Want to know the secret to clean and strong teeth?

Many dentists from different clinics like Sky Dental are giving their patients advice about good oral care. Good oral hygiene is very important and not just for that radiant Colgate smile. According to Sky Dental and other dental health clinics, healthy teeth provide better resistance, good oral hygiene also has an impact on cardiovascular diseases. Plenty of reasons to give your teeth the care they deserve every day!

1. Choose a suitable toothbrush

Toothbrushes comparison
An electric toothbrush has many advantages compared to a manual one: it removes much more plaque. It is also safer for your teeth and gums because most electric toothbrushes have a pressure sensor. As a result, you can certainly not brush your teeth too hard and you protect your teeth and gums.

Be sure to take our tips into account:

  • Choose a small brush head, so you can easily reach all your teeth.
  • A soft brush head is also better, so you don’t damage your gums and enamel.
  • Remember to rinse your toothbrush well under running water after use.
  • Replace your toothbrush in time! At least every 3 months.

2. A toothpaste with fluoride prevents cavities

Read the fine print on your toothpaste and check for fluoride. Fluoride what? This is a natural substance that our body needs. Fluoride helps protect your teeth from acid attacks and cavities. When there is fluoride in your toothpaste, a little bit sticks to the outside of your teeth after brushing. This helps to strengthen your teeth and harden your enamel.

3. A fixed technique is key

When you brush your teeth in the same order every time, you make sure that you don’t forget a piece. The 3 B’s are very important to keep in mind: Inside, Outside, and Top.

Start with the inside as this is the hardest to brush. Then brush the outside and then the top (= the chewing surfaces of your teeth).

Do not rinse your mouth too vigorously after brushing, so that the fluoride from your toothpaste can do its work.

4. Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes

To maintain good oral hygiene, ideally, brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes. It is best to do this in the morning and evening. Are you a show-off? Brush your teeth for 3 minutes, this is the ideal time to keep your teeth healthy. Electric toothbrushes also often have a timer, which is handy!

5. Flossing!

Dental care: flossing
You can also get cavities between your teeth. It is therefore important that you floss every day. Not a fan of floss? Interdental brushes or toothpicks are a good alternative.

You mainly use a toothpick to remove food residues. Brushes are ideal for when you wear braces. Dental floss removes the plaque between your teeth.

6. Go to your dentist on time

It is not only important to take care of your teeth every day, but also to visit your dentist at least once a year. For example, an annual preventive oral examination takes place. Your dentist can intervene in time in case of problems.

7. Healthy food? Good for your body… and your teeth

Healthy food like calcium-rich foods and vitamin D are not only good for your bones, but also for your teeth. Sugars in general are bad for your teeth, they are often the cause of acid attacks that cause cavities. Fortunately, your teeth recover automatically after such an acid attack, but of course only if you do not cause such an attack too often. So try to schedule enough time between times when you take sugars.

Good calcium-rich diet:

  • sesame seeds
  • green vegetables
  • Dairy products (raw and from grass-fed animals)
  • Rye bread
  • Green cabbage

Vitamin D rich food:

  • Fatty fish, such as herring, salmon and mackerel
  • Meat and eggs
  • Low-fat margarine and baking and roasting products

It’s a cliché, but your mouth really is your calling card. So take care, because once the damage is done, you can’t go back! Do not hesitate to visit one of our pharmacies for more information or personal advice. There are still many consequences when you don’t take care of your oral health because it might lead to another incurable disease.