Flossing is one of those things we all know we should do, but all too often, we just don’t get around to it – it seems an unnecessary barrier between you and your bed at night time! But just how important is it to floss? It is actually very good for your overall oral health if you floss between your teeth, preferably twice a day. It will help you to keep your mouth feeling fresh, if nothing else, because it gives you a very deep clean. The action of flossing removes any buildup of plaque from between your teeth and around your gums, preventing it becoming a problem. These are areas that you cannot reach with your toothbrush, so it’s the only way to make sure they stay clean. Using an interdental brush will be of the most benefit, as this will give you maximum cleaning – use the biggest size you can.
Supplements can help you stay in good health, even if you are generally a very healthy person already. They will ensure you have the right balance of everything you body needs, and if you have too much of something, your body will simply flush it out, so there is no harm in taking vitamins and supplements. If you are deficient in anything, you will notice your health improving when you start to take supplements. This can be a good idea if you are trying to lose weight, or if you notice that you have brittle nails or hair that is lacking in shine. It can be a good idea to take supplements if you are trying to become pregnant, for both the man and the woman. This just ensures that you are in good general health and that your body is in the optimum condition to conceive and to cope with pregnancy.
Dental appointments are important even if you don’t think anything is wrong with your teeth. You should always have regular checkups with a professional, so they can make sure everything is as it should be and nothing is going on that you don’t know about. It might be that you’ve had no sensitivity, but you do need a filling, or your wisdom teeth are starting to move and will begin to cause you problems. Generally, you should go to the dentist for a checkup every 6 months to one year. The dentist will examine your teeth and mouth and take x-rays to check that your oral health is good. If you feel like something is wrong and something changes with your teeth, then it is advisable to go to the dentist sooner to have this checked. Don’t put off going to the dentist, as this could lead to bigger problems in the future.
Blondes have more fun – at least that’s what we are told! If you are thinking about going blonde, or a lighter shade of blonde, you may have some concerns. After all, when a bleaching product is used on your hair, can it really be all that good for it? However, if you want to be blonde, it is really the only way. First, establish what shade of blonde you would like. Talk to a professional stylist about recommendations, as they can use a colour chart to help you select the right colour. They can also advise on how easy it will be to achieve the colour you want. Choosing a colour that can be easily achieved makes it easier and will be less damaging. Once you have your colour, make sure you care for it using the right shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Blonde takes a lot of work to maintain, but when you put in the effort, it looks beautiful.
A dental hygienist is someone who will be able to look after your general oral health, not just your teeth. They specialise in providing patients with help and advice, as well as a thorough clean. For example, your hygienist may be able to advise you on a different type of toothbrush to use, or a new way of flossing. It is important to visit a hygienist as well as a dentist. Hygienist services are not always available on the NHS so you might have to pay privately. They will give your teeth a thorough clean, going up into the gums to make sure your mouth is well looked after. This also allows them to look for any issues, like bleeding gums or sore spots in your mouth. You should visit a hygienist once every 6 months, to once every year. Floss between appointments on a daily basis to keep your teeth healthy.