Five core fitness tips for dental health – it’s worth it

22nd February 2023 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

Investing in our long-term health is definitely worthwhile. There are great personal gains from maintaining dental fitness. Fit teeth help us to look good and feel healthy, they save us money on treatment too. The good news is that it takes less time than honing our abs. Moreover,  joining an ‘essentials’ dental plan with your dentist is cheaper per month than a gym membership.

So here are some core fitness tips for dental health to help keep us on top of our game.
two women in gym working on core fitness tips

Five core fitness tips for your teeth

Our core fitness tips are not very different to what we’d expect to hear from any personal trainer.

1 – Put the time in

Two minutes twice a day is not so much. But investing time in brushing our teeth makes an enormous difference to our oral health. Add to that a little more time to floss as well, and already we’re well on the way to maintaining dental fitness.

2 – Nutrition

We are what we eat! A diet with reduced sugar helps teeth stay strong. However, some ‘clean’ eating may also reduce diary products so keep in mind it’s important to keep up our calcium levels too. Our bodies don’t produce it, so we need to consume it for strong teeth and bones.

3 – Equipment

When we decide to register at a gym, we consider the machines and their maintenance too. It’s the same for oral health.

Essential equipment:

Regular equipment maintenance:

Other equipment to consider:

4 – Work with an expert

We should think of our dental team as our trainers. Our dentist and our therapist or hygienist is on hand to help us achieve our optimum oral fitness. That has to be a good thing. They have our wellbeing at heart, and offer lots of advice so we can be our best smiling selves.

Same as a trainer, clinicians aren’t judgemental. Their job is to work with what they’ve got. Although it can be tough getting teeth and gums back in shape, and maybe they will never be quite the way they were once, but they help us feel more comfortable and encourage us to keep up our optimum health.

5 – No cheat days

So perhaps we can have a day when we throw ‘clean’ eating out of the window, get into some carbs and sugar and skip the gym. But, for best dental conditioning, even if you have a sugar binge, never cheat on the brushing routine. It’s two minutes twice a day. It’s doable, and definitely worth it.

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Think of a dental plan like a gym or sports club membership. Entry level prices represent good value and support your at-home regime with regular attendance and professional guidance.

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