Who doesn’t want shining white teeth? But its upto us how we protect our teeth and keep them healthy. As a mankind we are not immune to dental issues and as we grow older, our teeth age too and slowly start losing the strength. The lack of proper dental care can lead to many issues including complete loss of your tooth. Healthy bright teeth now only improves your personality it boosts your confidence too. Here are 6 tips how to Maintain Health of your Teeth and avoid expensive dental costs.
Dental costs have been proven to be expensive partly due to absence of a comprehensive Dental insurance program. Most of the dental expense are out of pocket with little assistance offered by the insurance companies. With the increased sophistication of dental tools and treatment options, Insurance industry is thus far lacking to cope up with these changes and still demand to stick with the traditional treatments. Many a time you will find better coverage to use Amalgam to fill your tooth, but won’t find any dentist who recommend this process. Or Insurance Company can only cover metal infused porcelain crown whereas your dental office can now offer a stronger and durable 100% Porcelain crown. Visiting Dentist other than annual exam is an expensive affair and quite so. I will focusing on DIY options to maintain your dental health and achieve the much desired smile. See my earlier post on DIY How To Remove Dental Plaque At Home
Dental hygiene begins (and even ends) at 3 main pillars. –
- Tooth Brush
All 3 products are very simple and we use daily more than once in our day to day routine. Though appear to be simple products, numerous studies and research have been conducted to decide which toothbrush is optimum to use or which toothpaste offers better gum protection. Can floss harm the gum lines and many more. Let’s focus on each of the 3 pillars on by one
3 parts together make or break your toothbrush – Brushhead, handle and tongue brush (tongue scraper). Choose your toothbrush carefully keeping focus on its texture and material of the brushhead. Brushhead constructed with soft Nylon Bristles are always better. A quality toothbrush can save us from many future issues. Check the bristles quality, softness and most importantly if it’s designed to reach corners of your mount easily. A Toothbrush that is specially designed to polish your teeth and removes stain is ideal to choose from. As a rule of thumb, toothbrush should be hard on stains and gentle on gums. Best designed manual toothbrush
features an advanced multi-action bristle design (vs. an ordinary flat trim toothbrush), spiral polishing bristles to remove teeth stains, and an innovative cheek & tongue cleaner design to remove bacteria from teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums.
Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush:
Philips Sonicare’s best ever toothbrush for the most exceptional clean and complete care. Removes up to 10x more plaque and improves gum health compared to manual toothbrush. Removes more stains in just 3 days again compared to a manual toothbrush. 3 different smart brush head types automatically pair with the appropriate brushing mode and smart sensors provide real time feedback.
Toothpaste offers lather which forms a protective layer between the bristles and your tooth enamel. Try brushing without toothpaste and you will notice the difference. Toothpaste play important role in removing stains and offering your teeth white shining. Small molecules in the toothpaste do the heavy lifting by removing the plaque, dark stains using the rubbing action. The hard molecules can pose threat to your gums and can be harmful. Sensitive gum problem is developed when either or both toothpaste and toothbrush are hard. It is important to use toothpaste that is gentle on enamel and gums. Toothpaste should also contain professionally recommended whitening ingredient and hydrogen peroxide.
- Whitening ingredients: Polish your teeth. Make them white. Prevents acid build up
- Hydrogen Peroxide: Fights the stain and acts as stain remover.
A good toothpaste can protect, strengthen you enamel. Read the instructions on the pack carefully. Most of the toothpastes recommend brushing the teeth twice a day for better results. Toothpaste containing whitening agents can prevent acid build up and effect of food or drinks such as coffee affecting your enamel. Toothpaste plays important role in protecting the tooth enamel from further damage caused by acidic foods and drinks.
Colgate Optic White: removes dark stains from coffee, wine and soda with continued use. Offers whitening to your teeth
The toothpaste gently whitens teeth while strengthening tooth enamel. Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste is specially designed to help protect tooth enamel against the effects of acid erosion. When used twice daily, it helps to strengthen and re-harden acid-weakened enamel, fight cavities and freshen breath.
Whitens teeth by removing up to 80% of surface stains. Protects teeth against future stains. Strengthens teeth and safe on tooth enamel. Fluoride toothpaste protects against cavities.
The final and another important pillar. Flossing your teeth is important. It should be added to a must do list for long lasting teeth. Flossing plays important role in the plaque removal. Scientific research has proven that regular flossing can protect teeth from plaque and tartar build up – habitat for germs. Or place where acidic particles adhere can pose harm to your teeth.
A good Floss must of all below features:
- Effective plaque removal
- Shred resistant
- Greater comfort on fingers and gums
Do not let floss cut into your gums as this can injure your gums in the long run thus affect overall health of your teeth. I always recommend to go with a proven brand of Floss just for a piece of mind.
Finally a note of caution: in our busy lifestyle it is natural to forget flossing or follow the schedule strictly. Sometime extra workload or uneven work hours too play vital role in disturbing otherwise daily routine. Remember to get back on track quickly to avoid long lasting effect on your teeth such as plaque build up or leaving brush stroke on your teeth
Use this supplemental products to maintain health of your teeth
A germ-killing mouthwash clinically shown to reduce plaque. Combined with proper brushing and regular flossing, a mouthwash will form protective shield around your teeth. Mouthwash also plays important role in reducing gingivitis, all while giving you fresh breath and germ protection
White Strips are Quick fix approach to regain bright and white smile. When used once a day for 30 minutes, the Whitening strips directly attack tough set-in stains from coffee, wine and smoking. The ingredients – Hydrogen Peroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Saccharin together go tough on stain and plaque. Whitening strips are proven to offer protection and brighter smile in as little as 4 days.
This is your buddy when you miss flossing or rinsing mouth using mouthwash. You can use Stim-U-Dent wooden sticks on the way to the office or on your evening walk or even watching the TV. Doesn’t create any mess, easy to use and effective on plaque removal. Stim-U-Dent Plaque Removers will remove plaque and food from between your teeth. The in-and-out motion used also stimulates blood flow to your gum tissue keeping your gums nourished and healthy