Every one of us wants pearly whites, strong teeth, healthy gums and just over-all good health. To achieve this, it is important to know how to take good care of your dental health. Daily oral care is necessary and to guide you, we made a list of the things that you should do on a daily basis.
1. Brush Your Teeth
Brushing one’s teeth is the basic when it comes to dental care. You should brush at least twice a day, once after breakfast and once at night before going to sleep, using a toothpaste with fluoride. It is also recommended that you use a toothpaste that your dentist advised you to use.
When brushing, it should last for two minutes to ensure that you covered your whole mouth. If you feel like you aren’t brushing long enough, you might want to try using a toothbrushing timer or app. After brushing, don’t rinse! Rinsing will wash away some of the fluoride that you got in your toothpaste.
2. Daily Floss
Since toothbrushes can’t get everywhere especially in between teeth, it is best to use an interdental brush or dental floss. This way you will be able to reach those places that your toothbrush can’t and get a well-cleaned mouth.
Including mouthwash in your daily routine is good. However, it shouldn’t be done immediately after you brush your teeth as it also washes away some of the benefits that you get from fluoride in your toothpaste. The best time to use a mouthwash is after you eat some snacks.
4. Change your toothbrush regularly
Of course, toothbrushes do not last forever, and they need to be replaced regularly. When you notice the that the bristles are starting to look tired or splayed, it is a good idea to throw them away and get a new one.
5. Get regular check-ups with your dentist
Another important part of maintaining our dental health is getting regular check-ups. For children, it is recommended that they visit the dentist every three months while adults should schedule with their dentists every six months.
6. Visit the Hygienist when necessary
Sometimes, your dentist might recommend that you visit a hygienist. If not, then you are good to go. However, if you feel that it is necessary then don’t hesitate to book an appointment.
These are the basics when it comes to maintaining over-all dental health. If you’re within the Liverpool area and would like to schedule a dental appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us! Give us a call at 02076284869 or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.