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Tips for Optimal Oral Health

To ensure your mouth remains healthy, consider the following tips for optimal oral health.

Your oral health is more important than you think. Bad breath, irritated gums, soreness, and cavities found in your teeth can pose even greater risks to your well-being. Referring to the mouth as the "window to your overall health," MayoClinic reported that poor dental hygiene can lead to endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other debilitating diseases.

To ensure your mouth remains healthy and creates a thriving gateway to the rest of your body, consider the following tips for optimal oral health:

Practice Healthy Oral Habits
Your parents likely drilled brushing and flossing into your head as a child. You must continue following these health oral habits as you age, and consider implementing them into your routine more often. Brush twice a day and floss at least once, whether it be in the morning before work or at night right before bed.

"Water flossers use high pressured water to remove plaque from teeth."

If you've struggled to keep up with a flossing regimen in the past, you may consider a different option for cleaning between your teeth. Water flossers use high pressured water to remove plaque from teeth, making it less difficult to floss for those with arthritis.

Visit your Dentist Regularly
Your day-to-day home regimen may be working for you, but it's not enough for keeping your oral health completely in check. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is key to overall wellness. When you visit an oral specialist, he or she can check for cavities, determine other issues before the problems escalate to something worse and remove leftover plaque that you couldn't reach brushing and flossing. As suggested by the American Dental Association, you should follow the personalized schedule for visits recommended by your dentist.

Follow a Primarily Raw Plant-Based Diet
It's no surprise that foods loaded with refined sugars can cause cavities, but did you know that a primarily raw, plant-based diet can reduce your risk for developing harmful decay? Fresh, crunchy vegetables are especially helpful for oral health, as they can help remove unwanted plaque from between teeth. They're also loaded with water, which keeps the mouth hydrated and reduces your risk for bad breath. If you're trying to be more proactive about oral wellness, ditch the sugary snacks and start eating raw vegetables like carrots, peppers and broccoli instead.

Consider Supplementation
Beyond brushing, flossing and watching your diet, a probiotic supplement is key to oral wellness. With Hallelujah Diet Oral Health Probiotics, you can get rid of bad breath for good and build healthy teeth and gums while also reaping the following benefits:

  • Improved immune and respiratory system functioning.
  • Support for healthy ears, nose and throat.
  • Advanced tympanic membrane scored.
  • Reduced risk for viral and bacterial ear and throat infections.
  • Less chance of spreading bacteria and sickness within your household.

Neglecting to take a probiotic supplement can be considered just as bad as forgetting to brush and floss! Learn more about our Oral Health Probiotics today.


  1. Carolyn B. Calhoun July 21, 2018

    It is always good to have helpful reminders on how to maintain good oral health. Fresh crunchy vegetables go a long way to help keep the tooth surface free of plaque. Brush for at least 3 full minutes each time you brush. Thanks for this blog.

  2. Angela M Solomon July 25, 2018

    I am big on brushing and flossing daily, I remind my kids all the time! The HD Oral Health Probioctic is a great supplement to include daily into your routine!

  3. Annette August 1, 2018

    This was great information on the Oral Health. I use the product from HA and it is a good product. I think a lot of people need to stop and think about the benefits of the health of they gums and teeth. I notice my grand daughter she brushes her teeth for at least three full minutes and again at night before bed. Again thank you for the information.

  4. Hi there. That’s great article. It would be very helpful to me. I’ve just start practicing Healthy Oral Habits for a month. It’s difficult at the first week to control myself with strictness. I found my oral problem with gum inflammation. That’s a lot of bacterial spread all my oral, so I must have my teeth brush twice a day, plus mouthwash. I also interested in Raw Plant-Based Diet and supplement you mentioned. I’ll follow your suggestion. By the way, I found Toothbrush For Receding Gums as shown here hope it can help me improve my gum health. What do you think about that? Could you please give me suggestion?

    • Melody Hord August 7, 2018

      I have never heard Hallelujah Diet discuss an electric toothbrush and I have no knowledge about them. However, Hallelujah Diet has been selling a Hydro Floss for many years. I purchased one and LOVE it. I carry it with me on vacation. Even AFTER brushing as good as I can, and flossing with floss, this Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator still pushes out all kinds of food debris between the teeth. I can not imagine where I would be without it! I use it every night. I am amazed at the tiny particles of food that it flushes out. Here is a link.

      • Gloria Smith September 6, 2018

        What are your thoughts on oil pulling?

        • Melody Hord September 7, 2018

          Hey Gloria, coconut oil is great! Dr. Russell Blaylock says that it has a powerful antibacterial effect and can help the gums. I like to do the oil pulling when I first get up in the morning. Swish it around in the mouth between the teeth for about 5 minutes or more, and then I spit it out. I am so glad you reminded me of that because I haven’t been doing it. Recently I also heard a doctor say that swishing with Silver Biotics helps fight bacteria.

  5. As children, we are taught to brush our teeth and floss, but I never remember hearing that good oral health is important for overall health. It is so important to stay on top of things in today’s world and do our part to learn what we can do to prevent disease and illness.

  6. Connie June 22, 2020

    I have invested in a hydro floss oral irrigator to clean my teeth after brushing and flossing. It will help my teeth and gums stay health.

  7. Angela June 22, 2020

    Brushing and flossing are very important as part of your daily routine. Also the HD Oral Health Probiotic is a great supplement to help with keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

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