Did you know that January is National Soup Month? That makes sense because we’re right in the heart of winter and it’s chilly outside! There are many tricks like brushing and flossing to keep the dentist away, but did you know eating your veggies is another?
Mouth Healthy Soups During National Soup Month
- First, black beans & salsa. Not only is it easy to prepare, but there’s plenty of protein, vitamin C and iron.
- Second, broccoli cheese soup. Vitamins K and C, as well, as the cheese, is an added boost of calcium.
- Thirdly, red lentil soup. Red lentils are full of magnesium. The combination of almonds, carrots and curry are the perfect way to warm you up.
- Fourth, celery root soup. Creamy, smooth and rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Fifth, pumpkin soup. With no added sugar, you’ll rely on the pumpkin for sweetness.
Keep Your Teeth & Gums Beautiful
Here are some tips that could help you:
Replace your toothbrush: Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or earlier if the bristles fray or flatten.
Take care of your tongue: As well as teeth, the tongue needs to be cleaned too. Whenever you brush your teeth, take some time to scrape your tongue to prevent bacteria that causes bad breath. You can either use your brush or a tongue scraper. If you are looking for a tongue cleaner, Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy Tri-Angle™tongue cleaner is carefully angled to follow the natural curves of the human tongue. The flexibility allows the cleaning edge to reach the back and the concave center of the tongue without gagging caused by other designs.
Floss before brushing: Flossing first makes brushing more effective by removing the particles of food that’s trapped between your teeth. Don’t forget to also rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash for better protection against bacteria.
Minimize the intake of food that can stain your teeth: Certain foods or drinks such as coffee, wine and blueberries are likely to stain your teeth. Every time you eat/drink something that may cause teeth discoloration, rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or even water. Munch on veggies and fruits that are good for your teeth such as apple, carrots and celery.