Having a very busy lifestyle is definitely not an excuse to neglect your personal dental care. You don’t really want to have plaque and other bacteria staying inside your mouth, right?
It takes just a few minutes a day for you to combat and prevent the spread of bacteria, plaque and cavities in your mouth. Simple tooth brushing and mouth care procedures can take your teeth a long way.
Simple Brushing Tips-Brushing just the front of your teeth won’t do your teeth a lot of good. When you brush your teeth, don’t just focus on your front teeth just because you think that they are the ones more exposed to the world. You also have to brush your teeth along the sides and those located at the back of your mouth. When you brush your teeth, don’t be too harsh on your gums. Make sure that your brush strokes should be away from your gums, not towards. When you brush your teeth, try not to rush. The suggested time spent for brushing one’s teeth is at least three minutes. If you don’t really want to exceed three minutes, you can use a timer or play a song that lasts for three minutes.
Choosing the right toothbrush would also make your brushing time more enjoyable. If you are not comfortable with your toothbrush anymore, there’s no reason for you not to ditch it and buy a new one. If you have sensitive teeth and gums, a toothbrush with soft bristles would be perfect for you. However, if you have pretty strong teeth, you can use medium or hard bristles for you to clean your teeth better. It is also advised that you change your toothbrush every three months. If it’s hard for you to keep track of the days and months, you can opt to buy a toothbrush that comes with a color indicator that would tell you that it’s time to change your toothbrush.
Learn To Floss Your Teeth-As most dental care commercials would say, brushing alone is not enough to ensure that your mouth and teeth is 100% clean. True enough, you can’t really guarantee that you will end up having extremely clean teeth by just brushing alone. If you want to take the cleanliness and freshness of your teeth and mouth to the net level, then you might want to learn how to floss your teeth. People who floss for the first time may find it a bit weird and difficult to do. However, with enough practice, flossing can become an easy job. Dental floss helps a lot in getting rid of food remnants stuck in your teeth where toothbrushes can’t reach.
Visit Your Dentist-Now that you already know the basic steps in maintaining a healthy set of teeth, it doesn’t mean that you can already skip visits to your dentist. It is still very important to visit your dentist at least twice a year because there are really some procedures (such as oral prophylaxis) that only dentists can do. Having your teeth cleaned professionally by a dentist is really a different and better experience than simple brushing and flossing. Enhance your personal dental care by integrating regular brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist at least twice a year.