posted byKore ProductsJune 8, 2021
Building an oral hygiene routine is a great way to implement new habits and goals that can help improve your oral health and overall wellbeing.
Once your routine has been created and you make an effort to remain dedicated to it, each new habit will become second nature.
Especially when it comes to oral health, developing good habits can make all the difference in your smile!
If you are looking to elevate your oral hygiene routine, follow these easy steps:
An easy way to elevate your oral hygiene routine is by swapping your snacks for something healthier that is good for your teeth and body.
We all love a good late-night treat but sneaking ice cream before bedtime can wreak havoc on your teeth.
Pick a yummy snack that is low in sugar, as eating excess sugar leads to cavities and tooth decay.
You can also strengthen your teeth by eating crunchy vegetables. So, the next time you want to devour a tray of cookies before bed, think about swapping them for carrots and some dip or a sugar-free popsicle!
Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day and before bed. This is not only to hydrate your body, helping to reduce bloating and improving your skin, but also to flush your mouth from excess food.
And, of course, don’t forget to brush and floss after your late-night trip to the refrigerator.
The next, and arguably most important, step in an oral hygiene routine is brushing and flossing your teeth.
No oral hygiene routine is complete without a thorough brush and floss to remove the food and plaque that has accumulated in your teeth throughout the day.
Elevate your oral hygiene routine by learning how to brush and floss properly !
Brushing your teeth in the morning is not enough. Actually, brushing your teeth at night is even more important because it ensures that you are removing all of the food and bacteria that have built up while eating and drinking during the day.
Also, be sure to brush your tongue! We sometimes forget about the tongue in our oral care routines, but brushing it will help prevent bad breath by removing excess bacteria.
So, you might be thinking, “What is the best way to brush my teeth?”
Brush your teeth in circular motions and try not to be too abrasive on the gums. The circular motions will essentially buff the teeth, helping to remove plaque.
The second most important part of a good oral hygiene routine is flossing! We get it, flossing can feel like a chore, especially when you are ready to cuddle up in bed. But, decay can occur between your teeth if flossing is neglected.
Flossing between your teeth ensures that the food and plaque that the brush did not reach are removed and also stimulates the gums to prevent gum disease, such as gingivitis.
And to complete the teeth cleaning portion of your oral hygiene routine, finish off with some mouthwash to guarantee that you did not miss teeth and to prevent bad breath!
Another way to elevate your oral hygiene routine is by implementing a whitening routine in your oral care!
While you can visit your dentist for teeth whitening there are many at-home, natural whitening treatments that are easy to make a part of your oral hygiene routine.
One natural teeth whitening option is oil pulling which involves swishing natural oil, usually coconut oil, in your mouth to help remove bacteria. This prevents plaque build-up and discoloration.
Another teeth whitening option that you can implement in your oral hygiene routine is brushing your teeth with baking soda.
Baking soda is mildly abrasive, helping remove built-up plaque. Additionally, it has antibacterial properties helping to prevent the growth of bacteria that may cause tooth discoloration.
Lastly, you can whiten your teeth at home by using a naturally whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, like the Kore Plant Stem Cell Toothpaste and Mouthwash.
The Kore Stem Cell Toothpaste contains baking soda and coconut oil.
As previously mentioned, coconut oil and baking soda both decrease plaque build-up in the mouth, which is the main cause of discoloration, helping to maintain a bright, white smile.
Finally, elevate your oral hygiene routine by finding healthy ways to wind down from the long day by treating yourself to some relaxation rituals.
Unfortunately, many people have become accustomed to unhealthy relaxation habits, such as drinking and smoking, which also negatively affect oral health.
Smoking , for example, leads to yellowing of the teeth and tongue and is also a predictor of gum disease as it prevents tissue from healing properly.
On the other hand, although occasionally drinking a glass of red wine to wind down is not unhealthy, it tends to stain the teeth.
Therefore, if you want to create a healthier nighttime routine, swap smoking or drinking wine by cozying up with a mug of herbal tea or yoga practice.
Kore wants to help you create a healthy oral hygiene routine that establishes good oral care habits that will ensure your teeth are healthy and that you maintain a beautiful smile.
Our Kore Plant Stem Cell Toothpaste and Mouthwash are not only great for cleaning your teeth and removing the bacteria that has accumulated throughout the day, but for also whitening your smile.
Be sure to keep reading our blog to learn more about achieving your dream smile!
To purchase Kore products , browse our website and stock up on your plant stem cell toothpaste and mouthwash, or get yourself a new, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush!