When Brushing Simply Isn’t Enough

Brushing your teeth is one of those basic hygeine concepts that we all participate in every day. Morning routines typically consist of a hot shower, a nice breakfast, and brushing your teeth. However, sometimes it can seem like that no matter how frequently you brush, sometimes it’s just not enough. Here are three things to add into your dental routine if you feel like brushing your teeth simply isn’t cutting it.

  1. Mouthwash

Most mouthwashes are alcohol based which means that they are designed to quickly rid your mouth of any bacteria that may be forming— plus, you also get fresh breath. By adding mouthwash into your daily oral hygiene routine, you will likely notice that your teeth and gums will not only feel healthier but cleaner as well. However, because they aren’t meant to be swallowed, it’s important to store mouthwash away from kids who might get into it.

  1. Water-Pik

These devices aren’t just for individuals with metal braces. In fact, water-piks are a great addition to flossing your teeth. By shooting pressurized water in between your teeth, you can not only get rid of any trapped food or bacteria that’s forming in your mouth, but you can also massage your gums at the same time. Just make sure that the pressure isn’t turned up too high because this can cause your gums to bleed or become damaged.

  1. Drink More Water

You have a headache? Drink more water. You have a cold? Drink more water. Your mouth doesn’t feel as clean as it should? Drink more water. Yes it’s true that drinking more water is one of the most basic cure-alls to virtually any minor ailment. By drinking more water, you can help to speed up the production of saliva in your mouth— leaving you with a healthier, whiter, and cleaner mouth. So the next time you reach for your favorite soda, try replacing it with a glass of water instead.

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