How to truly look after your teeth

waterpikHi, my name is Derick and I have recently started a new website called Flossophy 101. I want to take a minute of your time to talk to you about something that I am really passionate about.

Other than brushing your teeth, what do you think the second most effective thing you can do to prevent gum disease and cavities?

Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is a great way of reducing bad breath but according to some research, you would have to rinse for a minute or more for it to have any effect on plaque and bacteria in your mouth.

Chew gum?

Again, chewing gum can help to reduce halitosis. It is also good for increasing the saliva in your mouth. You may not know this but saliva is nature’s way of helping to fight plaque in your mouth. However, if the chewing gum contains sugar this cancels out any good it does so if you want it to be beneficial to your health you need to go sugar free!

Floss? You got it!

You probably guessed this from the title of my website right. Flossing gets to the areas that regular toothbrushes simply cannot reach. According to one dental article I read, the space in between your teeth is about a third of your enamel so keeping it clean is absolutely vital to avoiding tooth erosion and rotten teeth.

An Alternative to dental floss

The thing about flossing is that people simply do not like using dental floss. Placing string between your teeth and moving it backwards and forwards is a strange sensation. Plus, if you have not done it for a while it can cause your gums to bleed the first one or two times.

That is why I think water flossers are so much better. They use pressurised water to clean between your teeth that is very effective at removing food debris yet is much gentler on your gums than traditional dental floss. To find out more why not hop over to my website which includes reviews, news and article on the best water flosser for your needs. Go to Flossophy 101.


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