Dental hygiene is a life-long practice. You can’t just work very hard for a while and then expect the results to last long. It is important to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis. However, some dental hacks can help you achieve a better smile in the long run.
Following are some dental hacks that will improve your dental hygiene, health, esthetics, and daily routine as well.
Get a Tongue Scraper: Most bathrooms contain some basic dental hygiene products. Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash are pretty standard. But how many times have you come across a tongue scraper? Most people tend to focus on their teeth and gums while practicing oral hygiene and don’t pay as much attention to their tongue. Bacteria that accumulate on the tongue can contribute to bad breath and a foul taste in the mouth, and traditional brushing methods don’t get rid of these. A tongue scraper can help clean the surface of the tongue while also maintaining the acidic balance in the mouth.
Get Rid of Your Whitening Toothpastes: One of the most popular cosmetic trends in dentistry happens to be teeth whitening. Getting a professional whitening treatment generally helps, but many people opt for whitening toothpaste as an easier fix. These kinds of toothpaste are highly abrasive. Instead of bleaching the teeth like professional treatments, they rely on stripping away the stained tooth particles. This does help whiten the teeth but also strips away the healthy, protective tooth enamel. Over time, this can cause sensitivity, tooth decay, and various other dental issues. Avoid these kinds of toothpaste altogether, and visit a dentist for more effective and less abrasive whitening methods.
It is also important to visit your dentist for regular dental checkups at least twice a year. If you live in Castle Rock, CO, consider visiting Meadows Family Dentistry.
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Dr. Preston Polson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. Dr. Polson received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado and completed a one-year Hospital based General Practice Residency in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Polson continues to receive advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry in an effort to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care possible.