Your teeth are important — they help you eat, speak and show your smile. But poor dental hygiene can lead to some serious health problems. Here are four ways to keep your teeth healthy and avoid major dental issues down the road.
My family and I have been lucky to have good teeth. We have always had dental care and I always take my kids to the dentist for their cleanings. I am thankful we have dental care because I know of a lot of people who do not. If you do not have dental care (or even if you do!), there are ways to still keep your teeth healthy and clean.
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Here are 4 Ways To Get Healthier Teeth
Use an advanced oral irrigator.
This is AWESOME for everyone, but especially kids with spacers or braces! My son just got a spacer put on last week and was worried he would not be able to keep his teeth clean. The Advanced Oral Irrigator we have cleans his teeth and under his spacer SO good. It is powerful!
The water stream is 1,700 pulses per minute to help eliminate plaque and food debris from deep between your teeth and below the gumline. Water irrigators are known to be more effective at removing plaque than string flossing and it provides a gentle alternative to those with gum sensitivity. The Advanced Oral Irrigator features a rechargeable battery, 3 operating modes, and a 2-minute auto-timer.
My son loves it and uses it morning and night and sometimes during the day when he has food stuck in his spacer or teeth. This is really a great product to have on hand!
The Advanced Oral Irrigator can have water in it or mouthwash! You can decide what you want to put in it. It is easy to fill, just pull up on the little tab on the back of the device and fill it up, then close up the tab. Make sure the irrigator is fully charged before using. It also has normal, soft & pulse modes to match your comfort level. It comes with a rechargeable battery and one charge lasts approximately one month!
Use Mouth Wash Daily!
I can’t say this enough! Mouthwash is a big part of my kids and my oral care. We always brush our teeth then we floss, then use mouthwash. My kids use it morning and night.
This is obviously a no-brainer, but I know of some people that skimp on brushing! They have lots of teeth problems and that is something we do not want! It gets way too expensive and WAY too painful! So, if you can, brush three times a day. We usually just brush morning and night and that has worked for us.
My youngest loves brushing his teeth (thank heavens!). Recently he received a really cute child’s battery-powered toothbrush and Birthday Cake Toothpaste (Fluoride-Free), from Frost Oral Care, that he loves! The bear-y fun brush offers a powerful cleaning experience and requires just one (included) AAA battery. With a replaceable brush head, easily switch out the bristles so little smiles stay healthy, clean, and strong! This toothbrush is the perfect size for his little hands too!
The birthday cake fluoride-free toothpaste, he says, tastes SO good! The gentle new fluoride-free Birthday Cake toothpaste delivers the best all-around brushing experience with an irresistible taste, all-natural ingredients, and the most effective natural formula for lil’ teeth.
Floss Those Teeth!
Again, some people I know do NOT ever floss their teeth. I could never ever imagine NOT flossing my teeth. I am very weird when it comes to teeth/oral care. I have to floss every day, sometimes more than that depending on what I ate. My kids do the same, morning and night. I was told once that you should only floss the teeth you want to keep! Ha, so true, so make sure you floss them ALL!
Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It’s also something that’s easy to forget about, especially when you’re busy. But brushing your teeth twice a day (and flossing once a day) is essential for keeping them healthy and cavity-free. How often do you brush your teeth? Make it a habit to brush at least twice a day, and you’ll be on your way to great oral health!