Natural Path to Healthy Gums
Even if you have great looking teeth and healthy gums, you are not in the clear. It is always necessary to take care of your gums and your teeth and keep them in the best condition you can. It is also true that you cannot see what lies beneath the gum line. Germs and decay can occur below the gums where they cannot be seen. If the gums start receding and pulling away from the teeth it may be cause for concern.
Here are some tips to keep your teeth and gums in tip top shape.
- Brush Twice Per Day – Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day. Most of us remember to brush our teeth in the mornings, because we want to have fresh breath. We often neglect to brush our teeth at night and that is the worst scenario, due to the amount of plaque and germs that accumulate throughout the entire day. Using a natural toothpaste is safer for you and your family.
- Don’t Forget your Tongue – Many of us forget to brush our tongues. This can be the place where plaque builds up and this can cause mouth odor and other oral health problems.
- Floss – Some of us have difficulties flossing, either due to our age or due to certain dental work that can cause flossing to be difficult. Consider using toothpicks or proxy brushes to get into tight areas or hard to reach places. Flossing between teeth is one of the best ways to get germs and debris out of your teeth and gums. Radius Vegan Mint Floss is a natural floss that will get the job done right.
- Water – We all know that water is great for your health, but it also great for your teeth and gums. Drinking water after meals is a way to reduce the acid from foods and remove the sticky residue.
- Mouthwash – There are more reasons than fresh breath to use a natural mouthwash. It can get to the hard to reach places that your toothbrush and floss cannot make it towards. It can also remineralize your teeth and keep the acid in your mouth into balance.
- Visit your Dentist – Visiting your dentist twice a year is important for catching any cavities that may be early and treatable with a small filling. The longer you wait between visits may require larger fillings or even a crown or root canal.
- Change your Toothbrush – Consider changing your toothbrush frequently, usually at three months unless it starts to fray. They can get worn down and can retain bacteria. One toothbrush that is highly effective is made by Radius and it has an ergonomic design with a wide head and soft bristles. It is long lasting and easy to hold and it is even made from cellulose, so it is sustainable. Don’t forget to replace your kids’ toothbrush as well. Radius makes a Totz Toothbrush (shown on right) for children 3 and older. It has soft bristles and is BPA free.