Top 5 Dental Hygiene Tips

Top 5 Dental Hygiene Tips

 

1. BRUSH YOUR TEETH PROPERLY

molarPosition the bristles at an angle of 45 degrees. Brush the outer surfaces of the teeth using a up-and-down motion. Remember to clean the inside surfaces of the teeth.

Try to brush at least twice a day to prevent acid buildup from the breakdown of food by bacteria. Use a Soft bristled toothbrush and a mild or non-abrasive and non-whitening tooth paste. In case you need to use a whitening toothpaste, read the instruction or better ask your dentist for proper use.

2. CLEAN YOUR TONGUE

monster tongueClean the surface of your tongue daily. You may avail of a tongue cleaner at any grocery or drug store. Tongue cleaner helps you remove countless bacteria that otherwise live, particularly on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These can contribute to bad breath (halitosis) and negatively affect your dental health.

 

3. USE DENTAL FLOSS

dental-flossFlossing can help you remove food particles that brushing cannot. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where the toothbrush bristles cannot reach. We recommend flossing at least once a day.

 

4. USE MOUTHWASH AFTER BRUSHING AND FLOSSING

mouth washMouthwash is not particularly necessary and not all mouthwashes are useful. Mouthwashes containing Listerine or chlorine dioxide are very helpful because they help to kill and maintain the bacteria in your mouth. It can help maintain good breath as well as help maintain strong teeth.

 

5. VISIT YOUR DENTIST

dentistVisit your dentist at least twice a year to have an Oral prophylaxis and have your teeth diagnosed for any possible caries or any gum problems.

 

 

 

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