Healthy Habits to Add to Your Oral Care Routine

We all know that oral health is important to maintain. We are told all the time: brush and floss everyday to prevent cavities!

But what lots of people do not know: Brushing and flossing is only a fraction of what you can be doing for your oral health. Our mouths are more complex than just a set of pearly whites and a tongue. It is the main portal to our internal organs. It is the largest opening to our bodies.

With all that being said, wouldn’t it be important to prevent as much unwanted bacteria from entering as possible? Continue reading to find out what you can add to your oral care routine for a healthy mouth and body.

Our mouths are more complex than just a set of pearly whites and a tongue. It is the main portal to our internal organs. It is the largest opening to our bodies.

Tongue Scraping

Tongue Scraping uses a metal U-shaped tool to remove the buildup on your tongue.

When done each morning before ingesting anything, tongue scraping can prevent lots of bacteria that have been accumulating in your mouth from entering into your system.

Tongue scraping can also help your breath, prevent cavities and gingivitis, and improve your internal health.

Use Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Did you know that Fluoride can actually be harmful to your teeth and internal health over time?

Ever wonder what the white spots are on your teeth? It is actually caused by Fluoride! Dental Fluorosis is caused by the ingestion of fluoride, especially in childhood.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking water frequently can help prevent bacteria from accumulating on your teeth, gums and tongue.

Bacteria is what causes gingivitis and other dental disease. It is also the biggest cause of bad breath.

If you typically drink a bunch of water every now and then, try switching to sipping water every couple of minutes.

Wooden spoon with solid coconut oil

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling draws the toxins out of your mouth. When done in the morning after tongue scraping and before ingesting anything, it can prevent those toxins and bacteria from entering your digestive tract.

How to: Simply get one tablespoon of edible oil such as coconut, sesame, or olive oil. Swish the oil around in your mouth for 10-15 minutes and spit into the trash.

OIl Pulling Mix and Tongue Scraper
The Tongue Scraper We Use
Boka Mint Flavored Toothpaste
Boka Coco Ginger Flavored Toothpaste
Risewell Toothpaste
Risewell Kids Toothpaste

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Published by Amorette Walker

Hey there! I am Amorette and I am 22 years old, married to the love of my life, and currently expecting a baby girl! I created this blog because I have realized how much this topic has changed my emotional and physical health. Creating balance and good habits is very important to me. I hope to share what I have learned with you and that it will benefit your own physical, mental, and emotional health.

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