A smile can say a thousand words, but if you are too embarrassed to show yours, you may be coming off as having the serious condition RBF (Resting Bitch Face). Unfortunately, that probably makes you lot a lot less approachable and makes you look a lot more mean than you actually are. But one way of sorting this to ensure that you have excellent oral hygiene. Then you won’t have to think twice about flashing that smile at everyone and anyone that comes your way. Read on to find out more.
Obviously, we all know what we should be brushing our teeth at least twice a day to keep them as healthy as possible. But do you know how to brush them properly? The chances are that you are so tired just before you go to bed at night, or so sleepy when you have just got up in the morning that you are not paying enough attention to this vital oral care job.
First of all, you need to make sure that you get all of the surfaces, so divide your mouth into four sections – right-hand top and bottom and left-hand top and bottom. Then spend at least 30 seconds on each section so you can be sure that the front, back and inside the tooth is properly cleaned each time.
To make it easier, you can download a timing app on your phone. Or you can even get an electronic toothbrushes now that buzz when your 30-second sections are up.
You do all of these other things to keep healthy, like run, rest and eat well, But do you floss? I mean actually floss every day, not just the week before you go to the dentist and the week after and then forget about it for another 6 months?
OK so it can be a bit of a gross experience especially when you get smelly little bits of old food come out. But just think how horrid it would be if they were still there in between your teeth!
To make it slightly more pleasant why not use flavored floss? Or even treat yourself to an air flosser? Which is electronic device that pushes air and water through the gaps in your teeth.
Now, even if you are brushing twice daily and flossing, it’s still vital that you keep an eye on your oral health by performing regular self-checks. This can include looking at the back of the teeth as well as the front, for chips, plaque, and decay.
Although it’s not always easy to see the back of your own teeth so it can be useful to use an intraoral camera like the ones from prodentshop.com, or a lighted oral mirror.
Lastly, for good oral hygiene avoid refined sugar as much as possible. It sticks to the teeth, and feeds the bacteria that cause plaque and cavities. As well as making it harder to maintain fresh breath.
If you can’t avoid it completely, brush your teeth as soon as possible afterward, and carry some sugar-free gum as an interim measure.