Perfect visits to the dentist: My secret weapon is an interdental brush
For those of you who are freaks about your teeth like I am, read on.
See, I normally have pretty good teeth when I go to see a dentist. I never really stay in the chair long, and unless there’s a time where I KNOW I was not brushing and flossing regularly, I tend to not come out with a lot of problems.
(Never had a cavity in my life either.)
Even with my regular brushing and flossing, I tend to spit out a bit of blood in the sink when I rinse at the dentist, and I always had a TINY bit of gingivitis.
Nothing at all.
Not a single hint of pink in the sink.
How? Because ever since I started using these interdental brushes in November 2012, they have significantly improved my gum health (I sound like a spokesperson but I swear, I am not being compensated for this).
Even though I am diligent most of the time, those interdental brushes get out the remaining gunk that is hidden between my teeth, even after flossing. Flossing did not get rid of all the food in between my teeth, which I suspect is the reason behind why I still had small cases of gingivitis at times.
I am totally, 100% amazed.
My visit only took 20 minutes instead of the usual 45!! It saved me about $80.
So here is the rule:
As often as you can, brush, floss & use interdental picks IMMEDIATELY after eating.
If you brush regularly, floss, and use those interdental picks for your gums, you will notice the spaces between your teeth will stay clean and open, and your gums a nice healthy pink.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I don’t use toothpaste either. I stopped about 5 years ago, and my teeth have been better off without toothpaste. If I feel like I really need to scrub them clean, I use a bit of baking soda, but … truth be told, I don’t even bother with that.
Much like laundry detergent (unless you’re washing greasy towels or dirty diapers), it is pretty much unnecessary in my opinion.
It isn’t just about your teeth either.
If you have a clean set of chompers, you can not only prevent gum disease and losing all your real teeth before the age of 50 (the fake stuff never feels the same), but it also helps your overall health such as helping with weight loss, and reducing diseases.
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, if the door isn’t clean, imagine what it’s dragging in, down into your organs?