Keeping on top of your oral care routine isn’t just about staving off bad breath. Maintaining and improving your oral hygiene is vital to your health, and helps to prevent the build-up of acids and bacteria that can cause tooth decay and other health issues.
Apart from regular brushing and flossing there are a wide range of products that will make your whole mouth feel super fresh and minty clean.
So, if you want to take your oral care routine from a simple scrub to an updated, and well rounded, full mouth affair, we’re here to show you the ropes.
To help you on your oral care journey we also spoke to a Dentist, Dr. Phillip Bliss, to give us the facts and some good advice about these products and how to use them.
How to brush your teeth the right way:
Okay, so I’m sure you’re probably thinking:“how could there possibly be a wrong way to brush your teeth?!”
Believe me, it’s not as intuitive as you think, and a lot of people are actually getting it wrong.
Sometimes it’s because we’re tired, sometimes it’s because we’re a bit lazy and sometimes it’s because we’re a little too enthusiastic to get the process over and done with.
One of the first mistakes we can make is picking the wrong brush. It’s important to choose a brush with soft bristles, as well as a small enough brush head for our mouth size.
So there you have it: bigger isn’t necessarily better.
The same goes for aggressively scrubbing your teeth. According to Dr. Phillip Bliss: “If using a manual toothbrush the most effective way is to rotate the brush in small circles following the contour of the gum, both on the inner and outer surfaces, and finishing off brushing the biting surfaces… Do not scrub the teeth as over time, sensitive grooves can develop and the gum surface can be literally brushed away.”