Americans lose 25% of their teeth by the time they are 50 years old.
That’s largely due to periodontitis, a disease that can be managed with a few simple lifestyle tips.
You may not realize this, but cleaning your teeth is one of the most important things you can do to keep your beautiful smile.
Also, regular check ups at your dentist is a must, and let’s not forget about the annual professional cleaning that your dentist must do to remove all the plaque (bacteria) that attaches to your teeth and might begin “eating” at it.
But there are people who don’t even require a professional cleaning. And that’s not because they are lucky. They simply know how to clean their teeth like pros and prevent gingivitis (gum inflammation) and subsequently, tooth decay.
So, what can you do to become one of them?
Step 1. Brush your teeth
This comes as a no-brainer, but surprisingly, many people don’t brush their teeth correctly or for the right amount of time.
You should spend a few minutes on brushing your teeth the following way ->
Step 2. Use an interdental brush
If you are more predisposed to forming plaque or have gingivitis, cleaning the spaces between your teeth is a must. You see, there are many small food particles that get stuck between your teeth and there’s were bacteria thrives.
Furthermore, if you suffer from gingivitis, then the gums are more sensitive to bacteria and it inflames faster.
Therefore, using an interdental brush to make sure your teeth are clean is vital. Here is how you can use it correctly ->
Step 3. Floss
There has been a lot of talk that floss is not important or that it might even be dangerous. But the truth is that as long as you know how to use it properly, it can help you prevent plaque, tooth stains and even help you get rid of gingivitis.
Here is how you can use it correctly ->
Step 4. Use mouthwash
Why? Because it seals the deal sort to speak. After you’ve done all that brushing and tugging around your teeth, a small mouth rinse will help flush out all the “leftovers” .
If you have dry mouth, I recommend you use mouthwash with little to no alcohol. If you have a mouthwash that contains a lot of alcohol, you can dilute it with water. You also need to use mouthwash for about 15 seconds and only after a few minutes after you already brushed your teeth.
So, are you correctly brushing your teeth?
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To your health!