Many people spend a considerable amount of time on their hair care and skin care routine but do you ~ACTUALLY~ spend time on your teeth? I’m starting to think I should be spending more time on them, because of what dentists are saying.
A periodontist from London named Reena Wadia says, “The science of skincare has programmed us to strive for instantly visible results that are both flawless and long-lasting…While some of the benefits of dental, and especially preventative care, may not be outright visible, they are incredibly impactful for the long term.”
According to Wadia, here is how your teeth routine should go:
- First, START by rinsing your mouth with mouth wash. If you do it after you brush, you could be taking away all the protectants that toothpaste leaves on your teeth. Bet your mind is blown already.
- After that, floss. When you do this before brushing, it clears the space in between teeth. This allows your toothbrush to clean that area as well, not just the fronts and backs of teeth.
- Then, move on to brushing your teeth for AT LEAST 2 mins and tilt your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle so you also brush your gums. You’re also supposed to use a circular motion when brushing.
- Finish by brushing your tongue. This is less for health reasons than it is to prevent bad breath.
Have you been taking care of your teeth correctly? Will you start using this regimen instead?