Oral health and hygiene are the mainstays of a healthy body and taking just a few minutes out of your day to ensure your teeth are in good condition and your mouth is healthy can make a huge difference to your overall health.
So, with that being said, continue reading to discover a detailed guide to oral health.
Start Flossing Every Day
First and foremost, the importance of flossing your teeth every morning and every night, at the least, cannot be understated.
As a child, it is likely you were all about why you should brush your teeth before going to sleep, but it is likely that nobody ever handed you a floss stick. Flossing can greatly improve your overall health and provides the following benefits:
- A lower risk of stroke
- A way to protect your gums and your teeth
- A way to prevent you from losing teeth
- A way to prevent your gums from receding
- A possible improvement in symptoms of arthritis
Visit the Dentist Regularly
If you are someone who detests going the doctor and would only ever make an appointment if your arm was quite literally hanging off, you probably don’t relish the idea of lying back in the dentist’s chair.
However, whatever excuse you may have when you skip your next appointment, it simply is not good enough to justify the risk you are placing on your oral health and indeed, your emotional and physical health in general.
For those who never seem to be able to attend the appointments they already have booked in for the foreseeable future, skip the queues and delays by booking an appointment instead with private dentists in Droitwich.
Always Use Fluoride Toothpaste
Your dentist will be able to recommend exactly the type of toothpaste for the age and condition of your teeth, but if you have yet to enquire as to the right one for you, next time you are shopping be sure to pick up a toothpaste with a high fluoride content.
Fluoride is exceedingly effective in the fight against tooth decay, although for children under the age of ten, you should only allow a small, pea-sized amount of toothpaste every time they brush.
Drink a Glass of Skimmed Milk Twice a Week
Some people cannot stand the taste of milk and cannot even cope with a small volume on their morning cereal and if you are one of these people, make sure you are getting enough calcium from other sources, namely cheese and yogurt.
However, if you do like milk, another helpful change to your daily routine to help strengthen your teeth, fight against gum disease, and generally help maintain good oral health and hygiene, is to start drinking a small glass of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk twice a week.
Always Rinse Your Mouth with Mouthwash
After brushing your teeth with cold water and toothpaste for at least two minutes, and flossing between each tooth, you should finish your new and improved oral hygiene routine by swilling out your mouth with mouthwash.
Using mouthwash will help to keep your teeth white, will remove stubborn food debris, and will also help to protect against cavities.