Dental Hygiene Habits Everyone Should Have

1. Brush Twice Daily

Brushing twice a day is crucial to your oral health. Brushing once in the morning and then once before bed is what most dentist recommend. In some special cases, they may recommend brushing after every meal, that way you can immediately get the food residue off of your teeth and gums.

2. Floss Every Day

Flossing is the most important step in your dental routine. By flossing you are able to reach everything that has settled between your teeth that can later cause tartar build up or cavities. Skipping the floss can cause bad breath, tooth loss, or even Gingivitis.

3. Mouth Wash Is Key

After brushing your teeth you should take the time to rinse your mouth with mouth wash. There are different mouth washes depending on your oral needs, such as fluoride rinses to help prevent cavities, whitening rinses to aid in keeping your teeth white, and regular rinses to help prevent bad breath.

4. Regular Dental Check Ups

Make sure that you are going to the dentist regularly. This usually entails a regular cleaning twice a year. During your check up they typically do x-rays of your teeth, check for cavities, and look into other problems you may have.

5. Eat Less Gum and Candy

Most dentists suggest staying away from gum chewing and candy because they can cause cavities to form faster. If you do decide to feed your sugar craving, try to feed it with “sugar free” candy or gum.

Written By: Hillary D. Griffin

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