Nothing beats a healthy, shiny smile. Nowadays, more and more people are becoming more aware of the importance of taking care of their bodies and overall well-being. Oral health is one aspect that we can sometimes play down or even forget about.
Thankfully, Signal has made it a point to celebrate World Oral Health Day all over the globe in 31 countries, one of which is Egypt, with awareness sessions and activations in school and universities to make sure the message is spread all over. This partnership between Signal and the FDI, the World Dental Federation, has catapulted this campaign to a whole new level. You can also find some of these activations in some of Egypt’s most prominent malls and sports clubs. We’ve partnered up with them to bring you a quick checklist of the dos and don’ts of taking the best care of your teeth.
Toss Out Your Old Toothbrush
Make sure to buy a new toothbrush every 3-4 months, as they do get worn out and less effective within this time frame.
Don’t Go for the ‘Hard’ Toothbrush Type
We know you’d think that going for a toothbrush with hard bristles would mean that it would make it easier to get a good brush, but you’re better off going for a softer toothbrush. This is to avoid causing any damage to your gum.
Two is Better Than One
Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste to remove any plaque or food remnants. We know that many people tend to forget to brush their teeth at night, but make sure you do before hitting the sack.
When Should We Visit the Dentist?
Basically, you need to see your dentist for a check-up every 6 months. This is for some cleaning and making sure you don’t have a build up of plaque.
Don’t Rush Things
Spend a good 4-5 minutes brushing your teeth and don’t just rush things to get it over with.
Don’t Just Brush Your Teeth
We know that it might sound weird, but if you want to have minty fresh breath, make sure you also brush your tongue.
Don’t Forget to Floss
Often times, the bristles of the toothbrush aren’t able to reach all the food remnants stuck in between the teeth so it’s important to floss to thoroughly clean everything.
There’s a Technique for Proper Brushing
Yes, that in fact, is the truth- not every brushing motion is correct. In order to achieve the best results, make sure to brush your teeth in a circular motion. This will allow the toothbrush bristles to sweep out all the plaque.