Good oral hygiene is important for many reasons. It impacts your general health, your appearance, and your confidence. Healthy teeth and gums also help you to bite, chew, and speak properly. Good oral hygiene starts at home. Listed below are tips that can help you maintain good dental health.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is mandatory for good dental health. While brushing your teeth might seem like a no-brainer, a lot of people don’t realize that there are right and wrong ways to brush their teeth.
First off, you have to make sure that you’re brushing your teeth for the right amount of time. Most people think that they should brush their teeth for two minutes. However, it’s actually recommended for most people to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, twice a day.
Second, you have to make sure that you get all of the surfaces of your teeth when you brush. A lot of people don’t know that you need to brush the surfaces of each tooth individually. You should also brush the chewing surface of your teeth, which is located on the inside of your cheeks.
Floss your teeth once a day to remove the food particles or debris stuck in between the teeth. Flossing helps to complete the dental care regime at home along with brushing.
When brushing and flossing aren’t enough, an antibacterial mouthwash can be a great option to help keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Follow a healthy diet. Limiting the intake of sugary foods and beverages can help prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Avoid snacks between meals.
Chew sugar-free gum after meals. Chewing gum stimulates saliva production, which helps wash away food particles that linger in the teeth after eating.
Cigarette smoking makes your gums and teeth look discolored, and it can cause bad breath. It can also make your teeth weaker and harder to clean. If you smoke, talk to your dentist about quitting.
Visiting your dentist at least twice a year helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. On average, you should be seeing your dentist once per quarter. However, some people may need to visit their dentist more often. If your teeth and gums are unhealthy, you may need to be seen more frequently.
To learn more about our dentistry treatments, visit Wedgewood Dental offices at 713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401 or 1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560. You can also reach us at (573)368-7325 or (573)729-7701 and schedule an appointment.
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