If you want to make sure your oral health routine is doing the most for your oral health and your smile, you need to make sure you’re doing the following things.
Never Go To Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth
Never, ever go to bed without brushing your teeth. It’s all too easy to fall into bed when you’re tired and ‘forget’, but the things you have eaten throughout the day can have a party in your mouth (and not the good kind). Get into the habit of brushing twice a day without fail. Don’t leave it too late to brush your teeth if you’re always too tired to do it right before bed.
Take your time to brush properly. Spend time on each tooth, even the ones at the back of your mouth. You should also brush the backs of your teeth. Make sure you’re getting all over the tooth and that you’re not brushing too hard or too soft.
Invest In A Better Toothbrush
A better toothbrush will mean you can simply focus on each tooth while the brush does the rest of the work. You should invest in a high quality electric or sonic toothbrush – many of them will even tell you when to move on to another part of your mouth, when the head needs to be changed, and when to charge. You won’t regret buying a good one if you want to take your oral hygiene seriously.
Never Neglect Your Tongue
Your tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria, so you shouldn’t neglect to brush it. Give it a gentle brush each time you brush your teeth.
Flossing should be just as important as brushing in your routine. Your gums may bleed at first, but this should stop as you continue. Flossing will get rid of food and debris, stop plaque build up, and reduce bad breath. It’s also good for the gums and can reduce inflammation.
Use mouthwash at least once a day to finish off your brushing routine. It helps to get rid of the bacteria in your mouth and will freshen your breath further.
Limit Sugary And Acidic Foods
Try to be mindful of the sugary and acidic foods you consume, as too much of them could harm your teeth.
Chew Sugar Free Gum After Meals
After each meal, chew some sugar free gum. This will neutralize the bacteria in your mouth and ensure the food you have just eaten isn’t doing you any harm. It’ll freshen your breath, too.
See A Dentist At Least Twice A Year
Book in with your dentist twice a year for a check up. A good dentist will be able to spot any issues before you do!
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Postol Today
If you want to begin improving your oral health routine, schedule an appointment with Dr. Postol today. Taking care of your teeth now will mean a healthier smile in the long run!