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5 Tips to a Healthier Mouth

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

5 Tips to a Healthier Mouth


Taking care of our teeth may seem like an obvious reminder.  However, when you look at studies that reveal that over half of children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities, it becomes clear that reminders about prevention are not only good but vital.

There are the normal routines we know are good for us.  And brushing our teeth is at the top of the list.  Not just at night, but in the morning too.  And if you can, after lunch.  Below are 5 unique and great tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy.

1. Brush Your Tongue!

Yep.  The neighbor right next to your teeth needs some love too.  Even if you meticulously brush your teeth, if your tongue still has a bunch of microbes marinating on it, then your teeth get covered all over again.  Plus, fresh breath never hurt anyone.

2. You Are What You Eat

Just as our body needs healthy foods to function properly, so does our teeth and gums.  It’s widely known that sugar can lead to the deterioration of our teeth.  Beyond that, when our immune system is down we lessen our body’s ability to fight off oral problems.  Vitamin C is great for our gums.  And foods rich in essential vitamins and minerals will aid our mouth to healthy success.

3. Good ol’ Flossing

Just that word, floss, makes me tremble.  It brings on feelings of discomfort and pain.  But that’s because I don’t do it enough.  In fact a lot of people don’t do it enough.  And they (like me) should!  Flossing once a day will dramatically improve oral health.  Flossing gets the gunk out that the tooth brush can’t.  And don’t worry; once the gums stop bleeding, it means they are healthy!

4.  Drink the Tap Water

Tap water contains fluoride.  Fluoride has been proven to strengthen the enamel coating our teeth.  This prevents tooth decay.  If your tap water is simply undrinkable, then use a fluoride rinse.  But be careful not to use too much- or white spots can start popping up on your teeth.

5. Chew, Chew, Chew

Chewing a sugar free gum after meals causes your saliva to kick into high gear. Saliva is nature’s way of toning down the acids in your mouth and it washes away bacteria.  Plus it freshens your breath and there are a lot of yummy flavors to chew from.  What a win!

A healthy mouth is a happy you!  Are you looking for a unique way to advertise your business?  Consider sending out Customized Dental Pencils.  You can put your logo and contact info on the pencil and remind your customers that you care.  And that is something to smile about.


Lisa Coronado is a web content writer for Promotional Pencils where she writes articles about Promotional Dentist Pencils


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