Gargling in the taxi cab. Haha! Beauty bloggers from the metro were invited in an intimate afternoon tea with Colgate. Let me tell you, what I learned during this afternoon is a must-share for everybody. Thoughts going to my head was “Does anyone actually know this? Have I been brushing my teeth wrong all this time?” I was not alone. Other bloggers had the same question too! Read more for more of the facts that you should know on how to take care of your teeth!
#1 DO NOT RINSE OFF YOUR TOOTHPASTE AFTER BRUSHING
I repeat. Do not rinse off your toothpaste! Colgate’s resident dentist and expert showed us the ff. steps in brushing your teeth.
- Rinse mouth with water
- Use a pea size amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush
- Use 1 sweep at a time. For upper teeth use downwards motion. For lower teeth upwards motion. This is not to damage our sensitive gums
- Let saliva flow in, and spit.
You see any gargling with water there? Nada. Reason for this is that toothpaste’s active ingredient; flouride, gets washed away if we gargle with water. Our teeth will not be protected. Feeling more hygienic? Use a mouthwash if you want to feel cleaner. Colgate’s alcohol-free mouthwash, Plax is just right for you.
#2 BRUSH 1 SWEEP PER TOOTH IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
The perfect angle would be a 45 degree where you can sweep off all the dirt and particles off your teeth. Now why one sweep and why in the opposite direction? Downwards for your upper teeth, upwards for your lower. Because we’re avoiding gum damage. Our gums are irreplaceable so once they move up up up and gone, they’re gone for good. Bleeding gums are signs of infection so better check with your dentist. For sensitive teeth, Colgate has this toothpaste that works miracles. It helps tooth sensitivity for a maximum 3 days! Just rub it on the affected tooth.
#3 MOUTHWASH WERE MADE FOR A REASON
Some say they’re optional. They’re a necessity. We should use mouthwash as the final step to seal in flouride and make sure our mouth are protected from bacteria as looooong as possible. Colgate’s latest variant from Plax, jasmine tea flavor; tastes really refreshing! Specially coming from a tea lover myself.
#4 USE A QUALITY TOOTHBRUSH
You can definitely tell the difference between your personal toothbrush and the toothbrush that some hotels give out. Feel it behind your hand. Notice the difference in softness? Now depending on how healthy our teeth and gums are, that is how we decide on our toothbrush. Quality counts. Cheap toothbrushes will do more harm to our teeth than good. I know most of you already know to replace toothbrush every 3 months but, do we really adhere to this? Aminin! I personally love their charcoal toothbrush
#5 9/10 CHILDREN HAVE DECAYING TEETH
It doesn’t matter if children are from Class A or Class E. Since good dental habits aren’t taught in most schools especially the underprivileged. I’m actually guilty that my son’s 2 frontal teeth are almost gone. It’s because even after brushing, I let him drink his milk. Don’t you think that the best way to help lower this count down is begin in our own homes? Have good dental habits starting from yourselves to our children.
but wait, there’s more! I requested for the full list of tips and facts since my brain can only store as much inforomation. The full fact sheet on good oral care. Download it here today.
Being a beauty blogger, being beautiful is not only having great skin, good makeup, nice hair, fashionable clothes. It’s about having a confident smile. I must admit I’m still getting there. I made a lot of mistakes on my teeth when I was young and I regret it! So my teeth have a lot of work to do! They’re still complete but they’re not perfect pearly whites that I’ll be proud to show a smile.
So to those of you who still have their pearly whites intact. Take good care of your teeth! They can never be the same again! *yes even with dentures*