5 Ways To Maintain Healthy Teeth And Gums



Maintaining top-notch oral hygiene is relatively easy. That’s provided you follow a stringent oral hygiene regimen each and every day. Besides, your mouth is really your gateway to the body. That means that a health mouth usually equals a healthy body.

So, here are a few tips to help you easily maintain healthy teeth and gums.

  1. Never forget to rinse

So, you brush properly and twice a day and you floss, too. That’s great. Now, take your oral hygiene all the way by making sure your rinse, too. Rinsing your mouth regularly can help to fight bacteria that often result in bad breath and gum diseases. So, before you walk away from the basin, don’t forget to rinse.

  1. Practice brushing properly

Brushing properly is extremely important for healthy gums. However, you should try not to brush too hard. To brush properly, all you have to do is apply a little pressure on the teeth. Try to pick a toothbrush that has soft bristles and then hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to make sure that the bristles don’t damage your gums. You can always ask your dentists to teach you the right technique for brushing your teeth. Remember that a bad toothbrush and even improper brushing techniques tend to cause more harm than good.

  1. Cut out sugar

Sugar is a big culprit when it comes to tooth decay. Sugar loves to fuel the bacteria already present in plaque. It works to break down the sugar-laden food that is stuck in your teeth, and then produces acid. The acid damages the enamel and gums. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to cut back on sugar, there it is.

  1. Stop smoking or consuming tobacco

You’ve probably told thousands of times to stop smoking, so stop! The tar and nicotine in cigarettes work to turn your teeth into ugly shades of brown and yellow. But, more importantly, they can damage your gums and, over time, increase your risk of tooth loss. Chewing on betel nut and areca nut and smoking cigarettes, as well as consuming other kinds of tobacco has been proven to lead to cancerous and precancerous lesions in the mouth.

  1. Use food to clean your teeth

Eating particular kinds of foods can help to clean your teeth. Foods like apples, carrots and celery (all in raw form) can really help with the health of your teeth. Eating one of these foods after a meal every day can help to remove plaque. If your teeth are stained, you could consider professional teeth whitening Sydney dentists offer.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you have a sensitive mouth, try using a toothbrush that has extra-soft bristles. If you tend to take your time brushing, extra-soft bristles can get your teeth just as clean as any other bristles.

If your teeth feel tight, why not try a different type of floss? Dental tape or a waxed flow can really get into tight spaces, especially if your teeth are close together.


With mouthwash, floss, and the right toothbrush, you can set yourself up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and good overall health.

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