You should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time with a soft bristled toothbrush. Use toothpaste that contains fluoride to prevent cavities. Brush your gums at the same time you’re brushing your teeth. This can prevent gum disease.
Flossing your teeth at least once a day can get rid of the plaque buildup in between your teeth. Your toothbrush can’t reach these areas; so flossing is the only way to avoid plaque buildup between the teeth.
Mouthwash should never be used as substitute to brushing and flossing your teeth. However, when used in conjunction with brushing and flossing, mouthwash has many benefits. It can help keep your breath fresh, as well as kill and maintain the bacteria in your mouth.
Regular Visits To The Dentist
Visit your dentist at least every 6 months to have a dental cleaning and examination performed. These visits will help catch any potential dental issues when they’re still small and treatment is simple.
When brushing your teeth, don’t forget to brush your tongue as well. There are many bacteria living on the surface of your tongue, which can negatively impact your dental health. Brushing these bacteria away can also go a long way towards maintaining the levels of bacteria in your mouth.
Avoiding Tobacco Use
Not only can tobacco use cause oral cancer, it can also cause the teeth to become damaged and yellowed. You’ll be doing your oral hygiene a big favor by kicking the tobacco to the curb.
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We know that by following these steps to good oral hygiene, you can improve your chances of having a beautiful and healthy smile to last a lifetime. If you’d like more information about how to improve your oral hygiene routine, or to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Bahar Esmaili, please contact PeakView Dentistry today. Our office is located in beautiful Boulder, CO.