There’s a good chance you already take good care of your skin, hair and body with established grooming routines, exercise schedules and healthy eating habits. However a lot of people tend to let their oral hygiene routine fall by the wayside. A quick brush and the occasional floss won’t cut it; your teeth require more than that if you plan on keeping them all! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to some serious health problems down the track, not to mention the fact that bad breath is just generally gross. Read on to see the four easy steps you should be doing to look after your smile properly.
You’re already brushing your teeth (hopefully), but the simple switch from a manual toothbrush to an electric one will make a world of difference to your chompers. An electric toothbrush will reach parts of your mouth your regular old one never would have dreamed of, leaving you with nothing but a fresh and sparkling smile. Some people tend to get a bit heavy handed when brushing their teeth with a traditional brush, which is bad for their teeth and gums. You don’t have to apply too much pressure with an electric toothbrush and you don’t have to do any hard work. Waterpik’s Sonic Toothbrush is a great choice if you’re making the switch over. As part of their Complete Care combination, you get two toothbrush heads as well as a premium travel case so you won’t have to leave your smile behind when you go away.
Flossing with string floss takes care of all the stuff that gets stuck between your teeth – stuff that brushing alone won’t take care of. It’s pretty imperative to floss every day, not only for the health of your teeth, but because it helps immensely in preventing bad breath, which obviously nobody appreciates. Flossing also helps remove bacteria in between the teeth meaning it won’t turn into gingivitis, or worse, a wobbly adult tooth.
Water flossing is an important step that a lot of people haven’t heard of. Using high-pressure water from a handheld device, it gets rid of everything traditional string floss misses. Water flossing is an easy way to care for your gums, plus it helps in preventing gingivitis and cavities too. Waterpik’s Complete Care combination includes their Water Flosser (as well as the Sonic Toothbrush) in one convenient package. It comes with five different tips so you can target specific parts of your mouth that need different kinds of care.
To finish your routine, swish around some mouth wash for extra fresh breath and more sparkly smile. It’s the cherry on the cake of your routine when it comes to the prevention of tooth decay and gingivitis. Keeping a bottle handy on your desk at work to use after lunch or before an important meeting is also a great way to keep your mouth fresh throughout the day.