While it is easy to understand that poor oral hygiene leads to cavities, there are other, much more serious health concerns that result from poor oral care.
If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, you could face far more serious consequences than a yellow smile.
Bacteria begin to grow in your mouth and are then spread to other parts of your body – eek!
Some of the health concerns linked to poor oral hygiene as reported by the Mayo Clinic are cardiovascular disease, diabetic complications, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. There are even a few neck and head cancers that have been linked to slack oral hygiene.
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Here are a few tips to help improve oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth! Yes, after EVERY meal! This might seem like a lot of brushing, but brushing after every meal removes the bacteria that cause plaque. And don’t forget to floss, too!
- Change your toothbrush: Ever smelt your regular toothbrush? Yeah it STINKS! That’s because you’re hosting a major germ party on it. Try using a Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush that has activated charcoal from Japanese Ubame Oak blended into each nylon bristle of this medium toothbrush that releases negative ions, which help prevent bacteria from growing. Be sure to swap for a new toothbrush every 3 months or when the bristles start to bend!
- Oil Pulling: The bacteria in your mouth are the starting point for a lot of disease in the body. As these nasty bacteria are oil soluble, the safest and most effective way of removing it is with oil. Water and brushing alone won’t work against the plaque that builds up on your teeth over time and makes them go yellow. Removing the bacteria detoxifies your body and allows your brilliant natural white teeth to shine through! You can oil pull with plain Coconut Oil, or try a formulated Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash that come in various flavours
- Tongue Scraping: Even though most people think the teeth are the breeding ground for bacteria in the mouth, your tongue can collect just as much! It might not seem like a concern, but the bacteria can lead to bad breath and tooth damage. Grab yourself a tongue cleaner – all you need to do is scrape it along your tongue a couple of times, and say goodbye to nasty bacteria on your tongue!
- Visit the Dentist: We know, not your favourite thing to do, but it’s important to have a professional assess your oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist on the reg ensures you’re catching the nasties before they turn even nastier!
Do you have any tips for good oral hygiene?