What makes healthy teeth so important? Healthy teeth can give you more confidence when talking to people. When you have your picture taken, it is really good when you show your beautiful teeth right? It really goes to show that when a person has perfectly healthy teeth, and when you look at that person, you can see how happy he or she looks. So, having healthy teeth is important.
So if you want to look happy and confident, all you have to do is take good care of your teeth. Taking care of your teeth is not really complicated. You just have to get rid of plaque. Plaque is bacteria that can be found on your teeth. These bacteria’s are going gaga over sugar. If you don’t brush well after eating, these bacteria’s can cause cavities (holes in your teeth). In the long run, you can also have gingivitis; it can make your gum red, sore and swollen. It is really painful. To give you an idea, gums are the soft pink tissue inside your mouth.
A friendly reminder: Eating food will be so difficult if you have swollen gums and cavities. So it is a must to really take good care of your teeth.
Long before toothpaste was discovered, people suffered from toothache and to get rid of this, they will just remove their tooth right away. Good thing, they realize that cleaning teeth is important; however they did not have toothpaste at that time. So some people really have a rotten tooth, and that causes bad breath.
These are the things that people used to get their teeth cleaned a long time ago:
- tobacco and honey mixed together
- lemon juice
- ground-up chalk or charcoal
Finally, someone had invented a minty cream to clean teeth. It was just about 100 years ago this minty cream came out. However, it wasn’t long enough that toothpaste tube has been created. Tooth brushing has been popular at the time of World War 2. Every soldier learned how to brush their teeth twice daily, the toothbrush was given to them by the U.S Army. A little trivia, long ago, all toothpaste tubes were made out of metal. Today, it is in a plastic tube or soft aluminum, and is so much easier to use.
Whenever you brush, you really don’t need to put a lot of toothpaste. You can just put a little amount on your brush. So don’t ever forget to brush your teeth daily and achieve healthy white teeth.