Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Art of Pampering Your Mouth

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If you don’t notice it, the mouth is arguably one of the busiest parts of your body.

You eat at least three times a day (time spent munching depends on your appetite); talk to your family, friends, clients and people you encounter every day; kiss your partner or spouses (where? It’s up to you); and even in your sleep you snore (you can’t say no since how would you know you’re not making such noise while your sleeping?)

Now, how do you pamper such a busy “worker” aside from brushing your teeth three times a day (others might even miss a session or two). Well, I am not a dentist to share a list on oral care. Let’s just say I have been on the dentist chair that much that I have somewhat learned some stuff on how to have a healthy mouth.

Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are the 1-2-3 of oral health, but they're only the beginning. But there is more to squeezing a toothbrush tube and rubbing a hairy stick on your wisdom tooth. Here are some tips which I combined with some ideas I got from

Visit your dentist at least twice a year. Here’s an #AstigTip: Look for a nice looking dentist or a dentist’s assistant that will make you comeback to the clinic. Of course, if you are married already, don’t tell your spouse that you got the idea from me.

Lessen your intake of softdrinks or soda. The two sure thing you’ll get from every can of soda aside from a burp: phosphoric acid and citric acid which are not so friendly for the surface of your teeth. Astig Tip: Every time you’ll open a bottle or can of soda, place a piece of Mentos gum inside it before you drink it. Whatever will be left inside your container is the right dose  for you.

Avoid sugar if you can. Sugar causes tooth decay big time. It fuels bacteria and acidity in your mouth, causing plaque to form and eat away at your enamel and gums.  Astig Tip: The next time you’ll make a coffee, don’t put sugar. Ask your crush or loved one to whisper sweet nothings to the cup. You’ll never know, after a while he/ she might even ask you, “Coffee, tea or me?”

Quit smoking. Nicotine and tar in cigarettes not only turn your teeth an unsightly shade of yellow, they eat away at your gums.  Even worse, tobacco chemicals can lead to oral cancer. Astig Tip: Keep the money you’ll save in every stick of cigarette you’ll avoid. After two years, you can now buy that hot and smokin’ motorcycle you’ve been eyeing for.

Rinse after brushing. Sometimes, brushing doesn’t get every germs and bacteria from your mouth. Astig Tip: If you hate that sting-like feeling using mouthwash, you can always try Swish Mangosteen Mint. It’s like minty meets fruity in this sparkling blend of mint and Mangosteen! The unique mint taste will give your mouth a refreshingly cool mint flavor.

Our friends from United Laboratories Inc. were kind enough to let us try Swish Mouthwash and definitely it is the Sure Way to Long Lasting Fresh Breath. it is an alcohol free mouthwash that helps kill bad breath causing bacteria and prevents plaque build-up, gum disease and tooth decay.  Powered by SureFresh Technology, Swish doesn't just cover up bad breath because it kills bad bacteria, prevents plaque and gingivitis for long-lasting fresh breath.

You can gargle 20 mL of Swish Mouthwash twice a day for 30 seconds for best result. Suggested Retail Price for it’s different sizes:  35 mL – P35; 60 mL – P46.75; 120 mL – P75; and 250 mL – P137.50. The product is easy to find because it is available in supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores nationwide.

Another product of Unilab is Swish Breath Spray – instant fresh breath in 10 seconds.  With Swish, you are assured of long lasting fresh breath anytime, anywhere!

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