5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Oral Hygiene

Hey guys! It’s your bloggers favourite blogger back to teach you the essentials to living a stylish and confident lifestyle. Today, we’re going to sink our teeth into the best accessory anyone can wear: a smile. Knowing how to care for your teeth benefits us all in the long term as well as the short term.

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Brush twice a day for two minutes

Most people brush their teeth (I hope), but you’ll be surprised to hear a lot of people don’t brush twice daily and don’t nearly brush for long enough. Two minutes is the target time, but I challenge you all to time how long it takes you to brush your teeth and see how close you actually come to achieving that time.

Two minutes is a lot longer than it seems. I will even admit to having underachieved on reaching the desired two minutes of brushing and in fairness, it is easy to become complacent with brushing for so long.

One easy way I got around this was by using the Electric Toothbrush with Travel Case Rechargeable 4 Hours Charge for 30 Days Use,Waterproof Fully Washable 3 Replacement Heads Crystal Black by Fairywill(FW-507+420). Not only is it an electric toothbrush, providing a much more efficient and effective brushing process, every thirty seconds the toothbrush will stop vibrating for a second and once two minutes are up the toothbrush will automatically turn off.

Don’t rinse your mouth after brushing

Something a lot of people don’t realise is that when you rinse your mouth after brushing, the important fluorine that is whitening your teeth is mostly washed away. In essence, most of the hard work that went into brushing your teeth becomes void. It is recommended to leave the paste on your teeth for at least 20-30 minutes before rinsing.

It can be very difficult and uncomfortable to do this so an alternative suggestion would be to use a fluorine mouthwash to rinse your mouth with. That way, the fluorine is still present to help clean and whiten your teeth more successfully.

Do you even floss bro?

When I say floss I’m not talking Fortnite.

Flossing is almost as important as brushing your teeth. The food you eat leaves residue in-between your teeth. This is often not picked up by brushing alone and so it’s imperative to floss. Failing to floss can easily lead to bacteria build up. In short, you could fall victim to bad breath and gum disease which can easily lead to black teeth or no teeth at all!

Don’t neglect your tongue

Have you ever wondered why the back of manual toothbrushes have grooves? They’re not there to make the toothbrush pretty. Use those grooves, or better still buy an actual tongue scraper (Tongue Scraper Cleaner x 4 ~ Set of 4 Colours ~ Oral Dental Care) to keep your tongue healthy. An unhealthy tongue can look white and unsightly.

Don’t keep your toothbrush in your bathroom

At this point you probably think I’m crazy and this is some kind of deluded marketing scheme. You’ll be astounded and perhaps a little sick when I tell you that your toothbrush might actually have faeces on the surface. Just take a minute to let that sink in. If you leave your toothbrush in the bathroom, as most people do, you are brushing your teeth with your own faecal matter. It gets even worse if you share a bathroom with family. I don’t know about you guys but I’m certainly never storing my toothbrush in the bathroom ever again.

Let me know in the comments if you found any of these tips useful. I took a month away from blogging due to exams but expect to see more content from here on in.


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