Open Wide: Top Dental Tips For Whiter & Healthier Smiles

Do you wish that your teeth were a little whiter so that you could benefit from a winning smile? It would certainly improve your selfies for Instagram! But that isn’t the only reason why you should focus on your overall dental hygiene.  First you know I love teeth and I've talked about them quite a bit here in this safe space of mine.

Truth is, if you look after your teeth and gums well, then you will find that you are at a much lower risk of suffering from common dental problems. So, you won’t need to suffer through a filling ever again!  I've been obsessed with my smile since I was a kid and dental hygiene is a huge deal to me and my family.  I may not have the most perfect teeth but you better believe we don't suffer from gum disease or any cavities.  In all honesty my husband gets cavities more often than any one else in the family ever has.  The man just loves his sweets!  But he's learned a few lessons himself including everything I'm about to share below.

Intrigued to know what can help you improve your dental hygiene? 

Keep reading on to find out more....

Can’t Brush? Then Rinse.

We all know that we need to regularly brush our teeth. Ideally, you should be brushing yours at least twice a day. If you have the time, it could be worth increasing your brushing so that you do it after every meal. However, there may be sometimes when you aren’t able to brush your teeth for whatever reason. If this is the case, though, you should still at least rinse out your mouth. Simply rinsing your mouth will help to remove any leftover food that is lodged in between your teeth.

Stop Eating So Much Sugar

It’s also worth taking a closer look at your diet and trying to see how you can reduce your sugar intake. Sugar is the number-one cause of tooth decay and plaque, so you need to try to cut it out of your diet as much as you possibly can. That means eating few candies and chocolates as well as cutting out sodas as well.

Book An Appointment With Your Dentist

Don’t forget to regularly see your doctor too. They can examine your teeth and gums and provide you with any extra dental care that might help you improve your oral hygiene. Not only that, though, but they can also treat you for any dental conditions that you are currently suffering from. They can also provide you with any aesthetic dental work that can improve the overall appearance of your teeth.

Replace Your Toothbrush Frequently

Can't stress this one enough.  You should aim to replace your toothbrush at least every three months.  At least. It could pay off to replace it sooner than that if you can afford to. The more we use a toothbrush, the softer the bristles become. Eventually, they will be so soft that they won’t be any use and won’t be able to remove any of the food and particles in between the teeth. 

Don’t Forget To Floss

This one is a tough one even for me, but I've come to do it more regularly throughout the years.  It is essential that you remember to floss after each time you brush. Even though brushing the teeth can help to remove food from the teeth, pieces often get lodged in hard to reach places. Flossing will help to remove them, though. As well as that, flossing can also prevent the buildup of plaque on the back of the teeth.

If you follow all of the tips above, you should find that your dental health starts to greatly improve. You’ll also be left with a much whiter smile that will look fab in all your selfies.

Hope this helps as we're all in the process of beginning new routines and becoming a better version of ourselves come next month!

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