Oral Hygiene Tips

Taking care of your teeth every day is crucial to achieving healthy teeth. There are many steps you can take in order to achieve this which will assist with prevention of any problems. These steps can be as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and incorporating flossing into your daily routine.
Brushing your teeth twice a day may seem simple, however, it can be easily neglected. Brushing your teeth removes any germs and plaque which is why it is detrimental to brush your teeth at least twice a day, with the most important time being at night before going to sleep. This will remove all the plaque and germs from everything that has been eaten from the whole day. The methods you use in your brushing your teeth are just as important. Take your time in using circular motions and reaching all parts of the mouth. The techniques used whilst brushing is the most important factor and if performed correctly can reduce the risk of unremoved plaque hardening, causing calculus to build up. It is also extremely important to ensure that the toothpaste being used contains fluoride. Fluoride strengthens the teeth defending against decay.
Healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth, which is why flossing everyday should also be a part of your oral hygiene routine. Flossing everyday will help remove plaque in between the teeth in hard areas that a toothbrush cannot quite get to. Flossing also stimulates the gums, reducing inflammation. There are many different tools to help you floss, so finding the right tools to help you floss can make all the difference.
Your diet is also a major factor in oral hygiene. Adding more water into your diet is not only beneficial to your overall health, but also oral health. Drinking plenty of water assists in washing out any acidic foods and beverages in-between brushing.
The most important tip for your oral hygiene is to visit the dentist every six months. Even when following all the correct protocols in oral hygiene, it is still important to visit the dentist as it is the most important method of prevention as any cavities or other problems can be spotted by x-rays before they become a major problem and treatment plans can be made. Visiting the dentist every six months also allows any calculus build up to be removed before it becomes a major issue.
Come visit us at Coomera Dental Centre to find out more about keeping your mouth in good health.