You probably know that good oral hygiene improves your “get next to” factor. But did you know that a healthy mouth also decreases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other wellness issues?
The steps to healthy teeth and gums are easy!
Brush at least twice a day with a soft, rounded bristle brush. Take at least 30 seconds for each quarter of your mouth, keeping the brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line. Allow the brush to dry between uses (use more than one if necessary), and replace it every 30 to 45 days. Ask your dentist which type of toothpaste is best for your situation.
Floss before bedtime. If you don’t, about 40 percent of each tooth remains uncleaned.
If you use mouthwash, select a gentle, alcohol-free formula.
Chew sugarless gum to remove some plaque and food debris, and keep saliva flowing.
Develop nutritional habits that include low-sugar foods and fresh vegetables. Reduce or eliminate carbonated drinks.
Visit your dentist for professional examination and cleaning at least two times each year – more often if recommended for gum disease or other oral conditions.
You’ll look terrific, feel great, and have whisper-worthy breath. Read More