Taking care of your teeth and gums is one of the most important aspects of oral care. While oral care might seem expensive, it doesn’t have to be. There are many natural ways to care for your mouth too.
Every dentist will tell you that your brushing routine is very important for the overall health of your mouth. You should be brushing at least twice a day and if you do it properly, it should take about 2 minutes.
Loosen food debris and plaque that builds up around the gum line by brushing in a circular motion downward from the gums.
The back of all your teeth are just as important as the front and food and debris can build up there just as easily.
Brush surfaces of your teeth to loosen any food particles that settle into the indentations.
Bacteria can build up on your tongue and on the inside of your cheeks so be sure to brush these areas to promote fresh breath.
Always use an unwaxed, natural floss to reach between your teeth and below your gum line where plaque, food particles, and bacteria reside.
Besides keeping your body hydrated, water helps wash away any food and bacteria left in your mouth. Your body also uses water to produce saliva which neutralizes the acidity in your mouth, protecting your tooth enamel from weakening and erosion.
Chewing on xylitol gum helps reduce gum disease and tooth decay, promoting saliva production, which increases the acid-neutralizing and antibacterial forces in the mouth.
This is an ancient Ayurvedic technique used to keep the mouth healthy. Both sesame and coconut oil can keep your teeth and gums in shape while also naturally whitening your teeth.
This practice reduces bacterial growth on your tongue that can lead to bad breath. Removing the growth is good for you as it reduces the likelihood of tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and other oral issues.
Minerals are very important to your overall health, but especially for the teeth and gums. Many foods lack the nutrients from being grown in nutrient-depleted soil and supplements can help fill the gaps.