Keeping your teeth healthy doesn’t just happen in a week or a month. It requires time, effort, and a good set of brushing habits. Dentists always put the onus on maintaining a solid routine to prevent tooth loss, tooth damage, and worse, periodontal diseases. But, what are these habits? Let’s take a look at them.
Your teeth need to be cleansed twice a day. This includes brushing, flossing, and gargling with mouthwash. Germs and bacteria pile up very quickly in your mouth so it’s essential to brush and floss twice a day to keep all dental related issues at a distance.
Most people tend to neglect this particular step because it doesn’t seem as important. But in reality, plaque can build up on your tongue as well. Besides this, you are likely to suffer from bad breath and open yourself up to other potentially serious conditions. Use your brush to gently clean your tongue or use a tongue cleaner you can buy from your local CVS or Walgreens.
All of us want whiter brighter teeth but that shouldn't be the only focus of your oral habits. You need to ensure overall protection for your teeth. The best way of doing that is using fluoride-based toothpaste.
On average, your toothbrush is likely to lose its firmness around the three-month mark. The bristles deform and you can’t reach all the corners of your teeth. This could lead to an increased plaque build-up. So, make sure to replenish your toothbrush every three months or so and be strict about it.
A mouthwash is a great addition to your oral routine as it helps get rid of bacteria that your brushing fails to eliminate. Using mouthwash in fact keeps your mouth fresher for longer periods by preventing the buildup of plaque and bacteria while also minimizing bad breath.
Flossing is just as important, if not more. It removes the excessive plaque from areas your brush can’t reach. So, add a few minutes of flossing to your everyday routine.
Your brushing habits define not just your oral health, but also your overall health and even the kind of person you are. Integrate these brushing habits onto your daily routine to live a healthy and stress-free life.
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