The holiday season is such a busy time of year, and often oral health is overlooked. It may not seem like a big deal, but you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. The good news is that an excellent oral hygiene routine will only take a few minutes each day. That is time that even the busiest person can afford to spend protecting their pearly whites. Also, maintaining a healthy mouth will ensure it sparkles with good health, ready for all those parties. Follow our quick and easy tips to help manicure your smile.
- Brush your teeth gently as you don’t need to scrub them hard to get them thoroughly clean. When you scrub too hard, it can damage your teeth and gums.
- Give fizzy drinks and fruit juices a miss as these contain lots of sugar and acid that can erode tooth enamel. Instead, choose plain water that is excellent for hydration, and it is calorie-free too.
- After eating, wait at least half an hour before brushing teeth for acidity levels to normalise. Otherwise, you will brush softened tooth enamel that is more easily damaged.
- No matter how tired you feel, try to floss before you go to bed. Going to sleep with a perfectly clean mouth will help you wake up with fresh breath and significantly reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.