As much as we’d like to say that maintaining our teeth is an easy task, we know – from experience – that it is actually not. That is why we want to try and keep it as simple as possible by narrowing down 3 daily habits of those who maintain their teeth well.
3 Daily Habits of Those With Excellent Oral Hygiene
1. Brushing & Flossing
It should almost go without saying, but many people fail to brush and floss their teeth on a consistent, daily basis. It is recommended to brush at least twice a day, and floss at least once (preferably in the nighttime).
2. Using Proper Technique
Brushing and flossing everyday of course is important. But it doesn’t serve much of a purpose if it is performed with the wrong technique. You should never brush too hard and always brush over your gum line because that is where food particles and other debris rest. For flossing, you should always floss in a “C” shaped motion for every tooth.
If you ever feel like you are struggling and just can’t seem to “figure it out”, then simply call your dentist and have them explain the technique over the phone or come in for a quick appointment and receive a visual demonstration in office.
3. Drinking Water
This not only benefits your teeth, but your body as a whole. And we mean drinking water – not sugary drinks, fruit juices, and the like. Drinking water is vital in keeping your body hydrated which helps make sure your mouth is well nourished with saliva. Saliva is responsible for maintaining the bacteria in the mouth and preventing decay.
Benefits of Great Teeth
The benefits of great teeth are limitless. The mouth has been linked in many ways to the rest of our body. As in, if our teeth are bad, chances are it will breed bad consequences for the rest of our body.
On top of this, look at great teeth as an investment. The only thing you really need to invest is time, because standard oral care products are inexpensive.
Here, think of it this way… Wouldn’t it be nice to go into a routine dental appointment, have your X-rays taken, and then come out smiling because the dentist told you that you didn’t need anything other than to floss more? It’s a sigh of relief because most people need a cavity filling or other minor procedure to fix an imperfection that has resulted from a lack of care.