Unusual Ways to Improve Oral Health

Unusual Ways to Improve Oral Health

Feb 01, 2017

Generally improving one’s oral health can be learned in a dentist’s office or on a dentist’s website. They’re all pretty much the same– brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once, visit your dentist at least twice a year for professional cleaning and check-ups. But there’s more to oral health than these generic tips.

In this article, we give you some unusual tips to help you improve your oral health. You will be in for a treat.

Stop chewing ice cubes.

Many people are guilty of this habit. Sure, chewing ice can be a little satisfying, especially when it’s hot outside and you’ve just finished your drinking your ice-cold beverage. But did you know that this habit could actually be responsible for damaging your teeth and your smile? Aside from the fact that it’s solid as rock (at least before it melts), its cold temperature can also result to teeth sensitivity with prolonged contact. If this bad habit is not broken, restorative dental procedures may be required.

Use rinses with anti-cavity properties.

It’s not enough that you brush twice and floss once a day. If you feel like you are more vulnerable to cavity formation due to the sugary sweets you’ve been consuming, it’s high time you add an anti-cavity mouth rinse to your oral health routine. This will help you reduce the likelihood of getting tooth decay and cavities.

Cut down on the juice intake.

The sad thing about most store-bought juices are that they contain huge amounts of acid and processed sugar. These are two of our teeth’s archenemies. Too much acid and processed sugar invite bacteria into our teeth, weakening our defenses and making us more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Both of which can destroy our perfect smiles.

You should still visit your dentist near Somerville NJ at least twice a year to ensure that your teeth are in good health. But knowing these three simple, yet unusual dental tips, can help in the meantime.

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