Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist can help you to maintain a set of healthy pearly whites. You might think that brushing your teeth every morning and night is sufficient in giving u healthy teeth and gums. This may not be true if you are brushing your teeth the wrong way or even using wrong dental tools.
Here are some dental hygiene tips to look after your teeth and gums.
- Right Toothbrush
Select a toothbrush which the head and bristles are small enough to reach into the crevices of your molars where bits of food tend to hide. Most adults require a small or medium-sized toothbrush to do the work.
- Floss Regularly
Just as brushing regularly is important, flossing your teeth regularly is also equally important. Flossing helps to get rid of food residue which is stuck between the teeth. It is recommended to floss at least once a day.
Using mouthwash is useful for reaching areas where toothbrushes and floss can’t reach in case
there are still same debris left in the gum line and this could cause gingivitis. Adding a mouthwash to your oral care regime can give you an even more thorough clean.
- Change Your Toothbrush
Bristles on the toothbrush deteriorate with time and you may not get the best clean anymore. It is best to change to a new toothbrush every three or four months.
- Regular Dentist Visit
Visiting your dentist every six months can identify any underlying problems early. There are certain dental problems which you may not be able to identify on your own. The dentist will be able to give you a more thorough oral check to ensure that your teeth and gums are at optimum health.