5 TIPS TO REDUCE SUGAR FROM THE DIET

Healthy teeth is not an option, it is a way of life. Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is not only beneficial for your teeth but also your health in general. Sugar helps bacteria stick to the tooth surface producing plaque. The more sugar you consume, the more acids are produced and over time this leads to tooth decay.
Read on to know the 5 most important expert tips to slash sugar from your diet:

TIP#1: OPT FOR SUGAR FREE BREAKFAST

There may be high levels of sugar in some breakfast cereals. Switching to lower level of sugar or no added sugar cereals will have a massive impact on your dental and overall health. Go for unsweetened versions of common foods like non-dairy milk which includes almond and soya, nut butter, oatmeal and fruits.

TIP#2: RECOGNIZE SUGAR CONTENT

There are many hidden sugars in certain food items. Everything which you don’t think is sweet like ketchup, salad dressings, condiments etc. have sugar in it. Make sure you read the food label of the product in which they have properly listed the contents and quantity of sugar. You will need to look for more than just the word ‘Sugar’ as it hides under various tricky names like sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, molasses and corn syrup.

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TIP#3: BE SMART & SNACK WISELY

You have already eaten your breakfast and it is still time for the lunch but you can’t stop craving for something to eat. Do not rush out for unhealthy options like cakes, candies, cookies and other sugary foods which cause tooth decay. Choose to snack smartly with fresh fruits, raw vegetables like carrots, cucumber or handful of nuts which will provide that energy boost you need. Remember to choose sugary food less often and avoid them between meals.

TIP#4: SAY YES TO HEALTHY DRINKS

Sweetened drinks with high sugar content create a perfect storm that put you at a risk of tooth decay, weight gain and other health issues. Avoiding aerated or sugar drinks is a good idea but that is not the only sugar packed drink out there. Make sure you try to moderate the amount of sugary drinks you consume and prefer healthy drinks and smoothies like Kiwi and Banana smoothie, Strawberry smoothie, Celery smoothie etc

TIP#5: HIT THE SACK EARLY

Brushing & Flossing your teeth post dinner serves as a reminder that you are not supposed to eat. The cool fresh feeling in your mouth refrains you from actually grabbing mid night snacks or scouting the refrigerator for desserts and ice cream. Being a night owl results in mid night cravings due to which, brushing and flossing at night becomes clearly pointless. So make sure you fix a time when you are suppose to sleep and stick to it.

So Don’t Forget…

Cutting down on sugar feels like an impossible task but eventually your taste buds will adjust accordingly. If you normally put two packets of sugar in your coffee, for instance, try one for a week, then half, and finally add only milk. For your yogurt, mix half a serving of sweetened yogurt with half a serving of plain, and eventually move on to adding natural sweetness with fresh fruit

And if you still can’t seem to follow our tips, make sure that you Brush & Floss twice a day and follow our 2 minute Oral Care Routine daily using advanced dental Products like Oral Care’s Smart Water Flosser & Oral Care’s Musical Electronic Toothbrush

How important is the 2 minute routine for your Oral Hygiene and Daily Dental Care Routine?

Now it’s easy to make people fall in love with your smile every day with Oral Care’s  recommended 2 min 2x dental care routine. Over the past decade, every dentist recommends the 2 minutes time twice a day for brushing and flossing for less cavities and to avoid painful dental problems.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY

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Surprisingly, tooth decay is the second most common problem in the world after cold. You can run the risk of developing diseases of both gums and enamel with the consumption of sugary candies, chocolates or sweets as the leftover bacteria from these substances stick to the teeth and can lead to gingivitis which causes tooth decay.
Flossing is as equally important as brushing to avoid tooth decay; because flossing regularly for 2 minutes twice a day can reduce bacteria left on the teeth and reach those hard to reach areas where a brush can’t reach.

But now, you don’t need to give up on your love for candies or chocolates when you have Oral Care’s smart technology products like its Smart Water Flosser and Tabletop Water Flosser. 2 minutes regular routine with the two types of Water Flossers helps to eliminate the unwanted food particles in your mouth with a refreshing morning breath.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE FOR KIDS FLOSSING AND BRUSHING

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BRUSHING

Help your kids brush their teeth 2 minutes each time, twice a day for healthier teeth and sparkling white smile. Once your child’s teeth start growing, encourage them to use a pea sized dab of fluoride toothpaste (for kids ageing from 3-6 years) and children toothbrush only. Help them to place the toothbrush at an angle against their gums by holding the brush and moving it at an appropriate direction.

Now your child can have a kickass start to the day with Oral Care Kids Musical Toothbrush which not only makes brushing, a fun filled activity for your child with its interesting tunes but also plays the tunes for exact 2 minutes, which is an appropriate time recommended by dentists for brushing. The 2 minutes routine along with the fun filled activities makes your child’s tooth healthy and strong keeping them away from tooth problems like sensitivity and tooth decay.

FLOSSING 

Kid’s teeth can be flossed as soon as two of their teeth touch each other. Teach your kids how to floss properly with Oral Care’s Table Top Water Flosser suitable for up to 4 members of a family.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP TOOTH STAINS AWAY

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The stains caused on the teeth are easy to acquire but very difficult to remove on your own. Stains on our teeth are caused when small food particles get stuck in between the teeth and continue to remain there when we do not bother to clean it. These tooth stains are caused by a wide range of factors from consuming dark coloured beverages to smoking and certain medications. The truth is what we consume throughout the day like tea, coffee or aerated drinks are often the largest contributor to our tooth stains.

But now you don’t have to give up the above drinks with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser which ensures you to provide the best Oral Health to your tooth with the ultimate spa therapy experience to your teeth.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP SENSITIVITY AT BAY

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If you gave up on hot or cold drinks because they hurt your teeth, it may be the time to take an appointment from your dentist about the possibility that you have sensitive teeth. Sometimes, other things can also aggravate sensitivity on your teeth like sweet and sour foods or even cold air.
Tooth sensitivity can be easily treated without giving up on your favourite ice creams and fizzy drinks as Oral Care has great options for you- Oral Care Smart Water Flosser and Table top Water Flosser for your entire family. Both of them are the most easy and effective way to floss. Particularly with proper care and early treatment, regular flossing and brushing with soft bristles, tooth sensitivity can be prevented. Avoid acidic foods and drinks which attacks your tooth enamel and avoid brushing too hard on your teeth

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE TO FLOSS AWAY THE GREEN

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If you are a spinach lover and regularly eat a few bowls in a sitting as an entire meal, unfortunately the spinach will find every single gap in your teeth and stick there. This is arguably the most embarrassing food to get in stuck in your teeth because that bright green is real obvious against your white teeth. But, a regular flossing twice a day with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser is strong enough to clean those stubborn greens even from hard to reach areas of your mouth. So you can sit back and relax with a bowl of your favourite leafy vegetables every day.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP BAD BREATH AWAY

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If you eat foods with strong odours such as garlic or onions, brushing and flossing is important as it covers up the bad odour from your mouth. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. If you don’t brush and floss daily, food particles can remain in your mouth resulting into bad breath from your mouth even when you speak.

But now, with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser, it’s easy to beat that bad breath in your mouth.

Sparing 2 minutes twice a day to keep your mouth and gums healthy will definitely save you from extensive dental work as you age. So make sure you floss and brush twice daily on regular intervals to have a smile that shines like a diamond.

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Busting 6 Common Dental Myths

Isn’t it that faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally try to ride out the bad toothache.

After all how many times have you heard anyone say “Oh doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth?”  The matter of fact is – visiting the dentist can be a traumatizing experience that can make a lasting bad impression on you.

It is this very anxiety and stress associated with dentists and dental problems that have escalated many dental myths. It’s time to bust the most common dental myths that hinder our oral health and open our eyes to reality.

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Myth#1 – Whiter teeth means healthier teeth

For all those who think your teeth should be “pearly white” here is an eye opener – the strongest teeth are natural, healthy ones and they are not pristine white. In fact they are a couple of shades darker, ranging from light grey to light yellow. This is because the enamel itself is bluish-white and can be a bit translucent towards the tips. It is because of this that yellow of dentine shows through, which makes your teeth appear light yellow – “Not White”.

Myth#2 – Teeth whitening / bleaching erodes teeth enamel

People are obsessed with getting pearly whites so bleaching or teeth-whitening is the fastest and safest way to get white teeth. It oxidizes your teeth using carbamide peroxide so that light refracts more favourably off the enamel. The root of this myth lies in the fact that prior to 1990 the materials used to bleach included acidic contents which after prolonged use eroded the enamel. But with advancement in technology and with new discoveries this is no more the issue. Bleaching materials now are basic PH materials.

Myth#3 – More sugar you eat, more damaged your teeth

Sure, sugar is bad for you, but it is not the only reason for tooth decay. The real cause of tooth decay is a combination of sugar, bacteria and acids.  If you are consuming more sugar but also maintaining a good oral health routine like rinsing your mouth after those sugary treats and brushing & flossing your teeth daily which keeps the plaque and tartar at bay, the chances of tooth decay are minimal. Studies have proven that even if you don’t consume sugar but have a bad oral hygiene habits, you are still equally prone to tooth decay and cavities.

Myth#4 – Electric brushes cleans teeth more effectively

False: An Electric toothbrush does as much a good job as any manual toothbrush will, provided you know how to brush properly. The idea of brushing teeth is to remove plaque and to stimulate the gums. Most toothbrushes will keep your teeth clean if you are using the proper techniques of brushing your teeth. The popularity of electric toothbrushes is due to its convenience and admittedly they are more fun to brush your teeth with.

Myth#5 – Don’t brush and floss while suffering from bleeding gums

One thing you have to remember that brushing doesn’t only clean your teeth but also removes plaque from the gums, increases blood circulation and stimulates them. Not brushing and flossing will only aggravate the problem and increase inflammation caused by plaque deposits and bacteria. If you are suffering from sore and bleeding gums, it is advisable to brush gently with a soft bristles toothbrush and instead of string floss use advanced water flossers like Oral Care’s Portable Water Flossers for gentle and effective cleaning.

Myth#6 – The more you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth

The whole point of brushing is to remove plaque and stimulate your gums. And for doing that brushing ‘properly’ two times a day is sufficient. In fact more the number of times you brush or the harder you brush, chances are that you are going to erode the enamel which would eventually lead to tooth loss or a broken tooth.

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8 Quick & Easy Oral Care Tips

Did you know 90% of life threatening diseases have some oral symptoms? It’s true what they say, “healthy mouth, healthy you”. Taking good care of teeth & gums does much more than ensure a brilliant smile – good oral hygiene has direct impact on your overall health. Not only does it immensely improves your self-confidence but also lowers risk of heart diseases, preserves memory and keeps blood sugar stable.

So it’s never too late to start cultivating good oral care habits in you. And better yet, set an example for your kids in taking care of their teeth and gums starting today. Believe it or not, this will help your child’s development in the long run.

Here are eight quick and easy tips to take care of your pearly whites and improve your health:

1. Soak up the sun:

Vitamin D, besides having other health benefits like accelerating the cell growth, improving the immune system, preventing depression & anxiety, it is essential for absorption of calcium, which is what basically our teeth are made of.  The easiest way to get Vitamin D is to just soak in the sun. Sun rays are your prime source of Vitamin D. So the next time you think about ditching the sun by coating yourself with layers of sunscreen, you might want to think again!

2. Say cheese:

Good news for all the cheese lovers! You have another reason to dig into all the cheesy delights. Eating cheese and other dairy products might help protect your teeth from cavities. According to study published in General Dentistry eating cheese may prevent cavities. Cheese and other dairy products increase the ph level of your mouth. The higher the ph level, the lower the chances of developing cavities. That’s not all; various compounds found in cheese strengthen the enamel and further protect them from acids. So say cheese and show off those pearly whites!

3. Vitamin “C” – The invisible tooth brush:

The miracle that is Vitamin “C” is mostly associated with gum health. But did you know, consuming copious amounts of vitamin C rich food or supplements not only does wonders in strengthening gums but also effectively removes plaque? A research cited in Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine looked at the connection between brushing frequency, vitamin C intake and plaque build-up. It revealed that individuals who brushed only once a day but had good levels of vitamin C, had lesser plaque than those brushing twice or more daily but with lower vitamin C levels.

4. Munch on the crunch

Want to ditch the dentist and get an all-natural and healthy dental clean up? Curb the carbs from the greasy junk food and munch on the fresh, raw veggies and fruits. Hard, crunchy foods like carrots, lettuce, celery and apples can clean your teeth naturally besides being loaded with vitamins that help in developing overall health.

5. No candy crush

‘Stay away from sweets & candies to prevent cavities,’ is a general rule when it comes to maintaining good dental health,especially in kids. But it’s hard to stay away from all the sugary treats when you have a sweet tooth, isn’t it? What to do in such a situation? It is important to know which sweets you can eat and which to completely avoid. For example: chocolates, specifically dark chocolates are actually good for teeth so go ahead and enjoy them. But hard candies (particularly the sticky kind), in addition to being loaded with sugar which is the prime reason for tooth decay, can also lead to broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew on the sugar-free gums or sweets.

6. Saliva matters

Talk about saliva and spit and most would go “yuck” even thinking about it. Saliva might not be the most appealing subject to some but it plays a major role in maintaining oral health, by regulating bacterial growth and growth of plaque in your mouth. It is essential to maintain the level of saliva in your mouth produces. Tart and sour foods like lime, lemons, cherries, cranberries, kiwi, promotes the production of saliva and increases the ph level of your mouth.

7. Bathroom rules – Brush, floss & Rinse

Brush, floss & rinse! For good oral health all you need to do is follow these simple rules daily:

  • Brush twice a day – every day
  • Floss at least once.
  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash or at least water after every meal.

An added benefit is that it could even help you lose weight if you brush & floss after dinner, by discouraging bedtime snacking.

8. Don’t keep the dentist away.

See your dentist at least once every six months. Your teeth might not look dirty on the surface but bacteria and plaque lurks in nooks and crannies of your mouth, that even flossing can’t remove effectively. Make a point to visit your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are in pristine condition and avoid negative development of oral health.

Bottom line, simply brushing and flossing teeth is not enough.Follow these simple tips and be sure to maintain a healthy diet low on sugar and processed food to get the best oral care for you and your loved ones and maintain that pearly white, healthy smile.