We have emphasized the importance of brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing properly, so we would assume that you have kept your pact with your oral hygiene. A quick reminder of why we always want your dental health to stay top-notch is the fact that your oral health is connected to your oral hygiene. Another way to keep your teeth healthy and perfect is through eating vitamins and food filled with protein. 

Remember while growing up, the rhythm has always been to drink milk to get strobe bones. For teeth, dairy products are also a good recipe to keeping them healthy. Dairy products like milk and cheese contain high percentages of calcium which strengthen the teeth. Other proteins like eggs and meat contain phosphorus which helps to maintain the enamel and strengthen them. We wouldn’t leave out vegetables and fruits. Citrus fruits are high with vitamin C which helps keep the mouth healthy and the fibres help the interdental spaces. 

Just like we have foods to help keep your mouth healthy, we also have foods that you should totally avoid. Sweet, Sugary Cakes, candies and sodas are not healthy for your teeth. Also, sticky food can also cause a huge amount of harm. With all these mentioned, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consume all these at all, we are simply implying you reduce the consumption so your teeth can be healthy. 

  • Avoid Going To Bed Without Brushing.

We believe that you have been practicing daily brushing but we are not certain that you have been brushing at night. Have you? You could leave a comment in the comment section. It is quite difficult to brush at night especially with the hustle and bustle of daily activities. But then, remember that whatever you do for seven days becomes a habit, whatever you do for 14 days becomes an act and then 30 days becomes an attitude. It is quite easy, pick up your brush after dinner, add a paste… viola… you are brushing already. 

  • Brush Properly 

There is a perfect way to brush. You need to learn the rolling method of brushing. If this sounds strange to your hearing, kindly click here to watch the video. While you watch that, remember that you need to take your time, segment your teeth and brush in circular motion. 

  • Don’t Neglect Your Tongue. 

The tongue plays a huge role with halitosis (mouth odor) if you don’t clean them properly, you may end up letting the plaque on your tongue cause harm to your oral hygiene.  

  • Use  a Fluoride contained Paste 

There are a lot of toothpastes in Nigeria. However, choosing the right one is what matters. Whenever you are purchasing one, ensure that you check out its properties and it is compulsory that you buy one that contains fluoride. While fluoride has come under scrutiny by those worried about how it impacts other areas of health, this substance remains a mainstay in oral health. This is because fluoride is a leading defense against tooth decay. It works by fighting germs that can lead to decay, as well as providing a protective barrier for your teeth.

  • Floss. 

Flossing is as important as brushing. You may assume that the only time you should floss is when you have food substance in between your interdental space. That’s not true. Flossing helps stimulate the gums, reduce plaque and help prevent tooth decay. 

  • Get A MouthWash Prescribed By Your Dentist

Many just walk into stores and grab a bottle of mouthwash, your dentist is expected to prescribe a mouthwash for you. There are several types of mouthwashes so you don’t end up causing harm while trying to keep your mouth healthy. 

  • Drink Water 

Water continues to be the best beverage for your overall health — including oral health. Also, as a rule of thumb, Schwartz recommends drinking water after every meal. This can help wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.

  • Eat Healthy

In the introduction, we emphasized on the benefits of eating healthy. Eat healthy, take meals containing calcium, phosphorus, plenty of liquid and vitamin C. 

  • Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year.

Your own everyday habits are crucial to your overall oral health. Still, even the most dutiful brushers and flossers need to see a dentist regularly. At minimum, you should see your dentist for cleanings and checkups twice a year. Not only can a dentist remove calculus and look for cavities, but they will also be able to spot potential issues and offer treatment solutions.. To book an appointment with us, kindly click here