Glo healthy tips and tricks
Brush your teeth
Ideally you need to brush your teeth after every main meal. However, due to our busy schedule, researchers advise to brush your teeth at least twice daily. Brushing your teeth improves the health of your gums, prevents bad oral odour, and keeps your teeth whiter. Always go with reputable toothpastes such as colgate and Sensodyne, companies that spend millions of dollars a year on research and recommended by many dentists.
The technique: How to brush your teeth.
You need to brush your teeth in a circular motion for a minimum 2 minutes, using a soft bristle. The back of your toothbrush has soft rubber bristles to use to brush your tongue and palate.
Correct toothbrush (Yes! There is such thing)
Use a soft bristle toothbrush and replace every 2 months. Signs when you need to replace your toothbrush when the bristles start to bend. At Glo® we advise to cover the head of the toothbrush to prevent exposing the bristles, as exposed bristles will attract microbes that may infect your gums and teeth.
Floss at least once a day
Flossing is something is something often forgotten. Flossing is a healthy routine that you may add to your daily routine. Flossing will remove accumulated plaque that is hard to get with your toothbrush and helps your teeth look brighter.
Using an alcohol-free mouthwash is highly recommended at least once a day before you sleep. Mouthwash assists remove any remaining plaque after brushing and helps to freshen your oral breath. Again, using a reputable brand of mouthwash is advised to effectively reduce yellowing and plaque accumulation.
Drink more water
Just like your use water to wash your body, dishes, or even for cleaning. Water acts the same way with your oral health. It washes down any food remained in your mouth that would reduce the chance for a bacteria causing infection. Fluoride rich water helps add a layer on your teeth, which fights against acids to reverse its effect and tooth decay.
Sugary and acidic diet
I know we are all guilty of it. However, research shows increased intake of sugary and acidic foods it causes tooth decay that may develop into cavities. I know it's hard to cut it off entirely from your diet, but cutting down will significantly help with your oral health. If you do, then wash it down with water right after.
Avoid using your teeth as tools
Using your teeth as a tool may be the easiest way to open a packet of chips or a bottle cap, or even some tape. Better think next time! Using your teeth, will severely damage them and can lead to tooth fracture unexpectedly and without intending to. Furthermore, habits such as nail biting can lead to damages to your teeth. Our dentists advise it can create a splint in the tooth and potentially break the tooth exposing the underlying structures such as the dentin that is extremely sensitive to an external stimulus. Our practitioners say to reduce the habit it is advised to have a bitter-tasting nail polish or learn stress