Friday, September 19, 2014

The Attack of Bacteria: Know your Enemy

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 8:00 AM 0 comments
Did you know that good oral hygiene begins and ends with bacteria?  
Yes, that is right.  There are up to 72 kinds of bacterias living in our mouth and once the strain is there, we can never take it out.  The best we can do is to keep it at a minimum. So we have to start with a healthy environment for good bacteria to grow.  Maintain this regimen by preventing bad bacteria from accumulating and causing plaque, cavities and bad breathes.

How to do it?
 Start with the food you eat. Avoid sugary and starchy food, consume more vegetables, and drink your eight glasses of water a day. 
After eating, always brush your teeth, use oral care products with anti-bacterial features, and clean your tongue with scrapers or your tooth brush. 
By knowing the enemy of good oral hygiene, you can easily win the fight against it. :)







Thursday, September 18, 2014

Health Check: How Clean are Your Teeth?

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 3:57 PM 0 comments
Our mouth is the busiest part of our body, it is working from morning 'till night..and even when we're asleep.  Just like every part of our body, our teeth can get dirty too.. 

How?  

When you're eating too much sweets(oh I love Chocolates) and drinking carbonated drinks (refreshing Sodas) to keeping bacteria-friendly toothbrushes( with sentimental value?). 

However, cleaning your teeth can be just as easy as one-two-three. 
Floss first to remove bigger debris in between the teeth. 
Second, brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes each time. 
Third, don’t forget your tongue and brush this area clean too.  If possible, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash for perfect finish.
And to beef up your daily regimen even more, here are three teeth-cleaning partners to help maintain your pearly whites.
First is a 12-hour anti-bacterial protection toothpaste to boost your teeth’s defense. 
Second is the right toothbrush that suits your cleaning needs. And of course, don’t forget to visit your dentist every six months for professional cleaning.
Remember, it’s easy to get our teeth dirty, but with a little effort, having clean teeth will become even easier.







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