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Win a Waterpik Water Flosser

One thing we probably all take for granted is our teeth, we use them daily to help us eat and while we all know to brush our teeth regularly, not so many people actually floss to help remove the build-up between the teeth.

Last year I was diagnosed with what could potentially be a very serious condition for my teeth. Though I have always brushed twice a day and used some sort of flossing implement, it for me hasn’t been enough as I have other issues in play, that said I am not willing to give up and now not only brush twice a day but use a host of different flossing implements.

Win a Waterpik Water Flosser

Being in the position I am, I am most definitely say you should keep on top of keeping your teeth clean as much as possible, make sure you do everything your dentist suggests and don’t take your teeth for granted.

A tool that is becoming more and more used by people to keep their teeth clean, is a water flosser, this is basically a mini jet wash for the teeth and gums, whichΒ for some is likely to really help when it comes to oral health.

The lovely people over at Mouthpower.org have teamed up with me to offer one lucky winner the choice of aΒ Waterpik Aquarius WP-660 advanced countertop model and a Waterpik Cordless WP-450 model, depending on which one the winner thinks will suit them best! To enter all you need to do is follow the directions on the rafflecopter below:

Question: What is your top tip for good oral health?

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Good Luck!

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This article has 185 comments

  1. Michaela Smith

    I’m a big believer in flossing even though it seems to be getting some bad press in the media lately! Would absolutely love to win this! Fingers crossed x

  2. D.h

    Eat healthy and excercise

  3. Suzanne McC

    Never brush your teeth straight after food, the enamel is more vulnerable due to acid released when eating – leave it 30 mins or so.

  4. D.h

    Oh and good brushing and changing brush regularly

  5. Peter Watson

    My dentist agrees with me that an alcohol-based wouthwash is more effective.It is,perhaps,one of the few things alcohol is good for.

  6. Tracy K Nixon

    If you use mouthwash don’t use it directly after brushing as you rinse away the fluoride from your toothpaste.

  7. PRD

    Quit smoking. Better still, don’t start in the first place. Your teeth will really thank you for it! I promise.

  8. Stephane R

    I was beginning to have some gum issues so I started using diluted eucalyptus oil on them. Dilute it with water and use a very soft brush to just massage it into your gums and then rinse. It helps to get circulation to the area and promote healthy tissues.

  9. Jodie Pether

    Cut out sweets especially those you suck as these are the worst for your teeth.

  10. Taylor Closet

    Eat less sugary snacks.

  11. Helen Snowdon

    Brush your teeth BEFORE breakfast. The enamel is unprotected after the several hours of sleeping so food will damage your teeth more. Brushing after will protect your teeth.

  12. emma walters

    i was always told not to brush your teeth straight after anything very sweet/sweets/chocolate as your teeth are more sensitive from high sugar content. don’t know if its true

  13. susan smoaks

    My tip is to make sure you get the food out from between your teeth. I like to have a nice clean mouth.

  14. Emilie c

    keep up with your dental appointments every 6 months!

  15. Mindy DeLisi

    Keep up with brushing before you go to bed.

  16. Harline pagdinparkin

    I buy those dental sticks for getting in between teeth they come in different sizes there great

  17. iain maciver

    good brushing , eating healthy

  18. Rob Hutchinson

    Having had my teeth eroded by soft drinks over the years, my top tip is to avoid soft drinks.

  19. Claire C

    Go for regular dentist check ups

  20. Ms Suan Watts

    Flossing and brushing at least twice a day

  21. Mariel Pereira

    A simple mothwash after brushing teeth is very effective

  22. Helen Moulden

    I use coconut oil and swill twice a week. It really helps gums and to keep teeth white.

  23. Claire Simpson

    Cut down on sugary snacks and always floss xx

  24. Helen W

    Drink anything you can that isn’t water with a straw.

  25. DENISE WILDEN

    Brush twice a day and go for regular check ups

  26. Katie

    Vitamin D, as my teeth were awful when i was deficient but didnt know it no matter how much I brushed

  27. Frances H

    Take the time to brush your teeth for the full two minutes, your smile will thank you for it.

  28. Cherry Edwards

    Buy an electric toothbrush, use floss and /or an interdental brush every day and see your dentist for check ups

  29. Kim Neville

    Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste and use mouthwash

  30. Courtney H

    Don’t go a day without brushing

  31. S Edwards

    Chew gum after eating

  32. Sarah R

    Use an electric toothbrush rather than a manual one.

  33. Sarah Mackay

    Regular dentist trips

  34. michelle olner

    use an electric toothbrush, a quality toothpaste and floss every day

  35. Bev

    Use the correct brush. The hardest brushes might be good for stubborn stains but no good for gums.

  36. Linda Greenwood

    Brush my tongue twice a day.

  37. Fiona K

    Brushing thoroughly to ensure all plaque is removed, but not immediately after eating and drinking

  38. Tracey Ryder

    have regular check ups at the dentist

  39. Stephanie Coals

    Oil pulling with coconut oil a few times a week. I have to admit at first I was a bit skeptical of the benefits but thought id give it a go anyway and 6 months later at my dental check up, the dentist noted the improvement in my oral health and i’ve noticed a slight improvement of the whiteness of my teeth.

  40. Sarah Parkin

    Change your toothbrush regularly

  41. simon tutthill

    use a really good mouthwash

  42. Lorraine Mabbitt

    Floss after ever meal, brush teeth Twice a day and use mouthwash

  43. Anna

    Making sure you set aside enough time – I use and electric toothbrush and floss but on my last check up was told my gums were not good so I now have an inter brush which is supposed to help clean between teeth.

  44. laura banks

    regular dental check ups

  45. Louise Allen

    Watch what you eat! And get into good habits as young as you can πŸ™‚

  46. Sarah Rees

    Drink less sugary drinks

  47. Alison Macdonald

    Brush your teeth at least twice a day, more if necessary. Floss too! AND brush your tongue as well as your teeth!

  48. Angela Treadway

    floss! x

  49. Barbara Knight

    Cut down on sugar, brush your teeth and floss regularly.

  50. John Tingay

    After brushing, do not rinse. Just spit out the excess and leave the remaining toothpaste to do its work on your teeth.

  51. Kat Glynn

    Get a toothbrush with a tongue scraper, and use a good mouthwash πŸ™‚

  52. abigail edkins

    simply brush after every meal…well as many as you are able

  53. Sarah Davies

    Brush FIRST thing in the morning, before breakfast/drinking/basically exposure to acidity. And if you’re going to brush again, brush around half an hour after last eating. Enamel protection hurrah!

    Would love to win this – Have been diagnosed with localised gum disease and have been using teepees a lot! My hygienist doesn’t believe I’m using them because theres no change lol, maybe this will help!?

  54. Julie Henderson

    mouthwash twice daily

  55. Samantha Wheeler

    Drink lots of water!

  56. dawn f

    change your toothbrush regularly

  57. Natasha M

    I always carry floss & use it after eating almost anything. I swear by mouthwash and an electric toothbrush.

  58. Rebster1

    I’ve discovered the hard way to brush in circular motions rather than up and down as it has caused my gums to recede and my teeth to become overly sensitive.

  59. Yet Another Blogging Mummy

    I brush, floss, use interdental sticks and mouthwash in the morning plus brush again last thing at night

  60. Caroline H

    Find a dentist who is interested in dentistry and not sidelines like veneers or botox! My last dentist was a nightmare for the hard sell and trying to talk you into expensive, unnecessary services while rushing or just not doing lots of the basics!

  61. Laura Pritchard

    Ensure your mouthwash is alcohol free to avoid staining.

  62. Mark Witherington

    Brush well twice a day, floss after meals and mouthwash but not before bed

  63. Jan H

    Regular check-ups and brushing twice daily. I also use those little picks which go between the teeth – they are brilliant

  64. Corinne Henson

    Your tongue has the heaviest bacterial amount in your mouth so you should also brush your tongue regularly πŸ™‚

  65. Emma Gibson

    Brush twice daily, use mouth wash in between, floss several times a week and always go to dentist appointments.

  66. Scott MacMillan

    I floss after every meal and use an electric tooth brush.I also do a very thorough water pic clean a couple of times a day.

  67. Lisa Pope

    Wait 30 minutes after eating before brushing tour teeth

  68. Sarah N

    Brush your teeth regularly

  69. Deborah Clarke

    My top tip is to give up smoking. Cigarettes are absolutely awful for your oral health.

  70. NINA MOTYLINSKI-DAVIES

    Using the little interdental brushes as well as flossing , to really clean between the teeth

  71. Stev Rigby

    Stop Smoking

  72. kim plant

    always use mouthwash afterwards

  73. Sharon Jackson

    I do coconut oil pulling for 10 minutes in the morning, 2 or 3 times a week. It’s like detoxifying your mouth. It helps me because I suffer with bleeding gums. It can also help to prevent tooth decay & bad breath. I don’t spit it down the plug hole though, spit it into a tissue.

  74. Rachel Craig

    I think there is a need for developing an appreciation of healthy teeth when young, and getting into an effective routine of oral health care.

    Nothing like a Beautiful smile with natural, healthy, white teeth. Also dentures can detract from enjoying meals, probably has a negative impact on normal healthy digestion. Can have an effect / affect on communication. Etc.

  75. lucinda duxbury

    dont rinse the toothpaste from your teeth, just spit the excess away

  76. amy pest

    brush twice a day change toothbrush regularly

  77. Paul Halling

    Brush as much on your weak handed side as strong !

  78. Sylvia Paul

    Use different size tepe brushes to suit your teeth. Never force one between your teeth that is too large.

  79. Anthony Harrington

    I brush 3 times a day, I use tepe sticks and use alcohol free fluoride mouthwash

  80. Carole E

    Drink less tea and coffee as it stains your teeth

  81. lia sturman

    Brush twice a day and go for regular check ups

  82. melanie stirling

    Use mouthwash after brushing your teeth and visit the dentist regularly.

  83. Kelly Wheelhouse

    brush for 2 minutes twice a day, ensuring to use your toothbrush at an angle so you don’t miss your gums. then afterwards swill your mouth out with some mouthwash

  84. Diane Beavers

    Baking soda on your brush, then the toothpaste, 2X day………and easy does it circling around the gum line

  85. Tina Demarco

    brush after every meal and in the morning when you wake up and befor you go to bed at night!

  86. Charlene Baars

    Brushing my teeth with Oral B Pro-Expert and then use the Dentyl Refreshing Clove Mouthwash after πŸ™‚

    Leaves them clean and feels clean!

  87. Sam Nowog

    Cut down on sugary snacks

  88. Warren Jacobs

    Regular dental trips will instill good hygiene.

  89. Patricia Avery

    Regular visits to the hygienist. I go every 4 months πŸ™‚

  90. Cathleen King

    Brushing 2-3 times a day, flossing, and of course, dental visits.

  91. Mary Cloud

    Cut down on the sugary drinks – drink plenty of water

  92. Joanne L

    A good electric toothbrush works wonders.

  93. Richard Tyler

    Flossing is far more important then mouth wash!

  94. Gabrielle Tietz

    Eating healthy!

  95. Spencer Broadley

    I believe that you should always drink especially after a meal as it can remove any bits. But then brushing twice a day as well. My teeth seem to be in a good state.

  96. Phil Darling

    Don’t use too much pressure when you brush

  97. Jennifer Haden

    brushing for at least 2 minutes is very important πŸ™‚ x

  98. Lindsay Bade

    Chew sugar free gum after meals

  99. Ray Dodds

    Eat less sugary snacks

  100. Amy Fidler

    floss after every meal x

  101. Helen Tovell

    I just brush twice a day and regularly go to the dentist

  102. Ruth Harwood

    Make sure you brush twice a day and visit the dentist every six months x

  103. trudy

    clean twice every day, and visit the dentist its worth every penny.

  104. LAURA WHEATLEY

    make sure you brush for the full 2 minutes around all areas of the mouth

  105. Leanne Timmins

    using an electric toothbrush is better than a manual one

  106. Anna Geo

    I put Grapefruit Seed Extract in mine – anything that tastes that bad, must surely do some good πŸ™‚

  107. Tony Metcalfe

    Visit the dentist every six months, and clean your teeth twice a day.

  108. clair downham

    floss and use an electric toothbrush

  109. Christine Lockley

    Brush twice a day, eat healthy, use mouth wash (some reports recommend before brushing) and don’t rinse your mouth with water or mouth wash immediately after brushing

  110. sandra bonthrone

    Brush twice a day, floss regularly and use mouth wash:)

  111. Ellen Sheppard

    I chew a lot of sugar free gum, my teeth are very healthy. Would love to try this flosser though, dental floss makes me gag so this would be amazing.

  112. Elizabeth Harbron

    Cut out sugary foods as much as possible.

  113. Tracy b

    Visit the dentist regularly so that any issues can be treated early.

  114. charlotte

    use mouth wash and drink plenty of water!

  115. Heather Haigh

    Clean eating and regular tooth care

  116. Sally Poole

    Brush thoroughly and regularly and avoid sweets!

  117. Jules Eley

    Brush with coconut oil for extra healthy teeth

  118. Stacey Carnell

    It has ro be flossing, my dentist tells me everytime and i leave with great intentions, buy the floss and as soon as it runs out I always forget to buy more :/

  119. Diane waugh

    Good brushing, change toothbrush regularly and healthy eating

  120. Laura @ Laura : Fat 2 Fit

    Brush twice a day and floss, chew gum in between meals as it neutralises plague acids, make sure you attend your regular dental checkups!

  121. Carly Belsey

    I have started oil pulling with coconut oil. Whether or not it works is another thing but it’s worth a try and have heard some great things about it.

  122. Sarah Lewis

    Avoid sugary drinks and chew sugar free gum x

  123. Maxine Feehely

    Don’t put off going to the dentist. Once you are there, it isn’t as bad as feared

  124. Kim Styles

    Brush at least twice a day and use both mouth wash and floss

  125. Laura Todd

    Floss Floss Floss πŸ™‚

  126. Chris S

    My tip is use an electric toothbrush and a good mouthwash

  127. tee simpson

    Do not rinse after brushing as you wash away the flouride

  128. Mel Turner

    A good toothpaste and floss

  129. sherri hough

    I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day but i’m always being reminded by the dentist that i need to floss more so one of the things i promised as a resolution is to do this after every meal

  130. Kristy Hughes

    Brush. Twice every day.

  131. caroline walliss

    Mouthwash for 10min a day with extra virgin coconut oil, thanks.x

  132. Tracey Belcher

    Do not brush your teeth straight after eating

  133. Susan Collins

    Mouthwash after flossing but before brushing so you don’t wash the fluoride away.

  134. melanie gregory

    brush twice a day floss after eating

  135. Nataliejane

    Use an electric toothbrush with a timer.

  136. Virginia C

    Eat healthy, avoid sugary foods and drink, brush 3 times a day and remember to change your brush regularly.

  137. Tom D

    Electric toothbrush, twice a day, morning and then before bed.

  138. Emma Dormer

    Regular check ups and brushing twice a day,i used to be a dental nurse ive seen some horrors

  139. Donna S

    cut down on sugary snacks, brush twice a day and don’t forget to floss

  140. Emma Walton

    I currently used Tee Pee’s to floss between my teeth and I was advised to dip the end into my cup of mouthwash each time I push it between my teeth. I then gargle with the rest of the mouthwash.

  141. leanne weir

    use an egg timer when brushing to ensure you brush for the right amount of time

  142. Rachael G

    Flossing and using mouthwash regularly, as well as brushing twice a day.

  143. Emily Knight

    Watch what you eat! So many foods – not just chocolate and fizzy drinks, but things like citrus fruits too, can really damage your teeth!

  144. Alvina

    Use a good overall mouth wash to prevent gum disease such as Cosydyl

  145. Mark Palmer

    Drink plenty of water and brush your teeth

  146. Andrea A

    Have regular dental check ups and cut down on snacking.

  147. fozia Akhtar

    Brushing twice a day

  148. Lisa Wilkinson

    Cleaning your teeth twice a day

  149. lynn neal

    Regular brushing!

  150. Leila Benhamida

    My tips will be to cut down on sugar, floss daily and brush teeth twice a day.

  151. Leanne Lunn

    It has to be flossing.

  152. Beky Austerberry

    Change your toothbrush on a regular basis and dont press on too hard when you do brush

  153. Stephanie Tsang

    Brush your teeth twice a day with a good toothbrush.

  154. Jane H Shaw

    Floss, brush twice a day use a good mouthwash

  155. Sam Swain

    Giving up smoking and cutting down on Coffee are the best things to do to have a bright smile

  156. Maggie Coates

    Go to the dentist regularly

  157. Julie Camm

    Using an electric toothbrush, and interdental brushes

  158. ABIGAIL HAMILTON

    Cut out sugar, not only does it wreck teeth, it also causes oral thrush.

  159. Rebekah Jones

    I brush, floss and mouth wash twice a day !! I have lovely teeth, thanks to my parents, and I intend to keep them that way !!

  160. sam macaree

    brush twice a day

  161. Dawn F

    I think making sure your brush for a good two minutes and not just rushing through is a good tip for excellent dental health.

  162. Zoey P

    Brush teeth twice a day morning, evening and floss once a day usually in evening.

  163. purpleshoes

    flossing regularly

  164. Harry Baker-Farmer

    A decent electric brush and floss

  165. Keith Hunt

    Eat hard fruit is good to clean teeth.

  166. Katherine Teff

    Floss first, rinse your mouth with water, then brush your teeth. Don’t rinse with water afterwards, as it washes away the toothpaste that clings to your teeth providing protection.

  167. Maria

    Finishing a meal with a cube of cheese!

  168. Katie Skeoch

    I’ve found that oil pulling makes a big difference!

  169. claire woods

    Good flossing

  170. Anastasia T.

    use an electric toothbrush and coconut Oil

  171. janine atkin

    brush properly and floss. chew gum after eating

  172. nicoleroannef

    Visiting the dentist regularly has made a difference for me.

  173. Susie Wilkinson

    Brush twice a day, change your toothbrush regularly and visit the dentist for check ups, it makes a big difference if they can catch any problems before they get too serious

  174. Rachel Butler

    Brush regularly, floss after every meal….or better still use interdental brushes, use a mouthwash and everything in moderation! Xo

  175. katrina walsh

    Brush the teeth you cant see as well as the ones you can. They are easy to pay less attention to!

  176. Sarah Brokenshire

    always brush twice a day! x

  177. Gemma Massey

    Brushing twice daily and flossing after eating really helps

  178. lynn savage

    Brush at least twice a day but not straight after your food

  179. Rachael ashmore

    I’ve started coconut oil pulling it’s great

  180. Judith Allen

    Visit your dentist regularly. Say’s me. I’m really overdue to see mine.

  181. Nicki Simpson

    I chew sugar free gum

  182. Solange

    Brush twice a day, floss regularly and use a mouthwash.

  183. Mike Gerrie

    Brushing and Flossing and regular visits to the Dentist

  184. christine szlobodnik

    Don’t do this; water your toothbrush when the toothpaste is on! ‘Cos it actually stops most of the toothpaste doing its job. So just rinse your toothbrush with water before you put toothpaste on.

  185. Jo Carroll

    Chewing sugar free gum is always a good idea after meals to help neutralise the acids and plaque build up.

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