Time to Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene Routine
A guide to healthy lifestyle beginning with oral care
Having beautiful white teeth isn’t just about looking good. Doctors point out that oral health is a window into your overall health and warn that poor oral hygiene can not only cause tooth decay and bad breath, but also increases the risk of a bacterial infection and cause much bigger health problems. That is why it is important to practice oral care as early as possible.
Most of us have made brushing teeth part of our daily routine, but how about the rest of the mouth? Have you been cleaning your gums? Can you stick out your tongue and show it with confidence? Maybe it is time to brush up your oral hygiene routine.
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Choose to floss
Skip the toothpick and use floss instead. Flossing before brushing contributes to a good oral hygiene by removing bits of food stuck in between teeth that cannot be reached by the bristles of your brush.
Don't forget your tongue
Notice when your tongue turns red after drinking wine, or brown after coffee? As much as your teeth are, your tongue can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Brush it in circular motion with a tooth brush, or gently scrape a dental floss along it to remove food particles and bacteria.
Rinse fresh with mouthwash
A mouthwash usually contains an antiseptic agent that kills bacteria around teeth, gums, and tongue. A quick rinse can result to a cleaner feel and fresher breath. But remember, rinsing with a mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing and flossing.
Be careful of dry mouth
Bacteria grows on your tongue more easily in a dry mouth, and that can happen easily when you’re wearing a mask. The easiest way to prevent dry mouth is to drink plenty of water. A humidifier or a face steamer can also help maintain moisture around your mouth.
Moisturizing the face
Wearing of mask has become a daily habit, but this can also cause dry mouth and skin which may lead to skin problems. It is recommended to hydrate not just the inside of your mouth but also the surrounding area using moisturizers and face steamers to keep moisture in.
You might be used to and enjoy brushing your teeth manually. However, for easy and efficient oral hygiene, you’re better served by health science technology. Electric toothbrush and oral irrigator could help improve your oral hygiene to have healthier and whiter teeth.
Benefits of using an electric toothbrush include
Right amount of pressure and brush strokes
Gentle to gums
Safe to use even for people with teeth braces
Stylish and compact
Pearly white teeth and fresh breath are more than just a symbol of beauty and health.
They also encourage you to stay confident and to smile always.
Taking good care of your oral health also shows that you know how to take care of yourself.
Upgrade your oral hygiene so you can always smile with confidence.