How to improve your oral health

"Say Ahhh!" can reveal much more than you think about your oral health, and if you do not want to feel embarrassed at your next dental visit, make sure to take good care of it. Well, do you know your oral health has a major impact on your health? Yes, your oral hygiene is directly related to your body, and it can affect so many things - some studies have shown gum diseases are linked to diseases like stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's. Not only this, but your oral hygiene also affects your overall personality.

But there is more to that sparkling smile than just brushing and flossing. Here are things you should do to have good oral health.

Brush and floss regularly!

It is a no-brainer - right? If you want to protect your beautiful smile and have good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly are two main things. Where brushing regularly keeps your teeth bright and prevents any gum disease, flossing, on the other hand, can help to get rid of any food particles stuck between the teeth that weren't removed by brushing. Make sure you do not brush or floss very vigorously.

Clean your tongue too!

We do not know if you notice or not, but your tongue also plays host to various bacteria if not cleaned properly and regularly. The best way to clean your tongue is to buy a good quality tongue scraper. Make sure the tongue scraper is made of stainless steel or copper and does not have sharp edges or borders.

Choose your toothbrush wisely!

There are various toothbrush options available in the market, but soft-bristled toothbrushes (it can be electronic!) are the best buy to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Also, make sure you replace your toothbrush timely and avoid hard scrubbing with it. It is recommended to change your toothbrush after every 3 months, and if you are not sure which brush you should buy, ask your dentist on the next cleaning session.

Limit caffeine intake!

Most of us need a cup of coffee soon as we wake up to kick start our day, but it is taking a toll on the health of our teeth. Coffee also contains acids that can wear out the enamel and lead to tooth decay down the line. So, it is best to reduce your caffeine intake to enjoy that sparkling healthy smile for a long time.

Take a nutritious diet!

Not just to keep your gut healthy but also to maintain oral health, start intaking lots and lots of fruits and fresh veggies, and see your oral health improving. Preferably, juicy fruits are much more beneficial and help to maintain good health of teeth and gums. Also, a lack of intake of a nutritious diet can lead to the deficiency of many vitamins and minerals, leading to many oral diseases. Have you heard about Scurvy or bleeding gums? Well, it occurs because of a lack of insufficient amount of Vitamin C in your body.

Along with all these tips, make sure to visit a dentist to get an oral health check-up done.