How to Have Healthier Teeth in 3 Effective Steps?

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Having a great smile boosts one’s confidence and in most cases, it’s easily noticeable. It can affect their social interactions and relationships, and it can improve their overall health. Knowing the importance of healthy teeth is not always enough for improving your oral health, but having the means to do so is always a good start. There are some effective and simple steps we can all easily follow, so keep reading to learn how to make your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful.

Visit a dentist

As we get older, having a great smile becomes more and more difficult to achieve. As we age, our teeth are at more risk of dental problems, some of which can really make our health deteriorate and complicate our lives. Unhealthy gums, thinning enamel, gingivitis, cavities, and dental pulp diseases are just some of the more common threats. With that in mind, the best way to stay on top of your oral health is to visit your dentist regularly. Health guidelines recommend going to the dentist at least once every six months. That is the case for people who are not experiencing any problems, but if you are feeling any discomfort or pain, book an appointment at the first sign of a problem. When it comes to Australia, according to a study conducted in 2008, people who visit public dentists have higher levels of dental decay than Australians in general do. That can be due to many different reasons but the fact remains the same, public dentists have less time to dedicate to each patient. Therefore, finding a reliable dentist in Sydney has become essential for oral health.

Establish a good oral hygiene routine

Let’s be honest, knowing how to maintain a good oral hygiene and actually maintaining it are two completely different things. There are so many things we all have to do during the day that our oral hygiene often seems like a waste of time. But it is not! Having a good oral hygiene routine and sticking to it is crucial for your health. According to health guidelines, people should brush their teeth at least twice a day. However, if you have time, brush your teeth after every meal. The toothbrush you use should have rounded soft bristles to ensure you are not damaging the enamel of your teeth. Flossing should also be a part of your daily routine. Cleaning those hard to reach spaces between your teeth is impossible in any other way. It should be done at night before going to bed. That way, you will make sure your teeth are as clean as they could possibly be and that you are not going to bed with all the bacteria that developed in your mouth during the day. You should also use mouthwash at least once a week.

Healthy Teeth

Drink plenty of water

Saliva is what keeps the tooth enamel protected. It is mostly made of water so when saliva production is slower, drinking water will restore the moisture. Your salivary flow changes throughout the day depending on your habits and your diet. People who tend to breathe through their mouth or have blocked nasal passages will have lower mouth moisture. But even with a normal salivary flow, drinking water is beneficial for keeping your mouth flora healthy. It keeps the moisture up, cleans your mouths with every sip, and keeps you from drinking sugary drinks you might reach for if you weren’t already drinking water.

If your oral hygiene is missing some of these important steps, remember that they are easy to integrate into your existing routine. During the first week or so, make sure to drink enough water, don’t forget to floss and soon enough, you won’t have to think twice about it.

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Peter Minkoff

Peter is a lifestyle writer and a recent newly wed living in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a fashion stylist and also as a freelance writer for few local magazines in Brisbane. Beside writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and traveling around tropical destinations with his hubby Josh. His future plans are in creating his personal lifestyle blog about everyday life-saving tips. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter.

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26 Responses

  1. ragordon2017
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    I hate the dentist, but as afraid as I am to go, I’m more afraid NOT to go lol

  2. Greta Lamfel
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    Some good tips which I do but will pay more attention to.

  3. Chloe
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    Hi, great tips that we should all do. Many forget flossing and drinking water.

  4. Rikki Singh (@techbyrs)
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    Nice Share it’s really very good Tips Keep Posting.

  5. jin
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    I love these simple, yet effective tips and advice to achieving that great smile! As well as saving you a bunch of money! It’s amazing what these utterly easy steps can do for you in the long run!

    • Shivangi Chauhan
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      Visiting the dentists was my worst nightmare. I do maintain a healthy oral routine but I am so afraid to visit dentists.

  6. Sheena D
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    Needed a reminder – the condition of my teeth have depleted over the years

  7. shelbrown
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    Water is the key to all things healthy. Great tips!

  8. Jaemie
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    Thanks for sharing. I am obsessed with whitening but I know it’s not the best for my teeth

  9. Joanna
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    Teeth are the part of our body which doesn’t regenerate, we should make sure that we always visit a dentist every 6 months and follow their advice. Brushing and flossing every day are essential to keep your teeth healthy.

  10. Michelle
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    I probably shouldn’t say that I avoid the dentist like no tomorrow. As soon as I got my braces off I was quite happy to not see them again lol. I’m a sucker for natural/organic toothpaste. I’ve found that they’ve made my teeth healthier and whiter than any toothepaste or mouthwash

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  11. ayeshafarhad
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    Teeth are such an integral part of our body and maintaining the hygiene of our teeth is as important! And people miss out on keeping them clean all the time!

  12. Courtney Andrews
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    Another good tip is remember to floss! I kind of hate flossing but it’s done wonders for my teeth!

  13. Stephanie Jeannot
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    Your teeth are some of the first features people see when they look at you; especially if you are someone who likes to laugh and smile. So keeping them healthy and also looking good is key. Yes to the water.

  14. keisha1989
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    A good oral hygiene is very important. I think these are so really good tips for ensuring that you have healthier teeth. Great post.

  15. Alicia Taylor
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    Check, check, and check! I have a dental appointment next week. I drink water like it’s going out of style. I also have great oral hygiene. I’m 46 and never had a cavity. Knock on enamel.

  16. Kelly
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    I’m ridiculous about my teeth! We brush, floss, and drink a ton of water every day!

  17. eclectickristal
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    I am not a fan of the dentist, But I do love to smile so I have to go.

  18. Hayley-Jacqueline Ashworth
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    I know water is essential for everything but I didn’t think it would benefit teeth. Good to know

  19. Hellocuppies
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    I think quite often we realise at a later stage in life how important dental hygiene is. I’ve always gone to the dentist but used to consider it a chore rather than something I really needed to do. Safe to say that after having lots of treatments & procedures in the last year I’m now happy with mine.

  20. Ali Rost
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    I read the other day that one of the easiest ways to determine a person’s overall health is to look at their oral health. I have to believe that’s right. It all comes down to the basics, regular brushing and flossing, neither of which are difficult, if we make them part of our daily habits. x

  21. It’s like this was wrote for me! I do practice good oral hygiene but I’m not doing well for the other two. I never visit the dentist because one, the dentist I used to visit is in another country, and two, I can’t afford it in the country I now live, it’s a huge price difference from my country. Either way, I know it’s a necessity and should visit a dentist soon.

  22. chewoutloud
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    It’s super important to have regular dental checkups and drink lots of water regularly.

  23. Iamlauracharles
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    Great tips! Although most people don’t like to visit the dentist it is however quite necessary.

  24. tararaquelfuller
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    isn’t it interesting what water can do for us? something as simple as whiter teeth and drinking water – plus all the other added benefits!

  25. Via Bella
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    Okay, this is where I am going to sound really dumb. I didn’t realise that drinking water helped with whiter teeth.

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