Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mouth

Every one of us pays a lot of attention to our hygiene however, one thing that often gets neglected due to lack of knowledge on the subject is our oral hygiene. More often than not, our teeth and our mouths get neglected because we do not have the information necessary to take care of our teeth and our mouth. Therefore while we think we are taking care of them well, we are actually not doing the right thing or using the right techniques to clean our teeth. As an example, it is vital that you brush your teeth a minimum of twice a day.

This is something that is basic and yet, many people do not brush their teeth twice a day. They often brush their teeth in the morning before work and then do not brush again until the next day before work which can be very dangerous. It is during the night that most tooth decay takes place due to us not moving our mouth. This makes it very easy for the bacteria to attack and reproduce. Having eaten food and drunk sugary, acidic drinks the whole day, going to sleep with this food in our mouth means that we will inevitably have to deal with bad teeth in the long run. 

Discoloration and decay 

There is a myth that discoloration of our teeth is caused only from excessive smoking and drinking of alcohol excessively but this is wrong. While these two things do cause discoloration, they are by no means the only reason that people are lining up at the cosmetic dentist to get their teeth cleaned. 

The truth is that it is not only these bad habits that cause our teeth to lose their white colour but even every day habits such as drinking coffee in the morning or having a cup of tea. Coffee, tea, soda, acidic drinks and sugary substances are all to blame for discoloration and are the reason for us to have to get teeth whitening at Gorgeous Smiles Dentistry done on a regular basis.  

Simply using a toothpaste that contains fluoride to brush our teeth regularly, especially after meals because these substances staying on our teeth for too long can cause them to lose their colour. You may have seen the experiment where a tooth is kept overnight in a glass of coca cola only to see the tooth missing in the morning. Imagine then what this same drink does to your teeth when you drink it and leave it on your teeth without brushing afterwards.