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Tips On Improving Oral Health.

Updated on March 5, 2013

What is oral health........?

Tips on improving oral health is all about choosing to look after your teeth. After all you only get one chance to make a good impression and it starts with your smile. Oral health is vitally important for your well being. It has now been linked with heart disease, so having healthy teeth will go a long way to preventing heart attacks. For me that speaks for itself.

If there is any chance that by having a regular cleaning schedule for my teeth will keep my heart healthier then it is a no brainer.

I clean my teeth twice a day everyday and I use an electric toothbrush. I would recommend that everyone should own one. They are, in my estimation, essential in your quest for healthy teeth and gums. My Dentist suggested it quite a few years ago and my dental hygiene started to improve as a result. I also believe that choosing the right toothpaste is also very important but it is trial and error until you find the best one for you.

Only recently I found the best toothpaste I have ever used and it was purely because it was on offer at the local supermarket, otherwise I would probably never have chosen it.

Now I have found the best one for me, I intend to stick with it as my teeth are the cleanest and most naturally white they have ever been.

To see my recommendations of electric toothbrushes and toothpaste then read on.

Oral Hygiene is very important
Oral Hygiene is very important | Source

Where does oral health start?

Oral health starts and finishes with cleaning your teeth at least twice a day. The preferrable thing to do is to clean your teeth after every meal, although that is not always possible. So if you only clean your teeth once a day or less you need to change your oral hygiene regime starting today.

Take your time to clean your teeth carefully each day for around 2 minutes at a time. Either with or without an electric toothbrush it is still just as important to clean your teeth with an everyday common or garden manual toothbrush.

What else can I do to improve dental hygiene?

For a start you can use dental floss to clean out the gaps between your teeth and eradicate any bacteria hiding in there. As well as flossing you can also use a mouthwash after you have cleaned your teeth. By using mouthwash you will kill off any last remaining bacteria in your mouth and plaque deposits which may have been left after brushing. They also say that chewing gum can also aid plaque acid removal after eating food.

Not as simple as you may have first thought there are more things you can do other than simply brushing your teeth to get them clean.

Visit a Dentist every 6 months at least to help keep your teeth in top shape.

Does your tongue look like this...........

in the morning? Then you need to make a new start and improve your oral hygiene.

As important as cleaning your teeth is, keeping them clean will help keep your gums in good order also. Some people may at times suffer from bleeding gums. When you visit your Dentist he will always check your gums and under your tongue for any irregularities. From time to time he may also take x-rays of your teeth should he suspect that there maybe problems below your teeth which cannot be detected by normal inspection. Route canal problems are detected in this way and can identify any infection which could be present in route canals.

Find out more.

For more information on dental hygiene take a look at the links below for a whole host of great tips and ideas to keep your smile looking just great.

Feel free to comment about your dental experiences below and let me know what you think about my toothpaste recommendation should you give it a go.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    shiningirisheyes, thanks for the great comment. Sadly it is true that many people overlook the health of their teeth and don't realise that they could be harming themselves.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

    Posh - I recently read a hub with tips for taking care of your body. It occurred to me how my attention I provide my teeth. Many do not realize the benefits to practicing good oral health as not doing so can lead to dangerous affects on your body as well.

    Great write my friend.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    tobusiness, thanks for the vote and comment, I really appreciate it.

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    Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

    A very useful hub, good information. Voting up.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Hi and thanks for commenting always exploring. I agree once they are gone....they are gone!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

    This is such an important hub. When you lose your teeth, they are gone forever. Your hub is very educational and well written. Thank you for sharing...