Your brushing routine is perhaps one of the most important of your life. Keeping up that habit is the only way you’re going to keep your teeth in tip top condition. Even so, sometimes a little more effort, outside of the bathroom, is needed. If you’re looking to improve your oral hygiene outside of brushing, here’s a few of our favourite ideas from Pure Smiles.
Cinnamon isn’t only a sumptuous addition to your favourite dishes – the spice also has some extra special qualities too. Part of the chemical structure of cinnamon is cinnamic aldehyde. This is an incredibly useful ingredient in the fight with the bacteria that causes all of the plaque on your teeth. We wouldn’t recommend having a chew on a stick of cinnamon, but we would suggest grabbing some sugar-free cinnamon chewing gum.
Foods with crunch
Understandably, we’re always being told just how bad eating certain foods are for our teeth. The majority of our dental habits are brushing food away! Despite this, crunchy foods like broccoli and celery are actually great for cleaning up your teeth. That crunching motion is a fantastic way to reduce your levels of plaque.
If you want an easy way to keep up the health of your teeth, there’s no simpler way than to drink water consistently throughout the day. Water washes away bad bacteria and forms of acid that stick around after you’ve had a meal. Even better, those foods and drinks that stain your teeth (we’re looking at you coffee) will have their effects reduced thanks to the water you’re drinking.
In the days when brushing your teeth regularly hadn’t been invented, baking soda was the go to choice for getting your teeth squeaky clean. Even though there are better ways to clean your teeth in modern times, baking soda offers a simple, additional method to your regular cleaning routine that keeps your teeth sparkling white.
No, we don’t mean those chew toys you buy for your dogs! Chew sticks are created from a special species of trees and are a stick that has been whittled down at one of the ends. This end is used as the toothpick, while the other end is used for general cleaning of your teeth. Outside of the UK, there are some countries that regularly use this method of cleaning their teeth. It can be incredibly useful when fighting different types of gum and teeth disease in the time between your regular brushing routine.
Let’s be honest – your standard brushing routine shouldn’t be going away anytime soon. These methods are perfect if you’re looking for some added tooth care in between your regular teeth routine.