How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
With all of the tasks of daily life, sometimes proper dental hygiene can subconsciously be put on the back burner. Although we may be completing the basics of oral hygiene, putting 100% effort into oral hygiene practices sometimes isn’t realistic for everyone’s busy schedules.
Even though we can sometimes neglect total dental hygiene, it is still very important to incorporate diligent and thorough dental cleaning in efforts to keep your mouth healthy.
Here are some practical tips to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth both clean and shiny:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Brushing the teeth frequently allows for the removal of food, plaque, and bacteria.
Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth!
No matter how long your day was or how tired you may be, brushing before you go to sleep is massively important. Neglecting to brush your teeth before bed can cause plaque buildup, tooth decay, and also gum disease. If you are especially susceptible to getting cavities or have had many in the past, it’s recommended to brush your teeth directly after dinner and again before bedtime.
Don’t forget your tongue.
Not only can plaque build up on your teeth, but also your tongue. Plaque buildup on your tongue can lead to bad mouth odor and can also create other oral health problems, or worsen them. After brushing your teeth thoroughly, gently brush your tongue as well.
Floss, floss, floss!
Oftentimes, the flossing step is skipped – however, it is important to note that flossing is just as important as brushing. Not only does flossing get in between the teeth and remove any food particles stuck in your teeth, but it also reduces plaque buildup, stimulates the gums, and lowers inflammation in the area overtime.
Get regular checkups.
This step can not be stressed enough. No matter how in-depth your dental hygiene regimen may be, there are areas of the mouth that breed bacteria and are generally hard to reach. Not only that, but with regular dental checkups, your dental professional can detect any early signs of dental issues and can help you with preventative measures. Professional dental cleanings are also important because dental professionals clean those hard to reach places and ensure that your mouth is as healthy as possible.
Don’t let poor oral hygiene have permanent effects on your life. Schedule your routine dental checkup today to take an important step towards maintaining proper dental health! For more information on how to keep your teeth healthy and looking great or to schedule your checkup contact us here at Infinite Dental Wellness today!