Many people hate surprises but when it comes to surprising tips on how to keep your teeth healthy, everyone are interested to know how to improve their dental health.
Oral health is a very important part of our holistic health. Many people disregard this fact, hence they always miss cleaning their teeth, using a mouthwash, or even going to a dentist.
These tips are very important because they maintain the health of your teeth and gums. They also prevent you from getting a serious dental issues like loss of teeth, periodontitis, gingivitis, halitosis, canker sores, and many more.
Solving these problems can be expensive. For example, tooth implant in Singapore could reach around 5,000 USD in hospitals like Changi General Hospital (CGH) and National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS). This is according to the Ministry of Health Singapore.
Off course there are cheaper alternatives but if you prefer a stronger and more natural replacement to your teeth, then a tooth implant is what you need.
See how expensive it could get? Good thing aside from brushing your teeth and using a mouthwash, there are other ways on how improve your dental health.
Chew a Sugar Free Gum
The saliva is a natural anti-bacterial that kills germs that cause cavities and plaque. Since chewing gums prevent your mouth from drying and help produce more saliva, your mouth becomes healthier. Just pick a sugar-free gum, since sugar promotes bacteria build up.
Add Onion in Your Meals
Surprised? Who wouldn’t be? Onion is known to cause bad breath and many people avoid eating onion because of its pungent smell. But actually this vegetable has antibacterial properties that kills bacteria in your mouth. Eating raw onion is even known to minimize inflammation and detoxify. If you can’t stand eating raw onion, you can boil it and drink the water as a tea.
Brush Your Teeth Only Twice Daily
When you were a kid, you probably heard that you need to brush your teeth three every after meal, but actually twice is good enough. Note that brushing too often and too soon can erode the enamel on the teeth. Also, don’t brush too hard and only use soft bristles to clean your teeth so your gums won’t bleed.
Drinking Tap Water Regularly
It is not a surprise that drinking tap water has plenty of benefits. But do you know that it can also make your teeth and gums healthier? This is because of the fluoride added into it.
The American Dental Association (ADA) says that adding fluoride into community water reduces tooth decay by 25% among kids and adults. Also water hydrates the water and prevents bacteria build up.
Use a Straw When Drinking
Using of straw is frowned upon by environmentalist because most of them are made of plastic and pollutes the environment but using one actually keeps your teeth stronger. It also reduces the risk of cavities, enamel loss, and tooth ache. Stains could also be avoided if you use straw since the liquid won’t get on your teeth.
Combined with regular brushing, mouthwash and floss, your teeth and gums would be better if you use these surprising oral health care tips. No one wants to have teeth issues and undergo expensive tooth implants, so follow the tips regularly and your smile will be so much brighter.