Five Tips for A Healthy Mouth

Taking care of your body is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. The better you take care of yourself now, the happier you’ll be in the long run. Taking care of your body doesn’t mean just exercise and eating healthy, while both are important, it also means taking care of your mouth.  Having a healthy mouth can help curb obesity, heart disease, and oral cancer. Here are five tips to having a healthier mouth.

Use a Good Toothbrush

The best kind of toothbrush for your teeth is an electric one. The average person brushes their teeth at 100 strokes per minute while an electric toothbrush operates around 30,000 strokes per minute. This makes a huge difference. These strokes push fluid around and between teeth which makes for a better clean.

Get the Right Toothpaste

Try and stay away from any toothpaste that has “whitening” capabilities. Generally all this toothpaste does is make your teeth “look” whiter by removing surface stains without actually changing the color of your tooth. Consult a dentist in Sutton to see what techniques you can use to properly whiten your teeth.

Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash adds an extra attack on the plaque that sits between your teeth and on your gums.  You should rinse with mouthwash 2 twice a day after you brush your teeth.  Try not to eat, drink, or rinse your mouth out for at least 30 minutes after you use mouthwash.

Pick the Right Foods

The foods that you eat can play a role in cleaning and strengthening your teeth. Fruits like strawberries and pineapples and vegetables like kale and broccoli are all full of ingredients that lead to a healthy mouth. Onions and wasabi both fight to reduce oral bacteria. Throw these into your daily diet and you’ll be one step closer to a happier mouth.

Floss at Night

While you sleep your mouth produces less saliva, a natural defense against plaque. This makes your mouth most vulnerable during the night. So going to sleep with your mouth as clean as possible is the best thing to do. Floss gets all those hard to reach places and scrapes the plaque and tartar away from your gums.

Now that you have a healthy and clean mouth, make sure it looks good! You can look into dental braces Surrey for information on straightening out your teeth.