Tips to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Brushing twice a day may seem a lot of effort to some, let alone adopting a healthy oral hygiene routine. However, if you find the balance to do what works best for you, it’s relatively easy to bring such changes into your daily practice.
These tips not only make your teeth shinier and oral health better but also minimizes the chances of any tooth decay or sensitivity in the longer run. The sooner you have a good routine for your oral hygiene, the easier it will be to avoid dental problems.
Flossing may sound like a hassle, and statistics show that most adults show resistance to floss daily and claim that they are better off without any floss. A common myth about flossing is that it increases the gap between your teeth and serves as the primary reason people hesitate to floss. However, the truth is flossing is critically important to remove any food particles that reside in between your teeth and do not cause any gap. If allowed to reside in your mouth, these food particles will cause further cavities, leading to sensitivity at an early age.
If you use any tobacco products such as cigarettes, snuff or cigars, it is high time to prioritize your dental hygiene and get rid of these products. Tobacco products lead to discoloration of the tooth and contribute to tooth decay and oral cancer.
Eat Crunchy Foods
Our specialized dentists advise keeping the jaws healthy and functioning by not limiting your diet to soft food and drinks and switching to more crunchy vegetables such as spinach, bell peppers, celery, and carrots.
The fluoride present in the tap water, at times, is not enough to take care of our teeth. Therefore, look for fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.
Using mouthwash helps you reduce acidic content in your mouth and increase the range of minerals available for teeth. A good mouthwash will prevent sensitivity, gum disease and also work against bad breath. All you have to do is rinse your mouth with 20 ml of mouthwash for 30 seconds.
Be in Touch with Your Dentist
It is always the best practice to remain in touch with a dental practitioner to counter any serious concerns.
Our team of specialized doctors is here to assist. Dial 479.646.0706 now to book an appointment, or visit our website to inquire about our services. To stay up to date with River Valley Smile Center, like us on Facebook.