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Health & Fitness

How to maintain good Oral hygiene

Teeth go through a lot every day and we can often take our dental health for granted. Unfortunately, there are quite a few common habits that can slowly wreak havoc on your teeth.

Teeth, they can make or break a person’s look. Yet we take them for granted! They munch our food, improve our smiles, but we partake in so many habits that can wear and tear those pearly whites.

Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.

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An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.

The case for good oral hygiene keeps getting stronger. Here is how you can maintain it:

  1. Biting Nails can result in chips and cracks in your teeth
  2. Really soft sugary candy isn’t good for your teeth. Really hard chocolates aren’t too good too
  3. Wait for at least half an hour to brush your teeth immediately after food.
  4. Avoid scrubbing your teeth too hard.
  5. Avoid using your teeth as tools. It damages them
  6. Sparkling water and Soda’s do a lot more damage than you think
  7. Drinking coffee or wine can stain teeth
  8. Avoid crunching on Ice cubes. They are too strong.
  9. Adding lemon or vinegar can be too acidic for your teeth
  10. Snacking constantly exposes your teeth to acid
  11. Smoking is bad for your overall health, including teeth
  12. Storing your toothbrush in a drawer can be harmful. Instead store in in a toothpaste stand where it can breathe
  13. Avoid using a mouthwash with alcohol.
  14. Using a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can be harmful
  15. Grinding your teeth

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