Jordan Oral Care’s Simple teeth tips to a stellar smile
We all know why smiling can be so important; a proven mood shifter and overall confidence booster — even fake smiling can have a positive impact on our mood — but the power in such a gesture is more apparent than ever before. Jordan Oral Care are here to give you their simple tips on keeping that smile looking good and more important staying hygienic!
Part of the Orkla group, Jordan was created in 1927 in Norway and is the leading oral care brand in Scandinavia. Jordan’s range of high-quality award-winning products are designed to help people keep their teeth healthy for life. From the first tooth, they have tailor made products; made with purpose, to fit different needs and preferences.
Beware of bad breath
Bad breath (halitosis) is caused by the bacteria building up in your mouth, so sticking to regular brushing habits are especially important to fight it. Don’t forget to brush your tongue too, as bacteria is also likely to build up here. You can also help keep bad breath at bay by using daily mouthwashes and cleaning in between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss.
One of the keys to fresh breath is making sure your mouth is making enough salvia. Saliva stops the mouth from drying out – which is one of the main causes of bad breath. Chewing sugar free gum in between meals helps your mouth produce more salvia, keeping your breath smelling fresh.
Persistent bad breath could be a sign of a more serious condition like gum disease, so if you are following a good oral health care routine and the odour does not improve then book a check-up with your dental team to be safe.
Share a kiss – not a toothbrush
The bacteria and viruses that causes colds, sore throats and even COVID-19, can spread from person to person through saliva, yet one in four of us are openly willing to share toothbrushes with other people. Bacteria can live on a toothbrush for anywhere between a few hours to several days which makes avoiding sharing your toothbrush, even with loved ones, really important.
Remember to brush your teeth twice a day, including last thing at night. Also aim to replace your toothbrush every three months, or as soon as the bristles become frayed. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush like the Jordan Oral Care Individual ReachAdult Toothbrush (RRP €4- 2pk) or the Jordan Clean Smile Soft Toothbrush Value Pack (€2.99) to keep teeth looking and feeling their best.
Use products containing fluoride
Whether it is mouthwash or toothpaste, using products which contain fluoride will help prevent tooth decay and improve your overall oral health.
In most cases the standard toothpaste from a supermarket will contain an adequate amount of fluoride, (between 1350-1500 parts per million for anyone over three years old) but if you are at an increased risk of tooth decay your dentist might recommend a high fluoride toothpaste.
With the environment in mind, GREEN CLEAN CAVITY PROTECTION TOOTHPASTE (€3.99/£3.00)contains natural ingredients that are readily biodegradable in nature and the toothpaste therefore contains ingredients from 98% natural origin, while being sustainable the Green Clean toothpaste doesn’t compromise on ingredients and contains fluoride and xylitol to give you the best protection against cavities and is sweetened by using natural stevia and also has added green tea extract known for its antioxidant properties.
The dentist and hygienist are your friends
Sticking to your regular check-ups with a dentist can help make sure your oral health is at its best all year round. You should visit your dentist and hygienist for a check-up, as often as they recommend.
By doing so, they can also spot and treat any problems early, before they have a chance to develop into anything more serious.
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