Ways to Care for Your Mouth
When caring for your teeth, be sure to remember to:
1) Keep a successful daily oral hygiene routing, such as teeth brushing, flossing, and so forth it.
2) Eat foods that aren’t high in sugar and work towards consuming less foods/drinks that can stain your teeth more easily because of dark coloring agents.
3) Schedule regular appointments to see a dentist for a cleaning/check-up. Every six months is recommended.
Being aware of your food/drink intake and going into see your dentist regularly are extremely important when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene, but a bulk of the responsibility falls on how well you care for your teeth everyday by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Here are some tips on how make the most of your two to three minute tooth-brushing sessions:
Be sure to brush at least twice a day for a full two to three minutes. Ideally, one should brush their teeth after every meal. If you can, wait to brush your teeth until thirty minutes after you have finished eating so that any enamel that might have been softened by the acids in your food have had a chance to re-harden. This prevents enamel from being brushed away. Interesting tip!
To get rid of plaque, or the bacteria causing build up that naturally forms on your teeth in between brushings, more effectively, look for toothpastes that have fluoride listed as an ingredient as this can get rid of bacteria and bacteria growth. Also, consider technique when brushing. You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush, position the toothbrush at a forty-five degree angle, and brush in small circles along the gum line. Brushing too hard along the gum line can irritate gums and result in them becoming swollen or bleeding In addition, because the tips of the bristles are the most effective part of the toothbrush, make sure that you are not exerting so much pressure that the bristles of the toothbrush lie flat against your teeth when brushing.
Remember to floss! Flossing removes the plaque, bacteria, and tartar that your toothbrush can’t get to. Tartar is plaque that hardens and forms along the gum line after it is left undisturbed for a period of time. Once formed, tartar can only be removed by your dental hygienist. Alleviate the scraping process at your routine cleanings by carefully flossing between each of your teeth every day in between visits.
Remember to brush your tongue gently also This will help remove some extra bacteria and keep your breath fresher longer. Rinse thoroughly with water after you have brushed your teeth and then finish by gargling with a brand of mouthwash that is alcohol-free. Lastly, make sure you are exchanging your toothbrush for a new one every three to four months.
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