Keeping a Clean Mouth

Keeping you teeth clean is at times a rather difficult task. It seems that no matter how hard we try, the cavities just keep on coming. Not that every single cavity is preventable, but most are. With the right knowledge, you can keep your teeth healthy forever. I’d like to share with you a few simple tips to keep the drill away and keep you out of the dentist’s chair
Cut Out the Sugar – The first tip I can suggest to you is to cut the sugar out of your diet or to at least eat it in moderation. While some things can do a little bit of damage, sugar is can do a lot of damage to your teeth. The reason is because it actually raises the atmospheric pressure of the enamel. By the time the acids get in to remove the food from your teeth, the outside of them is softer than before you started eating. For the reason amongst other, I would recommend a sugar free diet for perfect teeth.
Floss Daily – We all know how important brushing is, but we tend to forget that flossing is equally important. Not only does it get the plaque and food out from in between teeth, but it also stimulates the gums. This is imperative because half of our tooth is inside of the gums and unreachable with the toothbrush. After just one flossing, your teeth will feel cleaner, and after a week, you gums will thank you.
Rinse After Eating – Keeping a clean mouth is even more difficult if you don’t have access to a toothbrush after every meal. With more foods, especially processed foods, leftover food tends to get stuck in the teeth. Since our saliva begins to attack this immediately, it’s important to get it off as soon as possible. My recommendation is to simply swish with water and get all that stuff off. Because there’s not much left for food particles, you saliva doesn’t have to produce as much as acid and your teeth stay stronger and healthier. Plus you breath will smell better!
Celery – I’ve heard of celery being referred to as “nature’s floss”. For good reason too! When you don’t have access to a toothbrush or floss, this is the next best thing. Celery has little tiny strings that run up the stalk. When you bite into it these little strings work their way between the teeth and behave similar to floss. Also, the water and abrasiveness of the stalk will clean the fronts and backs of your teeth as well.
Salt Water Rinse – Rinsing with salt water, even it’s just once a week, can have tremendous benefits on the teeth. The reason is because all the salt crystals, when swished, can remove plaque due to the abrasiveness. Hot water is best, and make sure not swallow any!
Brush with Baking Soda – Like salt, baking soda has a tremendous benefit because of the abrasiveness of the powder. Not only that, but baking soda has the ability to whiten and take of old stains from coffee, tea, and other substances. I would recommend doing this once a month, but it can be done up to once a week.
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