A lot has changed in the year since the pandemic arrived on South African shores. Many people have become more creative with the way they take care of themselves, including their dental hygiene. In between dentist visits, it’s vital that you give your mouth the daily TLC it needs. Here are a few cost-effective hacks that will help you take better care of your teeth:
After Drinking Juice, Do Not Brush Immediately
Fizzy drinks and juice lower the pH level in your mouth. Therefore, brushing your teeth right after drinking acidic drinks can make the tooth enamel susceptible. Wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth with toothpaste after drinking a sweet drink.
Rinse After Eating
Food particles get stuck to your teeth after eating, resulting in bacteria which lead to cavities and gum disease. Rinse your mouth after every meal to remove any leftover food from your teeth and prevent bacteria from growing.
Eat Fruits and Veggies
There are several fruits and veggies that clean your teeth as you eat. Fresh apples, raw celery and carrots help to clean teeth. Enjoy your fresh fruit and veg after a meal to remove food particles but remember, nothing cleans your teeth better than brushing twice a day with Closeup toothpaste. So do not substitute brushing your teeth with eating a raw vegetable.
Clean Your Tongue
When brushing your teeth, always brush your tongue to remove any additional build-up of bacteria. By cleaning your tongue frequently, you will have fresher breath for longer.
Floss at Intervals
Flossing frequently can be a mission for many people as it takes time. However, you could always floss half your teeth in the morning after brushing and the other half in the evening. This ensures that you floss all your teeth within 24-hours.
Keep your breath fresher and your teeth whiter for longer with these hacks that promote good oral hygiene. Remember to use Closeup Deep Action toothpaste for 12 hours of fresh breath.