If you don’t feel comf opening wide for these dental tools during a pandemic, one word for you: fair. Plus, some offices are prioritizing urgent care, so if you need to delay your cleaning a bit—and don’t have any pain, bleeding, or swelling—no shame. Use these tips to level up your at-home routine.
CHECK YOUR FIZZ
We all love a sparkling water, but your teeth could use a break. The flavoring—even if sugar-free!—can lower your mouth’s pH, weakening enamel and creating an environment more conducive to cavities. Sip these bubbles within a limited time frame, like with a meal, not all darn day.
FLOSS LIKE A PRO
Invest in a fancy flosser, like the Waterpik, which sprays streams of water to wipe out leftover food between your teeth. “You’d be surprised how much food debris is left even after flossing,”. For best results, turn it up to the highest level you can tolerate.
THINK BEYOND TOOTHPASTE
Use oral-care products with Xylitol, a natural sweetener that prevents cavities by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria that cause them. You can pop a couple of Spry mints at a time, three times a day.
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