Everyone takes dental health for granted, and that is just a fact. How many do we brush our
teeth? How many times do we floss? How can you get a wisdom teeth removal sydney? Your dentist can tell you the facts with just one look. Avoid
embarrassment and save yourself the pain of having bad teeth or rancid breath. We have put
together five things that your dentist wants you to stop doing now so you can enjoy a better
smile and a better dental health.
Do Not Just Come in With Smoker’s Breath
Bad breath, tooth discoloration, inflammation of the salivary gland, increased buildup of plaque
and tartar on the teeth – all these are just a few of the rotting effects of smoking on your teeth.
Going to the dentist with blackened teeth is never a pleasant sight for the dentist. For someone
who will be working on your dental health for hours sometimes, it is never easy to stick odd tools
inside a mouth that is crawling with germs and filth. If you are a smoker, then remember to
always brush before you pay your dentist a visit, or better yet, try to quit the habit of smoking
altogether which will benefit you in the long run and ensure a gleaming smile!
Do Not Replace Toothpaste with Homemade Fads
Oil pulling or using charcoal powder is scientifically proven to be absolutely useless. In fact,
powdery materials are hard on your teeth and can strip the protective tooth enamel. Avoid being
the doctor yourself and follow the real doctor’s instructions! Brush your teeth with traditional
toothpaste twice a day and especially before paying a visit to your dentist. A well brushed mouth
smells better and is not constantly making your dentist gag at the sight.
Stop Brushing with a Hard Bristle Toothbrush
Sometimes we destroy our own teeth without knowing. Scrubbing and brushing with a hard
bristle toothbrush is bad news for the teeth as it applies a lot more pressure and removes the
enamel from the tooth. The goal is to scrub of the build-up of filth and bits of food and that can
very well be achieved with a soft bristle toothbrush. You should ideally aim to reach every nook
and cranny and a hard bristle brush will only make it worse. Not to mention, it may also cause
bleeding and sensitivity in the gums.
Too Much Lime Water is Bad News
Infusing your plain H20 with lime or lemon may make it taste better or may even help in other
areas of the body, but too much of it can be terrible for your dental health. An extra twist of
lemon mean a boost in acid in you water, which can lead to tooth decay, gum irritation or
disease, bad breath and enamel damage. Stick to plain water instead, which is just as beneficial
for the body and keeps your mouth fresh.
Say No to DIY Teeth Whitening Kits
Bleaching your teeth with products can lead to thinning tooth enamel and gum irritation. Long
term use of such products or even homemade whitening kits can result in sensitive teeth and do
more harm than good. If you are looking to make your gleam shinier and whiter, than rather than
using whitening kits that make insane promises, simply pay your dentist a visit and get a full
mouth of pearly whites. Leave the expert stuff to the experts and refrain from getting into
homemade whitening kits which will only result in long term discomfort.