Dental hygiene can die a death-by-monotony as the consumer is tired of the same mantra of brush, floss, avoid sweets again and again. Read the tips for some fresh ways to freshen your oral health.
Don’t keep your teeth “too” clean
We’ll begin with a real shocker – many patients are surprised to hear their dentist tell them to stop keeping their mouths so clean!
Oral bacteria play an important role in your health by helping to maintain balance and stave off infection. Hyper-cleaning your palate with hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, for instance, is a bad idea despite the temporary gleaming-white-smile effect. Hydrogen peroxide not only eliminates too many bacteria at once, it is toxic for the vital cells on the inside of your teeth.
Limit the Phytic Acid in Your Diet
When we think of foods that are bad for our teeth, we think of candy corn, chocolate bars and navel oranges. But a stealthy killer, Phytic acid, is lurking in otherwise innocuous health foods such as grains, nuts and legumes.
Phytic acid reduces the body’s capacity to store phosphorus, a key mineral in oral health, in addition to making other important nutrients less bio-available. If you’re on a high-protein …