What Is Good Oral Hygiene?
From young to old, good oral hygiene should be a paramount feature in your everyday lives, as your real teeth cannot be replaced if you don’t look after them. Scheduling regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings can help discover issues and keep your teeth healthy but there also steps that you can take at home which we have listed below.
Good oral hygiene, results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy.
How Do I Go About Keeping Good Oral Hygiene?
- Firstly, brush at least twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening to clear any debris from your teeth, in between your teeth, and to generally help clean your teeth.
- Use a mouth wash after brushing. This can also help with any bad breath problems you may experience, and will essentially flush your mouth.
- Check your gums. Make sure there is no bleeding or discomfort when you brush, this could lead to signs that there are problems that need checking out with your dentist.
- Floss. We aren’t talking about the dance here either; we are talking about using dental floss to remove any nuisance debris that may be lodged in between your teeth. You would be surprised at the amount of debris that can build up between teeth that cannot be shifted by a toothbrush or a gargle of mouthwash. Most bad breath problems can be purely down to the fact a piece of food has been trapped for days, even weeks, in part of your mouth.
Additional Tips For Good Oral Hygiene
Aside from the main ones featured above there are still other steps that can be taken to improve good oral hygiene.
- Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals.
- Using dental products that contain fluoride.
- Chewing gum which can actually lift out some debris that could have been caught in between teeth or trapped in ridges in your teeth.
If you need any advice or to book a check-up please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
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