Healthy teeth during winter can take a little more work than usual because it’s likely to be a cold time of year, and that can be where sensitivity strikes. When looking after your teeth, there are a few things that are worth doing in order to help prevent you from having to go to the dentist more often.
Here are some tips for healthy teeth during winter:
Keep Brushing Your Teeth Twice A Day
Teeth are meant to be brushed after every meal. And if you enjoy snacking in between meals, you should be finding ways to help provide you with a temporary clean. The usual amount of brushing will happen twice a day. Once in the morning, and once at the end of the night before bed. For some, they can even fit a lunchtime brush into their schedule. Those that only brush their teeth once a day can definitely do some damage to their teeth if they’re not careful. Keep up with proper daily brushing to ensure healthy teeth during winter.
Replace Your Toothbrush When It Frays
Your toothbrush is the tool that helps keep the teeth clean, and just like any tool, after continued use, it might not have the same effect it originally did. So when your toothbrush begins to fray, it also starts to become less effective. The collection of bristles together will have more of an effect of removing the dirt and food from your teeth than one which has come apart from other bristles on the brush. Some people will hold onto their toothbrush for more than necessary, and that can actually harbor a lot of bacteria that could end up doing further damage to your teeth and gums.
Get A Cosmetic Procedure For Damaged Teeth
For some, damage can be caused to the teeth from not having a good cleaning routine for your oral care. There are also certain things we eat in life which can damage our teeth if we’re not careful. When this happens, it’s worth getting some cosmetic procedures to fix these problems and protect those exposed teeth from any further damage. Dental veneers can be very handy to have, and they can provide that smile makeover that you may have been looking for. You also have lots of other cosmetic procedures available, so no matter what state your teeth are in, there’s always something that can be done.
See Your Dentist Regularly
A trip to the dentist is always necessary and should never be avoided for too long. Because not only can a dentist check for problems. They can also keep on top of extra cleaning, which is worth getting done every now and then. Teeth whitening is something you might want to ask your dentist about as well. As a rule, you should be seeing your dentist at least once a year for a check-up. Then, if possible, a couple of times to get your teeth professionally cleaned. It’s that extra bit of cleaning that can make all the difference to the health of your teeth.
Keep On Top Of Flossing And Mouthwash
Brushing your teeth can be enough to keep them healthy. But if you want the best mouth possible, you’ll need to also add flossing and mouthwash to your routine. After all, you only have one set of teeth so treat them right. When it comes to flossing, make sure you’re being careful with how deep your flossing towards the gum. Don’t use too much force when flossing. Do this after you brush your teeth and then follow up with mouthwash.
Restrict Your Sugar Intake
Sugar is the number one contributor to rotten teeth because it can wear away the enamel. Try to reduce your sugar intake as much as possible in general. Especially during the colder months when we spend more time indoors. You’ll definitely notice a big difference in sensitivity. More importantly, it’s also a healthy lifestyle choice to reduce the amount of sugar you have in your diet.