You should learn to maintain good dental hygiene between dental visits, it should not be that your dental health is taken care of only when you visit a dentist. Keeping your teeth healthy in between is equally important. Daily oral care keeps your mouth healthy and gives you a white smile all through.
Maintaining dental hygiene at home
Brush and floss every day
Good dental hygiene starts from brushing teeth two times a day. Most importantly at night, it will help you remove all food particles accumulated during the day and could be harmful if left in the mouth for the whole night. Use a soft to medium bristled brush, makes it easy to reach all the parts of your mouth. The brush should be replaced within a period of three to four months, a worn out brush cannot clean your teeth as a new one does. On top of brushing, regular flossing is very important. It removes debris between the teeth that could not be removed by the brush. The trapped plague lead to teeth cavities hence should be removed on daily basis.
Try using fluoride mouth rinse
Using A fluoride mouthwash is another way of protecting your smile and keeping your teeth free from cavities and gum disease. Mouthwash will also enable you to:
- Prevent gingivitis
- Keep your breath fresh all day
- Reduce the buildup of plague
Keeping a healthy diet
As we all know a healthy diet keeps our general health strong. It is also very important for maintaining a healthy mouth and a bright smile. When combined with dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, you can be assured of a healthy smile for a good number of years.
A healthy diet involves
- Eating fibrous vegetables that helps keep teeth clean.
- Drinking large amounts of water, helps keep the mouth rinsed.
- Avoiding any sugary foods that could lead to cavities.
- Try as much to limit smacks in between foods.