Since the coronavirus pandemic struck the entire globe, thousands of individuals are now on the hunt for the top measures to use and ways they can protect their health. The continuous government-induced lockdowns have had us feeling trapped for so long that we have certainly forgotten what it’s like to stay healthy and on the go.
Have you been eating too much sugar? If so, we certainly don’t blame you as comfort foods might be the only thing that has kept us sane while staying at home! Therefore, as well as keeping your body healthy, you should focus on your oral hygiene and keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Interested? Keep reading to find out some more about how you can keep your teeth healthy in 2021 and beyond.
Invest in an electric toothbrush
Sometimes, the process of brushing our teeth might feel like too much. Especially if it’s one of the only times we leave our rooms when staying stuck at home due to COVID-19. Why should we do all the work? Experts have listened to us and optimized electric toothbrushes to work very well for our teeth to keep them strong and healthy. Electric toothbrushes essentially use a battery or power source to help vibrate the toothbrush bristles to clean your teeth. And by clean your teeth, we mean entirely scrub them clean.
There are so many benefits of electric toothbrushes that you should consider if you’re thinking about purchasing one! Firstly, electric toothbrushes are excellent and very powerful at removing plaque from the teeth and gums. Plaque and bacteria can build up around our teeth and gums and sometimes a manual toothbrush just isn’t good enough as a counteractive measure. Secondly, electric toothbrushes can help promote less waste. This is because you aren’t consistently binning manual – and mostly plastic – toothbrushes every three months. Electric toothbrushes are therefore much better for the environment. A final benefit is that they are an incredible option for those who cannot use a manual toothbrush due to mobility problems. Electric toothbrushes essentially do all of the work for you and less effort needs to go into brushing teeth this way.
Consider orthodontic treatment
As well as keeping your teeth clean and healthy by brushing them, we recommend that you regularly get your teeth checked by a dental professional. This can be a six-month or annual check-up which allows the professional to check for any issues with the teeth and gums. This can help catch issues before it’s too late! As well as visiting your dentist for these regular check-ups, you might also be referred to an orthodontist for further treatment. You can receive metal braces, clear braces, or entirely invisible braces which can be entirely affordable.
Getting braces can be a very daunting thought as the experience isn’t what we are used to. However, if you’ve been thinking about going for braces, now might be the perfect time to do so. The coronavirus pandemic has shown us that it’s never too late to do anything, and if we want to help ourselves feel better, then there are no limits! When we get braces, these can actually help us keep our teeth healthy as we are taking better care of them. With braces, we need to floss more, brush more, and be careful of what we eat and drink. So, it’s a win-win. Plus, if you don’t like the idea of people knowing you have braces, invisible braces and clear braces are great options to consider. Here is some more information about invisible braces.
Oral hygiene experts recommend that as well as brushing your teeth, you should consistently floss every day. Flossing helps remove any extra plaque and build-up that your toothbrush has missed. It is extremely important to remove plaque because it reduces the risk of so many different diseases and more specifically, tooth decay. When it comes to oral hygiene, some people forget that gum health is almost just as important as teeth health. This is because without healthy gums, our teeth come decayed and there is a very high chance of our teeth falling out. Therefore, flossing is a fantastic way to keep your teeth healthy; build up flossing and practice it is a hobby to continue beyond this year.
Have you coped through the never-ending lockdowns and the pandemic by indulging in the wrong foods and drinks? If so, that’s completely okay because you’re definitely not the only one. Eating comforting sugary and fatty foods is no problem as long as they are done in moderation. However, too much of them can result in tooth decay. Be mindful about what you consume but don’t restrict yourself!
What tips will you follow to keep your teeth healthy in 2021 and beyond?