5 Ways to Improve Your Dental Health
Our teeth play an incredibly important role in our lives. They help us chew and digest food, they help us to speak clearly and they also give our face it’s shape! Poor oral hygiene can cause gum disease which has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment and should always be at the top of your priority list!
Here are some amazing facts about your mouth and teeth:
- Your mouth can produce up to 730 liters of saliva per year
- One third of your teeth are underneath your gums
- The average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth during their lifetime
- Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the entire body; even harder than bone
- Teeth are the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself. They are coated in enamel, which is not a living tissue
Being on top of your dental health can be as easy as following these 4 simple steps:
1. Make an informed decision when purchasing your toothbrush
A toothbrush is one of the most important oral hygiene tools because picking the wrong one can sometimes do more harm than good e.g. overly hard bristles can do damage to your gums and cause lesions that become open to infection. Another important thing to note when purchasing a new toothbrush is that you should do it often (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC - recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3- 4 months). Germs can hide and build up in toothbrush bristles. This makes it important to replace your toothbrush, especially after you've been sick, or you run the risk of possible reinfection. Bacteria and fungus can develop in the bristles if you do not regularly disinfect it. That is why San-O-Dent Hypochlorous Acid is the ideal solution for disinfecting your toothbrush on a regular basis. A few sprays of this medical and food-grade disinfectant directly onto the bristles ensures that your toothbrush is sterile every time you use it.
2. Use a natural, antibacterial mouthwash
Why opt for a natural mouthwash? Natural mouthwash is gentle on even the most sensitive mouths. They also don’t include mystery ingredients or harsh additives. This is why San-O-Dent is the ideal mouthwash. San-O-Dent is a medical-grade, scientifically formulated Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) solution that is produced to international standards. HOCl is a completely safe, non-toxic, non-dehydrating and effective anti-pathogenic compound that is naturally produced in our white blood cells (which prompts the body's anti-inflammatory and cell-repairing mechanisms, assisting the body with the healing procedure). San-O-Dent is completely safe to be ingested and the best part is that there’s no awful after-taste. Just natural healing.
3. Be aware of how your breath smells
Halitosis - a persistent, unpleasant odour in exhaled breath commonly called bad breath - could be a sign of gum disease. Identification of gum disease early is important. You should regularly watch for symptoms, including bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, and toothaches. To help prevent symptoms and lessen the presence of bad breath, spray San-O-Dent onto the tongue or into the back of the throat to clean the mouth and assist in destroying the bacteria responsible for bad breath and possible gum disease.
4. Your tongue also needs cleaning
We all know that the human tongue harbors a lot of bacteria. While most of those bacteria are the good kind that help create a healthy environment in your mouth, other kinds can cause bad breath, tooth decay and gum infections. Not used to brushing your tongue? Position your toothbrush at the back of the tongue. Brush lightly forward and backward along your tongue. Spit out saliva that appears during the brushing and rinse out your toothbrush with a San-O-Dent add warm water solution to kill all the bacteria removed from the tongue. Do this every time you brush your teeth.
5. HOCl is a dentist’s preferred disinfectant/antiseptic
Hypochlorous acid was recommended by the South African Dentistry Association (SADA) as the preferred solution to use, above all other disinfectants (such as alcohol, ammonium, iodine, or other based disinfectants). This is not only due to it being highly effective at disinfecting, but also since it is completely safe, hypoallergenic and non-toxic. It should be your dentists number 1 recommended solution
SanOT has a wide range of San-O-Dent Hypochlorous Solutions that are ideal for your dental health needs, including value packs for you and your family to enjoy. Look after your mouth as a holistic part of your health and longevity!