No matter how perfect your make-up, it`s very difficult to look good if your teeth look bad. If they are crooked or damaged, modern dentistry can improve them, but simply neglecting your teeth is inexcusable. Try out these tips for your teeth and you`ll discover that keeping your teeth in sparkling condition takes less time than it does to take a bath or to style your hair.
Start your new oral hygiene programme with disclosing tablets. Chew one tablet, swishing it about in your mouth so it coats all tooth and gum surfaces(smear your lips with Vaseline before using disclosing tablets to prevent your lips from staining too). Then rinse your mouth with water and look at your teeth in the mirror.
Rinse your mouth with a pre-brushing mouthwash. This type of product is not designed to reduce brushing time, simply to loosen plaque before brushing.
Brushing doesn’t reach the spaces between teeth, but plaque does. The Best time to floss is before bedtime.
Regular dental check ups
Even if you brush and floss, you’ll miss some plaque. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar that cannot be removed by your toothbrush alone. Tartar should be removed every six months by your friendly hygienist. Studies have shown that people who neglect regular dentist visits get more cavities and have a higher chance of losing their teeth.
Stick to one glass of fruit juice a day
Sugars occur naturally in foods such as fruit and milk, but we don’t need to cut down on these types of sugars.
But when fruit is juiced or blended, as in smoothies, the sugars are released from the structure of the fruit. Once released, these sugars can damage your teeth, especially if you drink fruit juice frequently.
Even unsweetened fruit juice is sugary, so try not to drink more than one glass (about 150ml) of fruit juice each day.
Foods and drinks can stain your teeth
Wine, cigarette smoke, tea and coffee are all teeth-staining culprits. Keep them to a minimum to stop your teeth becoming stained.
Your dentist or hygienist can give your teeth a professional clean, which may help to reduce the staining.
If you want to find out about other options, such as teeth whitening, have a chat with your dentist.