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10 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

A good oral health routine has so many benefits. A happy healthy smile can improve your self-confidence, making you feel happier, as well as improving the health of your mouth and your body too.

Here are our 10 tips for a healthy mouth:

1. Keep a diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Include lots of fresh fruit and vegetables as this can help prevent gum disease

2. Wait an hour after eating before brushing your teeth. Your enamel weakens a little when you eat and drink, so if you brush straight away, you'll cause tiny particles of enamel to be brushed away

3. Brush your teeth last thing at night and first thing in the morning

4. Use a mouthwash containing chlorhexidine digluconate to help keep gums healthy

5. Giving up smoking will help reduce your risk of developing a whole list of oral health problems, including mouth cancer, gum disease, yellow teeth, and tooth decay

6. Visit your dentist for regular advice and cleaning tips

7. If your gums are tender when brushing with cold water, try warm water instead. Make sure your brush for a full two minutes.

8. Avoid sugary drinks. If you are going to go for something with a bit of fizz, or perhaps a juice, using a straw can help prevent damage to the teeth.

9. If you have any issues with sore or bleeding gums, we recommend these 2 products:

For Treatment: Corsodyl® Treatment Mouthwash Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. The antibacterial action of the formulation means it can attack and kill the plaque bacteria that cause gum disease. The chlorhexidine forms a coating on your teeth, like a protective barrier, which lasts for up to 12 hours to help prevent plaque developing and causing further damage.

Corsodyl® Toothpaste It is proven to help stop bleeding gums and reduce plaque. It has a unique taste provided by the mineral salts and herbal extracts, so use for at least two weeks to adapt to its unique flavour.

10. To help keep gums and teeth healthy, we recommend this product:

Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash It is alcohol free and has a dual action formula. It contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent decay and 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate to help keep gums healthy. Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash also helps reduce bad breath-causing bacteria and has a pleasant minty taste.

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. Always read the label/leaflet.


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Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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