Just like your nails, a well-manicured mouth looks tidy and well cared for, and there are lots of little things you can do to improve your oral health. Even better, these changes are easy to fit into a busy lifestyle.
Brush Gently and Don’t Scrub
Resist the temptation to scrub your teeth too hard as you can wear away tooth enamel and even gum tissue. Instead, use small circular movements and a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly.
Avoid Fizzy Drinks
It might be hard to do at this time of year, but try to minimise your consumption of fizzy drinks. These drinks contain huge amounts of sugar and often phosphoric and citric acid that can soften and erode tooth enamel. Plain water is the best way to hydrate and especially during warmer weather.
Brush after Meals
Brushing your teeth after eating is the best way to prevent food and plaque buildup. However, wait at least half an hour after eating as this gives your mouth a chance to recover so acidity levels can normalise. Otherwise, you will brush softer tooth enamel that is more easily damaged. Don’t forget to floss once-a-day, preferably just before bedtime so you go to sleep with a clean mouth and you’ll wake up with fresher breath too.