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Most of the people are anxious to sit in the dentist chair. So, you can calm yourself by playing music with headphones. Focus on your breathing pattern and communicate with your dentist. They understand your fears and want to help you overcome the anxiety.
You need to floss first as this helps in brushing your teeth more effectively. This is because flossing removes the food that gets trapped in between the teeth. So, floss first and then brush gently.
If you don’t have or cannot floss, then use a toothpick as it removes food stuck in between your teeth. However, while using a toothpick, be gentle as it can press hard and damage your gums. This can cause bleeding also. It’s always better to floss than using a toothpick.
The bristles of a toothbrush flatten, fray, and wear over time. So, to keep up that smile bright, replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Another thing is that a toothbrush can harbor germs that cause illnesses.
The whey protein and casein found in cheese helps in keeping your tooth enamel in perfect form by reducing demineralization. Cheese also has tooth-building calcium. You can also include vitamin D rich foods like egg yolks, milk, and fish.
There are foods that cam stain or brighten your teeth like strawberries whitens your teeth naturally. However, there are teeth staining foods like blueberries and coffee. You need to brush your teeth after having food that stains your teeth.
Bad breath occurs if you do not take care of your tongue. So, tackle bad breath by scraping your tongue after brushing. You tongue can act like a host for bacteria that can cause bad breath. So, give it a scrub using a tongue scraper.
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