So you are once again staring at your bathroom room, brushing your teeth, when you suddenly realize you are not doing enough for your oral hygiene. You promise yourself to devise a proper dental hygiene routine in the morning. So here it is, your much needed guide to healthy, pearly whites.
Brushing Your Teeth
Of course, every dental hygiene routine starts with brushing your teeth, but are you doing it right? Brush for a whole 2 minutes by holding it at a 45 degrees angle pointed towards the gums. Reach out for all the parts of your mouth, including the sides and the roof. Do it twice at least a day, once in the morning and once at night, with a fluoride toothpaste.
Although regarded as too much work, flossing once a day can greatly help you pull out any stubborn debris from the crevices of your teeth. Floss at the back of the mouth as well, and be sure to use new floss for both the upper and lower teeth.
Use a Mouthwash
For added protection against bacteria and breath refreshment, use a sugar-free mouthwash after having brushed and flossed. Taking a small swig of the mouth, swirl it around for a good 40-60 seconds.
Don’t Forget the Tongue
More often than not, we scrub the life out of our teeth yet cannot seem to get rid of the stale and reeking breath. The reason is a dirty tongue. It is therefore important to thoroughly clean the tongue every time you brush and floss.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Consumption of the right foods, especially detergent foods, will ensure the health of your teeth and gums.
Drinking water frequently ensures no debris is left in the mouth that encourages bacterial buildup.
Visit Your Dentist
Lastly, you cannot chart out the importance of your dentist in reinforcing your oral health so it is recommended to pay a minimum of two dental visits annually.
These are some effective yet simple ways to build an effective dental routine.