Those three T’s aren’t popular among teenagers, nor should they be, but still they are used a lot. Teen teeth trouble is something that every generation struggles with. Of course, not everyone can have white sparkling teeth, genes play their role as well, but 90% of teeth health and oral hygiene is done by you at home. Not only by brushing your teeth or flossing, but also with careful choices of what you eat and what you drink. Of course all of that has to be done with constant check ups at the dentist’s office, let’s go over the few basic rules of oral hygiene, after all its summertime and your parents might not be checking up on you as often as they should.
I know I am not keen to go to the dentist, which is why I do everything in my power to keep my teeth healthy. So the basics, brushing and flossing, the two most important things that will keep the cavities away. So here is the tip that you probably don’t know, whenever you brush your teeth be sure to brush areas near the salivary glands, they can be found the inside of the lower front teeth and the outside of the upper back teeth. Why, because many people have problems with tartar accumulating in their mouth and around their teeth and these glands are responsible for that. By stimulating them and keeping them healthy you will prevent that.
So now we have an upper hand on maintaining the health of your teeth, but now is the time to move on to prevention. The best form of prevention is watching what you eat and when you eat it. Everyone knows that sugar is the number one cause of decay, but it’s not just the sugar in general, when you eat it is also very important.
The first rule is to take a three hour break before eating sugar products, the acid they have will destroy your teeth. If you don’t give your teeth time to breathe they will suffer. The best time to eat sugary products is when you are eating something else, and never dare to eat sugar products before going to bed. Be sure to implement this tip, if you are in no position to brush your teeth after eating sugar products, you can wash your mouth off with water. That causes saliva to work its magic and prevent the acids from damaging your teeth as they would.
In the end the best advice for your teeth can be received from a dentist, so be sure to go for a regular checkup at your dentist’s office. You don’t want to be the guy in the class that no one wants to sit by because of your bad breath and bad teeth.