There has been a great advancement in oral care techniques and technology to keep our teeth free of bacteria and plaque. Nowadays, there is so much you can do to keep your oral health great.
1. Water Jets
Water jets are also referred to as oral irrigators, and can be used to substitute flossing. In this case, devices that deliver pressurized streams of water are used; the water jet blast out the plaque and bacteria that collect in areas where brushing alone cannot suffice.
It is vital to thoroughly brush your teeth when you wake up and go to sleep. Brushing is essential to remove the bacteria and plaque that accumulates overnight. Acquire a small headed brush that has soft bristles.
Most mouthwashes have antibacterial and antifungal effects when used. They can therefore be used to keep oral bacteria in check and reduce dental health complications. Rinse and gargle the mouthwash twice daily after brushing.
It is advisable to floss after you brush. Keep in mind that almost 90% of tooth problems such as tooth decay are caused by collection of plaque in between teeth.
5. Avoiding Dry Mouth
Saliva deficiency can therefore reduce oral immunity and cause serious dental problems. Persistent dry mouth may also be a side effect of some medications or a disease symptom. Ask your dentist for recommendation on products that replace or stimulate saliva production.
6. Eat Healthy
Eat foods that are firm and help clean your teeth when eaten. This is a trick least known to many. The best choices include apples, celery, raw carrots, and popcorns. These "detergent" foods are best eaten after all your other meals.