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Tooth whitening can be a very imperative especially if your teeth have seen better days. Rather than wait for a dentist like Daniel Baird DDS to check your teeth out every once in a while, you should get in a routine to make things a lot easier and keep your teeth healthier.
It’s always great to create home remedies to help improve the quality of your teeth. A bit of peroxide definitely helps because it’s genuinely safe to use. If you want to do some simple tooth whitening, some good whitening strips are very effective. Check the instructions to see how long to keep them on and make sure they go well with your teeth. They have a bit of peroxide base that stay on your teeth so it helps the cleaning process last longer.
Another thing you can do is drink less things can leave a stain in your teeth. Sugary fruit juices, dark tea, red wine, and coffee can leave permanent stains on your teeth. No matter what type of cleaning you use it seems as if it won’t totally come out.You can also use baking soda and lemon juice to clean the teeth. Don’t overdo it because it can affect the enamel. I try to use it once a week for a bit. Adding a bit of fresh lemons squeezed with some baking soda and some water will help create a paste you can put on your teeth. It’s smart to rinse out after 2 minutes to prevent the acid from damaging the enamel. Use this method sparingly because it’s effective yet produces harsh effects.
Another great method to help your teeth is using coconut oil. While it won’t bleach your teeth like a peroxide or baking soda method or teeth whitening product , it does help relieve your teeth of plaque and helps kill bacteria. Additionally, you’ll find that the coconut oil helps keep your breath very fresh. It’s a great natural ointment to help the overall state of your teeth.
Use these home remedies to help with the overall state of your teeth, not just tooth whitening. Use some tactics more frequently and others a bit more sparingly.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR TEETH
We all need to take care of our teeth . I learned that the hard way, along time ago. Back then, I felt like I didn’t need to pay close attention to my teeth. If I brushed on a daily and used mouthwash, everything would be fine. I found out differently.
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
I went in and found out that I had a few cavities. This explained why my mouth became so sensitive. It was bleeding all the time. Well, not all the time, but a good portion of the time. I’m sure many of you can relate to the pain I felt.
I got the necessary treatment I need and learned a few things at the same time. I am passing this information on to you my dear readers.
1) Always brush twice a day. I don’t care if you are tired and cranky at night. Brush your teeth. You don’t realize how much dirt and foot particles can build up in the mouth. The particles like to lie between the teeth. You need to get at them.
2) Floss your mouth. Try to do this about once a day. I sometimes do it only once every other day. Try to avoid this. I am still learning on this one. Even if your mouth seems fine and not sensitive at all, still floss.
3) Use mouthwash after flossing. Use it once a day or every other day. Don’t over use it. I have done this before and it made the situation worse. Mouthwash is only there to clean the extra spaces that are left behind. It’s not meant to be a substitute for brushing or flossing.
4) Most toothpaste already has the necessary ingredients, like fluoride, already in there. Don’t buy a toothpaste which has the extra fluoride listed. Fluoride is good, but too much is bad. Too much will ruin your teeth. Any dentist will tell you that.
5) If you can, try and visit a dentist regularly. The normal recommendation is every six months. If you can’t afford that, do it when you have the money.
6) Try to avoid the teeth whitening strips. Your teeth are supposed to have a very vague yellowish color to them. That’s normal. This really bright color is not.
Cavity Prevention And Dental Care For Kids
A kid’s dental care begins as soon as the kid is born. Today, more and more kids are effected by teeth cavities and other oral problems. A kid generally gets his first set of teeth between the age of six months and three years. There are twenty primary teeth which often fall between the age of six years to eleven years and are replaced by permanent teeth. The last permanent teeth erupts usually within the age of twenty one.
Babies tend to develop tooth decay if proper food is not supplied or if there is lack of care in a regular basis. Use a wet, soft cloth to clean the gums daily to guard against bacterial development. Use an infant brush with a smear of toothpaste to brush his teeth till the age of two. Then, slowly teach him to brush under your supervision. Do not put your baby to sleep without brushing his teeth at night. Even you feed your infant to put him to sleep, make sure you wash his mouth with water before you put him to sleep because when the sugar from the milk stays in the mouth for long, it can eat away at the enamel resulting in discolored teeth or even teeth cavities.
Food is an essential part of oral health. Give nutritious food like whole grains, vegetables and fruits, cheeses, meats and beans, etc. that will help to maintain healthy teeth and gums and will avoid tooth decay. Water is the best fluid for your body as well for your teeth. Water may contain natural fluoride which prevents tooth cavity. Try to avoid food that are reach in processed carbohydrates and sugar such as pastries, white bread, crackers, chips, cookies, etc. Eating such unhealthy food in a continuous manner causes repeated acid attacks on the teeth. Eat at regular intervals and eat healthy to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Consult your dentists like the ones at Coln Dental Care – Huntsville AL to confirm if your kid needs extra fluoride intake. Your dentist may prescribe supplements or gels and creams to be applied to your kid’s teeth in such condition. Follow your doctor’s advise as too much fluoride is toxic and may stain a child’s teeth. Keep your kid away from any mouthwashes that contain alcohol and from cigarette smoke as they may cause tooth decay, cavities, gum diseases and other health issues. Check for any dental injury or thumb-sucking. Consult your Huntsville dentist if there is an emergency or your kid cannot stop such bad habits.
Start flossing once your child’s tooth starts to touch each other. Use plastic flossing tools. Talk to your dentist about the right technique and timing to floss your child’s teeth. Teach him to brush his teeth at every angle and use disclosing tablets from time to time to check if there is any plaque is left on your child’s teeth even after brushing. The disclosing tablets will color any plaque left on the teeth after brushing. These are chewable and are easily available at any medical shop. Visit your dentist every once in a while for proper oral check up.