Your mouth is one of the most important holes in your body. And thus, good oral health is crucial when it comes to looking after your overall health, and ensuring your teeth stay trouble-free!
If bad habits become commonplace, many issues can arise:
- decayed teeth
- gum disease
- dry mouth
- cold sores
- bad breath
- oral thrush
But don’t fear! There are a number of things you can do to improve the well-being of your mouth.
Ditch soft drinks
Sugar is an addictive ingredient that can cause so many health issues such as diabetes, liver damage, obesity, heart disease and even cancer. And soft drinks are loaded with sugar! Sugar damages teeth by providing easily digestible energy for bad bacteria.
Brushing after every meal is ideal, but at least twice a day is necessary to help maintain good oral health. For meals when you don’t brush, having an apple is also a good idea.
Use a healthy mouthwash
Many people think mouthwash is bad, and many mainstream brands certainly are. Not only do some such as Listerine have a burning sensation, the alcohol can cause a drying effect on the mouth, which causes more cells to die, and over time can lead to oral cancer. Alcohol free mouth washes are the way to go. One we recommend is Modere Mouth Rinse.
If you don’t smoke, then you can ignore this one. But people who suck down a ciggie should stop immediately! Smoking not only stains your teeth, leaving them a nasty yellow colour. It provides an optimal situation for bad bacteria and plaque. Over time this can lead to gum degradation and tooth loss.
Ensure high nutrition
The body is very good at repairing yourself and teeth and gums are no exception. Having a high nutritional intake full of whole foods will allow your body to overcome any problems and heal itself.
Visit the dentist
Most people are prone to avoiding the dentist, and never go as regularly as they should. Oral care should be a priority, so here is a list of good dental clinics around Australia.
Obviously there’s a lot of other dentists so do your research and find the right one for you!