Natural Dental Care: Debunking the Myths
Thursday, 12 August 2021 | Admin
Is it possible to have a healthy smile without traditional dental products full of toxic ingredients and covered in single-use plastic? Yes, but you are going to have to work at it. There is no miraculous cure for tooth decay and gum disease that will make your teeth strong and healthy overnight. The good news is that there are some natural ways of building up the strength in your mouth so you can prevent serious problems from happening!
You Need to Brush Your Teeth with Vigour
A lot of people think that the only way to keep your teeth healthy is by brushing them vigorously. This might be true for those who brush with toothpaste, but it's not good for your enamel! A study showed that hard-bristled toothbrushes can actually wear down enamel over time, leading to cavities and sensitivity. Instead of a hard toothbrush, opt for a soft or medium bristled eco-friendly toothbrush to brush your teeth. Brush teeth gently for longer periods of time, which will result in better oral health. Handy tips that will make brushing more effective, like using circular motions or applying gentle pressure when brushing .
- Use a soft eco-friendly brush so it is gentle on gums and teeth
- Brush for longer periods of time to improve oral health
- Floss one to two times per week with quality dental floss
Toothpaste does a great job cleaning your teeth, so you don't need to use mouthwash or floss regularly.
Wrong! Mouthwash and flossing are just as important. If you use mouthwash and floss regularly it is a great way to stay on top of oral hygiene! Mouthwash will help get rid of bad breath and reduce your chances of cavities. Flossing helps keep your teeth healthy by removing plaque buildup
Frequent tooth brushing can actually cause uneven wear on your teeth, which leads to sensitivity or cavities. Use the right kind of toothbrush for you: soft bristles if you have sensitive teeth, the medium size is good for most people with average dental health, and hard bristles (for extra scrubbing) if you have a lot of tartar buildup.
Do you need a special toothbrush for sensitive teeth?
Not necessarily. Soft bristles are usually recommended for sensitive teeth, but if you have a lot of tartar buildup and think medium-size brushes work better, go ahead!
Mouthwash can get rid of bad breath?
Yes, it does! Natural mouthwash is a great way to get rid of bad breath. You don't need to use ones containing toxic ingredients or alcohol.
Mouthwash can stop cavities?
Not exactly, but it does help! It will not provide the teeth with enough fluoride for cavity prevention on its own. But flossing and mouthwash are two excellent ways to reduce your chances of getting cavities because they get rid of the bacteria that can cause them.
Is there anything else I can do to have healthy teeth?
Yes! Brush your tongue (about three-four times a week). Brushing your tongue helps to remove bacteria, which can cause bad breath and tooth decay.
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