I take looking after my teeth very seriously. When I was younger, I used to be paranoid. I used to think that they were noticeably discoloured (they weren’t), and because of this I made sure I did whatever I could to keep them white, shiny, and clean. It’s probably because of this that I’ve never had any serious dental work done. In my 25 years I’ve had one tiny filling, and it was so small that I didn’t need to be numbed or anything. Without further adieu, here’s what I know about taking care of your teeth.
You Have To Use An Electric Toothbrush
Using an electric toothbrush should be compulsory in my book. It’s totally understandable if you’re going to a festival or whatever, but you have no excuse if not. Electric toothbrushes are affordable, and you can tell the difference with them straight away. Teeth feel smoother and much cleaner. Plus, the electric toothbrush does all of the work for you. There’s no need to be too hard on your teeth.
You Have To Have A Good Routine
Not only do you need to use an electric toothbrush, you also need to have a good routine. This means flossing in between every tooth, and using mouthwash too. Only then can you be sure that your mouth is totally clean and smelling fresh. If you don’t do these things, your teeth are probably still going to have rubbish in between them. This means decaying teeth, bad breath…the list goes on.
You Have To Visit The Dentist At Least Once A Year
Visiting the dentist at least once a year is so important. They can spot problems before they turn into huge, painful, expensive issues. Make sure you make a note of when your appointment should be! Dentists can give you great advice if you need it.
There Are Some Great Products Out There For Whitening
There are so many products out there that are great for whitening. I love using whitening strips, but if you use them too often they can make your teeth feel sensitive. Charcoal and coconut oil are two really popular options these days. If nothing seems to work on your teeth, dental veneers are a great choice and can even make your teeth look straighter.
You Should Never Use Them To Open Bottles
This might seem obvious to some, but when I was younger, I did open a bottle or two with my teeth. This seemed like a really cool, fun party trick at first. However, I didn’t realise the damage that it could have been doing to my teeth. In fact, there probably has been some damage, but I’d rather not know about it. I did it a lot. I stopped after a scare that made me think I’d cracked a tooth, and I couldn’t get to a mirror for a while to check. Luckily I hadn’t, but I haven’t done it since.
So, that’s pretty much what I know about taking care of your teeth. Start now if you haven’t already, or you’ll probably regret it!