Do you want the best oral health possible? First of all, we want to say well done for thinking such a great step. Your oral health is a part of your overall health and it’s important that you increase your oral health too if you are trying to become overall healthier. We know that it can feel like work at times but it is so worth it not to experience pain and less bad news when you arrive at your dental practice. That is why the Complete Dental Care of Fishers is here to explain some natural ways to increase your oral health. Keep reading to learn more.
The first recommendation that we have for you is to see your dentist every 6 months. This will allow you to get a proper cleaning for the dental hygienist and it will help you to speak to the dentist on a regular basis so that you develop a relationship in which you feel comfortable speaking with them about any issues going on. Every year when you enter the dental practice they will also take x rays so that they can see if anything is wrong that they are not able to see up top. If you have not seen a dentist in a while, make sure that you book an appointment as quickly as you can. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about, you are taking your oral health into your own hands!
Have you ever heard of oil pulling? Oil pulling with coconut oil. You will scoop some coconut oil out of the jar and put it in your mouth until it melts. It will pull toxins out of your body and it will help get any food particles out from around your mouth. The only negative is that you have to swish it in your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Start swishing before you are cooking or while you are watching the television. That will help the time go by a lot faster. When you spit it out, make sure that you don’t spit it into the sink. It will end up hardening again and will end up clogging your pipes. You also don’t want to swallow it at all. Make sure that you spit it all straight into the trash and rinse your mouth afterward.
Drinking plenty of water every day is a great thing to do for your oral health. This will allow you to not only have healthier oral health but healthier health in general. Drinking more water allows your teeth and gums to not be dehydrated. Being dehydrated causes bad breath. It also hurts your saliva glands as they are not able to work properly. Do your oral health a favor and drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
You have probably heard of brushing your teeth two times per day and flossing every single day. We are here to give you a quick reminder of this. You don’t need to brush in the morning and night. That is however what people naturally do. You can brush after you eat too. Flossing is so important. You miss 30% of the food particles in your mouth if you are not flossing daily. This can lead to yellow teeth and your teeth eroding. Make sure to do these two things every single day. Your dentist will notice a huge difference!
Eating less sugar is a great way to help your oral health. See, your teeth don’t like sugar. They don’t like what it does to it and it sits on your teeth and erodes away at the tooth until you brush or rinse it off. If you have something like wine, candy, or soda, make sure that you at least rinse your mouth afterward. It’s even better if you can brush your teeth after. This will allow the sugar to stay on the least amount possible. Eating less sugar is all around good for your health too. It is filled with calories that won’t keep you full. Instead, try and add more vegetables to your plate. Your teeth will be so much happier with vegetables that are loaded with nutrients instead of calories.
The final recommendation we have is not to chew on hard things. Many people chew on candy, chew on ice, and even use their teeth to open something when they are not supposed to. This ends up causing them to have cracked teeth. That no longer looks as nice and it can hurt. Make sure when you have hard things around not to chew them and instead to either suck on them, wait for them to melt, or find the proper tools in order to open the item you were thinking of opening with your teeth.
As you can see, there are so many great and healthy things that you can do in order to increase your oral health. Some are simple and things that you probably knew already like brushing and flossing. Things like oil pulling and staying away from sugar may be new to you and you may want to start incorporating them into your regular routine. Whatever you start, make sure to start slow with just one so that it becomes a part of your lifestyle and not just a one day or one-week switch.
We hope that this article helped and you are on your way to beautifully healthy teeth, gums, and an overall healthier mouth.