Oh no… your tooth hurts. It’s time to go to the dentist. Most people can’t stand going to a dental clinic, many of them have a fear of the dentist or the pain that comes from dental procedures. Well, the best way to prevent having to go to the dentist is by going to the dentist. I know this might sound counter-intuitive but most dental clinics say good oral hygiene is the key to not going to the dentist against your will.
So what are some tips to good dental hygiene? There are several but there are 4 main tips.
Brushing your teeth 3 times a day is a very important part of dental hygiene. Throughout the day you eat and drink which can cause bacteria to build up in your mouth. Not brushing or only brushing once a day can lead to bad breath, gum disease, and even tooth decay. Using the right type of toothpaste and toothbrush is very important.
When you eat tiny particles of food get stuck between your teeth or even sometimes bigger pieces if you’re eating chicken or similar meats. If those particles aren’t removed, over time long-term problems such as gingivitis, and other gum diseases. Gum disease can quickly take away the youthful look of your mouth by eating away at your gum and teeth. So be sure to floss at least once a day. 5 minutes can save you a lot of money and pain in the future. Most dental clinics will definitely stress this.
Brushing Your Tongue
So this might sound crazy, but brushing your tongue is crucial to your dental hygiene. Almost everyone overlooks this extremely important detail. You see your tongue isn’t clean at all. Since it’s filled with thousands of crevices bacteria hides under it, because of this it makes it impossible to simply rinse it away. You need to physically remove them by scraping
Getting a bi-annual teeth cleaning is the cherry on top for dental hygiene. Unfortunately, our toothbrush and floss can’t get the whole job done. So to make sure that you got everything we recommend coming in twice annually for a professional teeth cleaning.
If you follow all of these steps then you won’t have too many problems with your teeth. This means less dental visits and a cleaner more beautiful smile.
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