Everyone wants to have a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important. Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. Keeping regular checkups and cleanings can help prevent these problems.
- Proper Brushing – One of the easiest ways to keep your dental health good is to make sure you are brushing properly. When you brush, position the bristles at an angle of 45 degrees near the gum line. Both the gum line and tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles. Brush the outer and inner surfaces in a similar fashion. Make sure you do not brush too hard to avoid damaging your gums and making them bleed. It is recommended to brush twice daily.
- Flossing – Flossing is one of those things that many people forget or find it easy to skip over. However, flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substance that brushing cannot. It allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach or even washout cannot wash away.
- Tobacco – Avoid Tobacco at all costs. This one thing can help keep your teeth looking nice, and also help you avoid a whole host of health issues. Tobacco users also sometimes use candies or mints to mask the smell of smoke. This can cause even more damage since these candies are often full of sugar which can cause even more damage.
- Limit Sodas and Alcohol – Although these beverages contain a high level of phosphorous, which is a necessary mineral for a healthy mouth, too much phosphorus can deplete the body’s level of calcium. This causes dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Beverages containing additives such as corn syrup and food dye can make pearly white teeth appear dull and discolored. So if you do decide to consume, make sure to do so in moderation and always remember to brush afterward.
These are just a few tips that you should follow. As always if you have any questions about your dental health please reach out and ask.