Personal Dental Care: It’s Never Too Late
If you are guilty of neglecting or abusing your pearly
whites in the early years of your life (by not
brushing regularly, by smoking a lot of cigarettes,
drinking a lot of caffeine, etc) you might find
yourself getting a bit self-conscious when you smile.
Whether your teeth are already exhibiting a
yellowish-tinge or suffering from extreme sensitivity
to hot or cold food and beverages, it’s never too late
for you to level up your personal dental care routine.
Can’t Smile Without You Most people with a “normal” or
average set of teeth don’t really realize the
importance of their pearly whites until they
experience problems concerning it.
Imagine this: you use your mouth to communicate with
people every minute of everyday and that means that
your teeth is also exposed every time you communicate
with other people. If you are not confident about your
teeth, you will definitely become self conscious which
would greatly affect the way you interact with others.
Now do you realize the importance of maintaining a
healthy set of teeth? If you do, then it’s high time
that you give a little more time for your personal
Brush Regularly You don’t really have to be a
toothbrush maniac and strictly brush your teeth every
after meal. What if you eat at least 8 times a day?
Brushing your teeth 8 times a day would definitely
irritate the enamel of your teeth and may even make
your gums tender and make you more susceptible to gum
irritation and gingivitis.
Most dentists would recommend that brushing the teeth
at least 2 or 3 times a day is enough to maintain the
cleanliness of the teeth and mouth.
If you seem not to be satisfied with just merely
brushing, you can actually floss (now you can do this
after every meal, just make sure you know the right
way of flossing or you’ll still end up having gums
that bleed) or gargle some mouthwash.
Have A Tongue Cleaner If you think that brushing and
flossing alone is enough to help eliminate, manage and
control the halitosis-causing bacteria in your mouth,
The bacteria are not only found in your teeth but they
are also found in your tongue and in the “cheeks” of
your mouth. Brushing alone will not help you achieve
100% fresh breath. You will need to clean your tongue
and inner mouth cheeks as well.
You can do this by simply buying a tongue cleaner.
There are a lot of toothbrushes in the market today
that have built in tongue and cheeks cleaner. They may
be a bit more expensive than regular toothbrushes, but
they’re worth the extra money anyway.
Don’t Be Lazy There may be times when you arrive home
very late at night or you simply had a very rough and
tiring day that you just want to crawl right into bed
when you get home. You ditch brushing your teeth and
then you justify your act by telling yourself “it’s
only for tonight” and then you sleep right away.
You might think that it’s a harmless act but maybe it
would help if you would know that a person who sleeps
overnight without brushing his or her teeth gives the
bacteria in his or her mouth ample time to multiply
which gives off a “deadly” mouth odor in the morning.
Personal dental care is a person’s responsibility to
himself. It is part of daily hygiene and it must be
not neglected, just like bathing and washing hands.