Written By Anita Ginsburg / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Taking care of your oral health has benefits that range from lowering your risk of heart disease to improving your self-confidence. Yet, it is easy to forget some of the best strategies over time. Or, you might have slacked off on your oral hygiene routine while you were dealing with a stressful life change.
Whatever the situation may be, you’ve got the chance to get back on track by using these oral health tips that are beneficial for people from all types of backgrounds.
Make Sure You’re Brushing Long Enough
Many people do okay with remembering to brush their teeth. However, you should be brushing for a full two to three minutes to fully wash away any tartar and food debris.
If you tend to rush through your routine, then set an alarm to let you know when you’ve finished brushing your teeth. Playing a song is another effective strategy since many of the best ones fall within this time frame.
Replace Missing Teeth
Losing a tooth in the back of your mouth might seem like no big deal. However, teeth help you eat your food, and it prevents the other teeth from shifting out of place. Dental implants make tooth replacement easier, and they’ll stimulate your jawbone so that you are less likely to lose other teeth.
Find Your Preferred Type of Floss
Dentists often hear their patients complain that flossing is hard or too time-consuming. Fortunately, you have more options for cleaning between your teeth and at the gum line than just the traditional string floss. You can also use water flossers or special pre-loaded ones that reduce the strain on your hands and make it easier to reach tight spaces in your mouth.
Limit Acidic Foods and Beverages
That jumbo-sized soda that you buy at the gas station might be doing more harm than adding calories to your diet. Sipping on sugary beverages all day long exposes your teeth to a constant onslaught of acids that break down the enamel.
The same is also true of food - and sour candies are the worst. If you want an acidic snack or drink, then consume it within an appropriate time frame. Then, rinse your mouth with water to neutralize the acids.
If you often forget to brush your teeth, then consider setting a reminder alarm at a preferred time. You can also use your calendar app to remind yourself to schedule your next dental appointment. Making sure that your oral hygiene routine is foolproof helps you to take care of your teeth and love having the opportunity to smile.
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Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.