You can’t take care of your teeth and expect results the next day. It takes a lifetime to take care of your teeth. Taking care of your dental health has to come from within. So, if you need to start small and make only one of these 4 suggestions, I’m all for it. You may add another habit each month. But if you want to go big and do all 4-steps right away, your teeth will thank you.
Here are some practices you can easy follow to have healthy teath in 2023.
If you are not someone who visits your dental office routine which should be at least twice a year for checkups and cleaning, then make it a habit. Call and schedule your appointment.
You have to brush twice a day, every single day-once in the morning when you wake up and once in the evening before you go to bed. Never skip brushing before bed. I know a lot of people get tired and sometimes fall asleep without brushing their teeth, so make it a habit.
If you are falling asleep, and you suddenly remember that you haven’t brushed yet, then pull yourself back out of the bed and go brush those teeth because bacteria like to multiply in dark and wet places. When you are sleeping, they have a solid 6-8 hours to go all over your teeth, which increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
What’s better than using toothpaste with the natural essence of cinnamon? Try using toothpaste that has a good taste. This will make you want to brush more. Whereas toothpaste with bad taste will make you want to leave brushing altogether.
We all know everyone needs to floss their teeth. However, if you are someone who tries, and you just can’t properly use the traditional string floss whether it’s due to manual dexterity or your hands are too big, then ask your dental hygienist in the next checkup if there are any alternatives they think would help your mouth.
For example, floss picks are better than nothing. While some people benefit more from using interproximal or interdental brushes. Those little brushes that clean your teeth can amp up your dental hygiene gain.
You need to try to limit your snacking if you have sensitive teeth. It’s healthier for your teeth to eat all the snacks at once. You need to have a designated snack break instead of munching on food throughout the day. You don’t want sugars or carbs or any food debris for that matter to sit on your teeth for a prolonged period because the amount of time the food sits on your teeth significantly increases your chance of cavities.
Tips for “how to have healthy teeth in 2022” has been disused in this article. Tips may feel like a million different things to do, but that’s not the intention of this article. It doesn’t intend to overwhelm you or make you feel bad. Instead, try to start slow and take baby steps. Following only one tip at a time will improve your dental health so much that you will automatically want to start following the rest of the tips.