Tips To Maintain the Beauty of Your Smile

The beauty of your smile has everything to do with your oral and dental health. Therefore, making sure that you have the whole set of teeth till the later stages of your life is the first and foremost requirement that you will have to take into consideration.

Having that said, there are a few things which may be worth mentioning in this regard.

Get rid of dental anxiety

If you want to ensure better dental and oral health, you will have to let go of the dental fear. The dental fear can make you avoid dental visits. Now, you may wonder if there could be a way to reduce or get rid of dental fear. Well, there are many. For instance, you can discuss different options with your dentist regarding things that make you anxious and the ones that tend to relax you during dental examination and treatments. You can also find some distractions to keep you from thinking that you are getting your oral cavity analyzed.

What to do first: flossing or brushing?

For many dentists, it doesn’t matter whether you brush or floss first. However, many dentists are of the opinion that flossing before brushing is the right technique because it can help you get rid of the plaque and bacteria that come out of the interdental spaces during flossing of your teeth.

Be careful while using toothpick

If you do not have floss or you don’t like using it, you can use toothpick. However, you will have to make sure that you are using it carefully. You will need to be gentle because pushing it against the teeth can turn out to be dangerous for the tooth enamel.

Replace the toothbrush

The bristles of toothbrush wear off with time. After 3 – 4 months of usage, the toothbrush doesn’t remain effective anymore. At this point, you will need to replace the toothbrush. If you are using an electric toothbrush, you can bring in the new head of that brush. Moreover, you also need to replace the toothbrush after you recover from any illness.

Use of dairy products

If you want to maintain the bright whiteness of your teeth, you need to make sure that your tooth enamel is being re-mineralized on daily basis. Use of dairy products such as milk and cheese can stimulate the process of re-mineralization of your teeth.

Dealing with the stains after consumption of teeth staining foods

It can be impossible for certain people to keep themselves away from the consumption of teeth staining foods. For instance, you may not be able to keep yourself away from a cup of tea or your favorite latte. Now, these foods can stain the teeth pretty quickly. Therefore, you need to do something to get rid of the stains before they leave any effects. For this purpose, you can use baking soda in the same way you use toothpaste.

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How to Get Rid Of Bad Breath

You may not like to hear it but if you have it, you need to know about it. We are talking about bad breath here. It is certainly not going to be your best feature because it can affect other people around you more than what it can do to you. As a matter of fact, bad breath can affect relationships.

Good news is that you can get rid of the bad breath and prevent it in the future quite easily. All it is going to take is your time that you are going to spend on maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist. These are the practices that you need to stick with anyway.

How to know if you have bad breath?

Since bad bacteria can occur due to bacteria in the mouth, you can see if you have inflammation there. Bacteria cause inflammation. Inflamed area releases smells which resemble like sulfur. The bad breath usually occurs in the morning when you get out of the bed.

One way to know if you have bad breath is to smell the floss you have just used. Let the floss get dry before you smell it.

What causes bad breath?

Since most of the people do not report about bad breath, there are no reliable statistics available about the percentage of total population in this regard. However, it is estimated that in 80% of the cases, mouth is the main source of bad breath. For instance, conditions like cavities, gum disease and infection in tonsils are the major reasons for bad breath because each of these cases is resulted by bacterial interaction.

However, there are certain health conditions too that can cause bad breath. Those conditions may include liver disease, diabetes, respiratory tract infection, and chronic bronchitis.

Take care of your teeth and gums

Taking care of your oral hygiene is the first line of defense if you want to fight off bad breath. You have to make sure that you brush and floss your teeth on daily basis. If you ignore brushing and flossing your teeth for a few days, you will have quite bad breath even if your oral health is good. The purpose of brushing and flossing should be the removal of food debris and bad bacteria from the mouth. Moreover, you need to use an antibacterial mouthwash. It can surely freshen up your breath in good way.

Visiting the dentist

You need to visit the dentist, not only to prevent the bad breath but to ensure better oral health. Your oral cavity will be checked during a dental visit and your dentist will give you nice advice about taking care of your oral health and hygiene.