Have you ever had a pimple that arrives at the worst time possible? Maybe you started getting acne but can’t figure out what is causing it. Studies are showing that poor oral hygiene may be linked to skin irritation and acne. Here’s a few ways to improve your skin without heading to the dermatologist:
Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
You should brush your teeth at least two times a day. Brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes to allow enough time to brush every tooth. To avoid unwanted bacteria around your mouth, brush your teeth before you wash your face. This will allow you to eliminate any bacteria that may have slipped out of your mouth while brushing.
Floss After Every Meal
Floss your teeth after brushing your teeth to catch any food you may have missed. Flossing also helps reduce plaque from your teeth. Grab 18-24 inches of floss and start from the top or bottom. Start in the middle and go in between each tooth until you reach the end. Then start from the middle and floss the other side.
Eat Healthy Meals
Eating healthy has more benefits than you might think. By avoiding processed sugars and other harmful acids, this will prevent tooth decay and improve your skin. Eat foods with high fiber and vitamin D; they both help reduce bad bacteria developing in your mouth.
Visit Your Dentist Twice A Year
It is very important to schedule and attend your annual cleanings to avoid plaque buildup, cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. By eliminating unwanted bacteria, this will help keep your skin clear and pimple-free. We suggest coming in for a cleaning twice a year. Contact our office today for your next cleaning!