Dental health is intensely important, not only because it will enable you to eat and drink properly but also give you that white sexy smile. No one wants to be walking around with wonky, yellowy tinged teeth.
1. Not Flossing
Flossing is one of the most important oral health habits and yet is most likely to be skipped over or completely forgotten. While regular brushing does a good job of getting rid of removing plaque it can only reach about 2 thirds of the surface of your teeth. this means that gingivitis and tartar build up is occurring on the remaining one third.
Healthy Teeth Means…
Flossing at least once a day preferably after having your main meal, will keep plaque build up at bay and cure your bad breath caused by food particle being lodged in between your teeth and even reduce your risk of gum disease.
”You dont have to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep”
2. Teeth Grinding…
Is when you constantly slide your teeth back and forth over each other. It can happen during the day but night time is more usual. it can be caused by stress and anxiety but the major reason is having an abnormal bite or crooked teeth.
This can cause serious problem for the temperomandibular joint (joint that hinges the jaw onto the skull, also known as TMJ). Over time this bad habit can lead to fractured or broken teeth.
The solution is to wear a night-time grinding appliance, which will prevent teeth-on-teeth grinding and will slightly open the mouth. Enabling the the TMJ in a better relaxing position, which will give you healthy teeth in the long run.
3. Using A Hard Bristled Toothbrush
Some people are under the assumption that the harder the toothbrush, the better. this is far from the truth, especially for adults. As you get older the gums push back and the roots of the teeth become exposed, resulting in increased sensitivity and diminishing dental health.
The roots are covered with cementum, which erodes more easily than enamel. A brush with too hard bristles will irritate the gums and lead to sensitive teeth.
If you want to know more about the structure of the teeth and what the above terms mean check out the top tips for healthier teeth post.
This problem can easily solved by simply using an electric toothbrush because they have soft bristles and are generally much better than manual toothbrushes.
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KEEP ON SMILING 🙂