Dental Rituals To Follow Everyday
Fitness and health begin with clean habits, and the mouth is a great starter at that. In many countries and cultures, dental health is the torchbearer of health rituals, and there is no argument about that. If we remember correctly, dental cleanliness was our first introduction to hygiene. Even today many of us begin our day with dental care. Let’s understand what is wrong and right about the dental care rituals we have been following for generations and get wiser about it.
As an ode to our teeth,let’s understand more to uplift our dental care rituals:
- Brushing the right way:
- The brush should be held in a line at 180 degrees but should be at a 45-degree angle against the gums.
- The size and shape of your toothbrush should accommodate your mouth and permit you to reach all regions of your mouth easily.
- Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that is comfortable for your mouth.
- Time your teeth brushing rituals because 2 to 3 minutes is what you need for effective cleaning. Ensure that you brush the outside, inside, and biting surfaces of your teeth, as well your tongue. Use delicate back and forth movements. Brushing excessively hard or with hard bristles can hurt your gums and abrade your teeth as well.
- Store your toothbrush in an upright position after rinsing and allow it to air-dry until next usage.
- Be watchful as to when to replace your toothbrush. Usually, it should be changed every 3 months or when the bristles are excoriated.
- Floss the bad breath away:
- Bad breath is due to the remnant food particles that make home in your teeth and gum lines. These food particles are too micro to be brushed away and are found in the deepest and farthest corners of teeth. The only way to reach and pull them out of their comfort zones is flossing.
- Avoid skimping and be gentle while flossing.
- Guide the floss between your teeth & try not to snap the floss into your gums. At the point when the floss arrives at your gum line, bend it against one tooth, making a c shape.
- Slide the floss into the space between your gum and tooth, flossing one tooth at a time. Utilize the floss to tenderly focus on the side of the tooth in an up-down motion. Loosen up new floss as you progress to the remainder of your teeth.
- Care to shower your mouth with Mouthwash :
- A mouthwash, along with daily brushing and flossing, can build the tidiness of your mouth. Antimicrobial mouthwashes diminish microscopic organisms and plaque movement, which cause gum disease and gingivitis. Fluoride mouthwashes additionally help diminish and forestall tooth rot.
- There are some natural and homemade mouthwashes that you try to DIY your dental care and start a trend.
- Parsley leaves have great deodorizing effects so chew some parsley leaves and viola! Bad breath is gone.
- Baking soda and one cup warm water is your DIY mouthwash and the bicarbonate in the soda is known to effectively destroy bacteria.
- Gargling: You can create a tsunami effect in your mouth by swishing warm salt water in all corners and flooding the bad bacteria out. It does a good trick at removing remaining food particles stuck between the teeth. Gargling with warm salted water neutralizes the environment and prevents building up of plaque and bad breath.
- Oil pulling: An ancient remedy to our rescue again. Oil pulling is about swishing one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for around 15 to 20 minutes and the after-effects are close to magic. Celebrities and models swear by this technique for their dental and overall well being. All the toxins from the teeth are removed and oral health is taken from 40% to a full 90%.
- Tongue cleaning: The muscle called tongue is very much part of your dental health and you will be surprised at the number of bacteria that build upon its surface and edges. The front area of the tongue cleans itself but the back and edges need to be scrapped using a tongue cleaner. Regular tongue cleaning guarantees less bacterial accumulation, which in turn ensures no bad breath.
- Limit the sugar and smokes: Cigarettes and sugary drinks destroy the enamel of the teeth. They cause cavities, discoloration of the teeth, and even oral cancer, if one is a chain smoker.
- Other Tips: Drink more water, as water also makes sure that the mouth isn’t dry anymore as dry mouth equals bad breath. Avoid eating too hard food, chew your food properly & gently, and eat more calcium dense foods.
To forestall gum sickness and other oral health issues, plan regular dental cleanings and if required,tests that include X-rays. Meanwhile, contact your dentist, if you notice any signs or symptoms, for example:
- Red, swollen/bleeding gums
- Gums pulling away from teeth
- Loosening of teeth
- Sensitivity to hot/cold
- Persistent bad breath
- Painful chewing
We usually tend to ignore these basic routines in the hustle-bustle of our daily lives, but if done regularly they will definitely help keep the dental ailments away. Do remember, early recognition and treatment of issues with your gums, teeth and mouth can help guarantee a lifetime of good oral wellbeing.