Simple Changes To Improve Your Oral Health

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Improving your oral health doesn’t have to be a daunting task. While there are a huge number of options available in supermarkets and shops, online advice and expert consultations from your dentist, there can be a huge number of things that you can consider. Whether you’re looking to opt for teeth whitening London and you want to ensure your oral health is at its best before the procedure, or if you simply want to improve your overall oral hygiene, there are a number of simple steps that you can take, which we’re discussing below.

Cut Down Your Sugar Intake

Whether you enjoy a fruit juice from time to time, or you crave chocolate on a regular basis, excess sugar in your diet can wreak havoc on your teeth and your oral hygiene as a whole. Sugar can be extremely damaging and can result in a build up of plaque and weakening of teeth as a whole. Cutting down your sugar intake is an effective way of boosting your oral health and ultimately ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and cavity-free for longer.

Invest In A Better Toothbrush

Many people do not consider the importance of the toothbrush that they choose, and while you may not need the most expensive and fanciest of all toothbrushes, knowing which one to choose is exceptionally important. If you’ve been brushing your teeth with a toothbrush with particularly tough bristles, you may find that you are doing more harm than good. If you’re brushing your teeth too hard, with tough bristles, then you may find that your mouth results in receeding gums and enamel loss, without even realising! While you may not want to make the switch to soft bristles, there are a number of other options that you should consider, and taking advice from your dentist will ensure that your oral health is as optimum as possible.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

If you regularly suffer from bad breath, and you feel like this is a result of a build-up of bacteria, then ensuring that you incorporate an antibacterial mouthwash into your everyday routine can help to ensure that both your teeth and gums are cleaned and bacteria is prevented. When left alone, bacteria can spread into your teeth and gum line causing cavities and gingivitis, and an anti-bacterial mouthwash can help to prevent this.

Drinking More Water

While many people believe that bottled water is better than tap water, tap water can actually have benefits for your teeth, gums and overall oral hygiene, as many areas will have a very minimal amount of fluoride added to it. This can help to curb tooth decay, and can also help to fight off cravings for food as you remain hydrated. Drinking more water is an effective method of keeping your teeth clean while maintaining a balanced diet.

Go To The Dentist

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a chore, and it should be something that you are exceptionally proud of at all times. Ensuring you have pearly whites and optimal hygiene is simple with the advice of your dentist, and heading there once every 6 months will guarantee that your oral health is at its best.


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6 thoughts on “Simple Changes To Improve Your Oral Health

  • February 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    This is a good reminder that we need to take better care of our oral health. Sometimes I forget how important it is but I need to make it a habit to go through the motions each time rather than skipping things or even skimping on steps. These are great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  • February 21, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I believe sugar is the biggest problem when it comes to oral health. The last thing you want to do is go to bed without brushing the last thing you want to do is go to bed without brushing your teeth when you ate chocolate or candy an hour before bed. I try to stay on top of brushing a minimum of twice a day and flossing before bed. Also, I try and change my toothbrush as often as once every 4 months.

  • February 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

    This is a great list of ways to improve your oral health. People do not understand how important it is for your health to focus on your mouth and teeth too! It can affect so many things.

  • February 20, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I dread going to the dentist, but I do go every 6 months. I feel like I am not taking advantage of my family’s dental plan if I do not go. I have a lot of dental anxiety about going. I always drink lots of water!

  • February 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Both my husband and I recently upgraded to a water pik tooth brush system. It has really made a big difference for us both! I never thought about drinking more water and our dental health!

  • February 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Sugar is a big one for me, not just for my teeth, but my overall health. A couple of years ago when I got religious about limiting it, the woman who cleans my teeth actually commented that they looked great. That is, before she’d done her handy-work. x


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