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Your dental care is certainly one area of your health that you really need to manage and ensure you’re doing everything you can in order to make your teeth last. Here are some tips to keep your teeth healthy.
Brush Your Teeth With A Sturdy Toothbrush
Brushing your teeth is one thing you should do at least once a day. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth after every meal and so if you have the ability to do so, brushing your teeth three times is beneficial. However, that can only be effective if you’re using a sturdy brush and that the bristles on the brush are standing tall, rather than pushed further away from each other. As this happens, the quality of brushing is not so effective, and it might be doing very little to help with keeping your teeth clean. Try to replace the toothbrush when this starts to happen and as a guide. Every few months might be a good time to get it replaced, or at least the head of it if you’ve got an electronic one. Also be sure to throw away and replace a toothbrush if you have been sick.
Time Your Brushing
We may not realize this but brushing your teeth should take you around two minutes in order for it to be fully effective. But most of us won’t be doing half of that in time. Begin timing yourself to get a real sense of how much time you take to brush, and if it’s not enough, then you might want to look timing yourself more often so that you are brushing your teeth for longer. There’s a lot of food and bacteria that can build up in your mouth over the course of a few hours, so it’s important to get the brushing done properly.
Regularly See A Dentist
Dental care is important for you to do yourself, but you also need to go to your check-ups with a dentist to make sure everything is alright. Going to the dentist can be a medical appointment that we sometimes fear or skip because we’re too busy. Oral Care is as important as looking after all the other areas of your body, and gum disease and teeth problems can affect the rest of keeping your teeth healthy if you’re not careful. So take a friend or clear your schedule to make time to see your dentist every so often. If there’s any occasion where you’re worried about something, it’s always good to see your dentist to put your mind at ease.
Don’t Forget To Floss
Flossing is a stage in brushing that not everyone does, but it’s actually very important and should be seen as part of your brushing routine. Toothbrushes can only do so much, so try to remember to floss straight after brushing to really help with getting all of that food out of your mouth.