As the old saying goes, the best accessory you can wear is your smile. This is why it’s so important that you keep on top of your oral hygiene routine and do your utmost to keep your teeth in good working order. Here are a few simple steps that you can take in order to achieve this!
We are all well aware that we need to clean our teeth twice a day, every day. So it’s important that you keep on top of this basic practice. It’s possible to clean your teeth thoroughly with a manual toothbrush but most people don’t put the required effort in, so generally speaking, it’s better to opt for an electric brush with different speed settings and the brush attachment with the most bristles possible. Electric toothbrushes are more likely to make a good job of cleaning your gnashers with minimal effort. Remember to brush your tongue too! Bacteria is just as likely to build up here as it is on your teeth. As for the gaps between your teeth, you should use floss once a day to remove any build up or bits of food that have caught in the spaces between your teeth. Use dental tape for your front teeth and interdental brushes for between your molars. Finish the whole routine off by rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash. This will help to form a plaque resistant barrier and keep your breath fresh too!
Visiting the Dentist
As well as carrying out this basic hygienic practice, you should visit your dentist regularly. Try to fit an appointment in every six months. A dentist will be able to survey the general health and wellbeing of your mouth, teeth, gums, and tongue. If they identify any problems, they will be able to fix them swiftly with procedures such as fillings, root canals, crowns, or bridges. They will also be able to fix gum recession. If you want to take things a step further, you could opt from a whole range of aesthetic treatments, such as straightening and whitening.
Visiting the Hygienist
You’d be surprised with how many people who are still cleaning their teeth incorrectly as adults. While this is a basic skill, we can often become haphazard or lazy with our brushing and slip into bad habits. Visiting a hygienist will put an end to these problems, as they can advise you on different brushing styles, as well as recommending products that will best suit you and the lifestyle you lead. They will be able to take a look at your mouth and ensure that you are doing everything right when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene. They will also be able to tackle any hard to reach areas on your behalf and give you a professional scale and polish. This will ensure that you don’t have any tartar or plaque build up and you will leave with a sparkling smile!
As you can see, it’s relatively simple to keep on top of your oral hygiene. You just have to be committed to the cause! If you follow the above advice, your teeth should remain in good nick for years to come!