Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can’t escape the flood of pink! But did you know that October is also Oral Hygiene Awareness Month? Rather than be like everyone else and blog about breast cancer awareness, Discount Drug Network has decided to go off the beaten path and hook you up with some tips for oral health. They’ll leave you with a fresh breath and a gorgeous smile!
Get rid of the sugary, carbonated drinks.
This is a no-brainer, right? Everyone knows that carbonated, sugary beverages such as soda have a nasty habit of eating away at your teeth. But did you know that drinking too much soda can cause cancer? Carbonated beverages expand your stomach, preventing it from trapping its own acids. These acids quickly travel up through your esophagus, causing heartburn and bad taste. Even worse, too much heartburn can lead to cancer of the esophagus. Of all the tips for oral health that we’re sharing with you, this one might be the most important!
Use mouthwash at night, not in the morning.
Bad breath happens when saliva dries up and is unable to kill the bacteria that causes odorous breath. Instead of gargling mouthwash in the morning, gargle it at night. Your mouth produces less saliva at night, so a shot of mouthwash before bedtime can help to prevent milk-curdlingly bad breath.
Chew sugar free gum.
While many kinds of gum are not good for you, thanks to all the sugar they contain, sugar free gums can be very good for you. Chewing sugar free gum causes your mouth to produce more saliva, which helps get rid of bad breath, plaque, and all kinds of other nasties.
Keep up to date with dentist appointments.
No matter how hard you try to brush your teeth to perfection, you’re probably going to miss some plaque. That’s why it’s always best to schedule appointments to have your teeth cleaned. Your dentist can help you get your teeth shiny and healthy. Having trouble paying for dentist appointments? Discount Drug Network can help with that. Our prescription discount card can be used at many dentist’s offices around the country. If you want more comprehensive health coverage, but can’t afford it, check out our Ally Health brand. It’s got plenty of great health resources for only a tiny cost when compared to other health coverages.