Your dental health can have a big impact on your overall health. An unhealthy mouth can be a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, and diabetes; this is just a fraction of the problems bad dental health can cause.
If you take care of your teeth, you’re taking care of yourself. One of the recommendation is to brush for two minutes twice a day: once in the morning and once before bedtime. It is also a good idea to brush after every meal if possible. A softer bristle is gentler on the teeth than medium or hard bristles, while still getting them clean. Toothbrushes should be changed out every 2-3 months and after getting over sickness. Also, electric toothbrushes cost a little more, but they can achieve better results than a manual toothbrush.
Most people use mouthwash after brushing. But did you know that using mouthwash after brushing ends up washing away the beneficial properties of the toothpaste. Keep in mind that frequent mouth rinses can dry the gums and make them more susceptible to bleeding. If you need to rinse, the best thing to use is warm salt water.
These are just some of the interesting facts included in the following infographic. Take a look to learn more about other dental tips for a healthier smile and teeth.