The way you take care of your teeth each day can dictate just how strong and healthy they are, as well as how white and shiny they remain. While you know you should be brushing a couple of times a day, flossing after meals and using mouthwash, there is actually a lot more that can go into your dental care that can help your teeth even more. Follow the tips you'll find offered here to bring your dental care to a whole other level or click to read more:
Consider making the switch to an electronic toothbrush
When you use a manual toothbrush you want to use a circular motion and make sure you get all the parts of each tooth. However, no matter how good of a job you do brushing with a manual toothbrush that toothbrush won't do quite as good of a job as an electric toothbrush would do.
Not only is an electric toothbrush a good choice for everyone, but it should be the only choice for anyone who has issues such as carpal tunnel, arthritis in their hands or fingers and other hand issues because the electronic toothbrush does most of the work for you.
Use a water pick over floss when you have the option
Floss is like a thread that has a waxy covering and this makes it easy to slide it right in-between your teeth so you can remove food that gets stuck in them. However, even floss has its limitations. For example, if your teeth are situated tightly together then you may not even be able to fit the floss between them enough to work the food pieces out. Also, the floss can't get the food out from the areas where the teeth meet the gums and food particles can get stuck there often.
A water pick is a hand held dental tool and you fill the base with water. You turn it on and point the end where you want the water to go and a steady, strong stream of water will blast your teeth to remove food from all areas of your mouth. Not only can it get that food out from the tight spaces between your teeth, but it also removes it from that area where your teeth meet the gums, as well as everywhere else you point it.
Use mouthwash designed for your issues
Some of the types of mouthwash you will be able to get include ones that focus on fluoride for those at a higher risk of cavities, cosmetic mouthwash for those who are more concerned with keeping their teeth white, antiseptic mouthwash for those who are worried about tooth infections and natural mouthwash for those concerned with the chemicals they put in their body.Share