Do you ever wonder if you’re missing something in your oral hygiene routine? If so, we are happy to help you by telling you how to properly care for your smile! If you wish to deeply clean your teeth each day as well as achieve your oral health goals, we encourage you to do the following things to give your teeth, gums, and underlying bones the best chance at a healthy and successful life:
• Brush, brush, brush: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is strongly recommended that you brush for at least two minutes each time and you focus on cleaning each individual tooth. Make sure you also brush the tongue as well as behind the teeth. If you desire a cleaner smile, we encourage you to brush your teeth after each meal and snack.
• Don’t forget to floss: Flossing is very important. This technique successfully cleans the areas your toothbrush couldn’t reach, like between your teeth and behind your molars. While you floss, the plaque and tartar are removed from your smile, which reduces the risks of developing gum disease. This is also a great way to remove the food particles that are stuck in your smile. It is strongly recommended that you floss your teeth at least once a day.
• Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash of your choice, whether it’s herbal mouthwash, homemade mouthwash, or anti-gingivitis mouthwash. To successfully rinse, simply sip a small amount of the liquid into your mouth, swish it around for 30-40 seconds (or however long the mouthwash label suggests), and spit the liquid into the sink once the time is up.
• Attend your dental checkups: Your dental checkups are vital if you wish to prevent dental issues and achieve your smile goals. During your appointment, your dentist or hygienist will remove the plaque that lives on the surfaces of your teeth and will examine your oral cavity for any signs of dental issues, like gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay.
If you do all of these things, we are so proud of you! You are on the right track toward having the healthiest smile possible. If you are missing one or more of these techniques, today is the perfect day to start including them in your teeth cleaning routine! If you have any questions, please call 843-884-1215 today. We look forward to hearing from you!