Maintaining a good oral health seems simple, but people just can’t do it right. Yes, we are brushing our teeth every day, but are we doing it right? People’s busy schedules are among the reasons why they can’t maintain a good oral health. However, you should take note that the healthier your mouth is, the more money and time you will save in the future. So how can you maintain a good oral health? Here are some tips.
Maintaining Good Oral Health
Brush Properly. Brushing the teeth is somewhat tricky. Many people think that they are brushing properly, but in fact, they are not. Here is how you should brush your teeth.
- Brush your teeth using the right technique. Make sure that you are brushing every tooth and every angle of your teeth.
- Take time in brushing. You should not rush when brushing. Instead, take time so that you can brush every part of your tooth. You should brush for at least 2-3 minutes.
- Brush your tongue. It is not only the teeth that need to be cleaned. The tongue needs to be cleaned as well. This will not only help in maintaining a good oral health, but it also helps in preventing bad breath.
Floss Regularly. Many people believe that brushing alone can clean the teeth. However, brushing is not enough. Aside from brushing, you should also consider flossing on a daily basis. Make sure to floss after eating breakfast and dinner. Also, it is best that you use the right floss for your teeth. You might need to use ribbon floss when you have teeth which are very close to each other. You might also consider using a disposable dental floss or perhaps a toothpick when you are always eating outside.
Visit the Dentist Regularly. Brushing a dentist should not only happen when you are suffering from an oral health problem. Rather, it should happen on a regular basis, maybe once a month or so. Your dentist will not only check your mouth, but he will also tell you how you can maintain a good oral health. By visiting your dentist, you can surely avoid dental restorations in the future, thus, saving you money.
If you are in San Diego, make sure to visit us at Dr. March’s clinic. Dr. Lynne A. March and her staffs are always ready to help you, regardless of your oral issue. You can reach us by sending us an email or by calling us at (619) 285-1200.
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