Probably the most ignored aspect of our healthcare routine happens to be oral hygiene. We are so busy worrying about that extra pound gained, or minor headaches that we tend to overlook the value of our teeth as long as they last. Only when faced with a series of oral problem that we realize the importance of maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
Let’s start with a few simple tips on better preserving oral hygiene, most of which we already know but choose to ignore:
- BRUSHING TWICE A DAY:
Yeah, we know that. Yet, we knowingly skip brushing at night as we are too tired or sleepy, or rather not mark an end to our day’s snack munching because let’s be real: brushing means no more food chomping. What this does is that the food particles sitting in our teeth overnight rot, and become a feasting ground for bacteria that in turn damage the protective enamel. Hence, it is advisable to brush or at the least gargle after every meal, and especially at night to minimize teeth damage.
- USING A MOUTHWASH:
We tend to assume that brushing alone is sufficient for our oral hygiene regimen, but a swirl of mouthwash ensures your entire oral cavity and gums are swiped clean of any food debris and germs.
- USING A TONGUE CLEANER:
Many of us out there at some point must have wondered why our mouths don’t feel or smell as fresh even though we religiously brush and floss. The answer lies in the tongue. The tongue becomes a breeding ground for bacteria as plaque and sediments intensify. A tongue cleaner is a must-have tool for a complete oral hygiene routine as it scrapes off all the undesired germ build-up.
- AVOID SMOKING:
Responsible for yellowing teeth, causing worms and cavities, smoking is one of the worst habits for your dental hygiene. Tobacco affects the attachment of your soft tissue and bone, and interferes with your normal gum tissue cells’ function, paving the way to gum and other oral problems.
- MUSTARD OIL WITH SALT:
A homemade, natural recipe for teeth whitening and quick germ removal comes from the use of mustard oil and salt’s mixture.
Start today with these tips to prolong the health of your mouth, your body and your personality.