toothpaste isn’t some magical paste that will help to keep your teeth and gums free from problems.

Rather it is just a simple tool that will help you in cleaning your teeth. You can brush your teeth perfectly well without toothpaste, but if you choose to use one then make sure that you get a toothpaste that contains fluoride, because this will help to radically reduce the chances of you getting tooth decay.

So How Should You Brush Your Teeth?

You are going to want to invest in a small headed toothbrush that has soft bristles and then put a pea sized amount of toothpaste on it.

You need to really focus to make sure that you are using good technique and you need to ensure that you are also cleaning your gums properly.

This means that you are not only going to want to brush your teeth properly but you are also going to want to take the time to brush the gums around the teeth as well. This is the place where gum disease usually begins.

To ensure that you are getting rid of all the plaque on your teeth you will want to move your toothbrush in circular movements. Avoid scrubbing your teeth because this is only going to result in you experiencing a lot of tooth and gum issues later on.

There are many people out there that find manual toothbrushes a real headache to use properly and if you happen to be one of these people then I’d highly recommend that you invest in a good electric toothbrush. The best type of electric toothbrush that you can invest in is something that is known as a rechargeable oscillating rotating electric toothbrush. These kinds of toothbrushes will really help you get rid of the plaque on your teeth and gums with ease!

The most important tip that I can give you here is to make sure that you brush the surface of every single tooth properly, especially those hard to reach ones at the back of the mouth. Doing so will help to radically reduce the chances that you experience any problems later on.

If you are having trouble reaching the hard to reach places in your mouth then I’d highly recommend that you speak to your dentist and seek out professional help.

The Importance of Cleaning Between Each and Every Tooth

The reality is that no matter how good your toothbrush and your brushing technique, you’re just not going to be able to brush in between each of your teeth. This is why after brushing your teeth with a toothbrush you are going to want to take a few moments to floss between each and every tooth. If you have no idea how to use dental floss then ask your dentist and they will be more than happy to show you.

The truth is that if you haven’t had a thorough cleaning at your dentist then it might very well be impossible for you to floss between your teeth. This is because of the massive buildup of tartar on your teeth, which you are only going to be able to get rid of when you go to the dentist.

Again take the time to learn exactly how to use dental floss properly. This means talking to your dentist and getting precise instructions on what you need to do.

You might notice that there are many, many different types of floss out there and the only way to know which kind of floss is going to be good is to actually take the time to experiment with different ones until you find one that you really enjoy.

In the ideal circumstances you are going to want to take the time to floss at least once a day but if you’re not able to do this then I’d highly recommend that you do it as often as you possibly can.

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