Oral health is so much more than just cleaning your teeth. While tooth decay is a major issue when it comes to dental hygiene, dry mouth, inflamed gums and mouth ulcers can all be serious problems too.
Cleaning your teeth
It is essential to clean your teeth multiple times a day, especially after eating. But the toothpaste you choose can also impact your health. Many mainstream brands have harmful ingredients so it’s crucial to use a natural toothpaste without all the nasties.
Rinsing your mouth
Using a mouthwash after cleaning is also very beneficial to maintaining optimal oral health. But again, many of these (such as Listerine) contain alcohols which result in burning, dry mouth and a range of health issues. Here is our recommendation for an alcohol free mouthwash.
I for one hate dental floss. It’s annoying to use and doesn’t seem to be overly effective unless you spend hours pulling that string between all your teeth. But who wants to do that? Luckily, I was told about Piksters, which are are small cylindrical brushes designed to slide into and clean the spaces between the teeth.
Unlike floss, they have lateral bristles that spring out to engage and remove the plaque in the small crevices in between the teeth. They come in a variety of sizes depending on the gap distance between your teeth – your dentist can tell you what size you need. And you can simply by them from a Chemist. Highly recommend in conjunction with the above products. I brush with Modere toothpaste, then use the Piksters, then use the Mouth Rinse.
Ensure a high mineral intake
Despite what we’ve been hearing for years, fluoride is NOT good for you. Fluoride is toxic and provide no benefits, with plenty of risks. If you’re looking to help strengthen your teeth, minerals and trace elements are safe and effective. Read more about healthy teeth.