Back to Oral Healthcare Basics!
Brushing your teeth morning and night won’t guarantee that your mouth is getting the attention it needs. You could be missing some key essentials to your oral healthcare routine. Here’s a few tips on how to cover your bases and get the best clean possible!
Use Proper Brushing Techniques – Brush at a 45 degree angle to your gum line. Use a short back and forth motion. Then, hold the toothbrush vertically and use shorter strokes to focus on the back of your teeth and the front anterior teeth where plaque builds up often. Make sure you are brushing for long enough, for at least two minutes, daily.
Pick the right tool! Make sure you are choosing a brush that can reach into the difficult areas. Food can hide near the molars and can be difficult to get to. Most adults require a small or medium-sized toothbrush to achieve this.
Floss Properly + Use Mouthwash! Floss and mouthwash can get to places where your toothbrush cannot. Make sure to use these even when you are on the go!
Change your toothbrush periodically! Make sure to store it in a clean area and change the brush or brush head every 3-4 months. This helps to ensure your oral health care is the most sanitary!
Use a tongue scraper! Even after brushing, bacteria can still linger on your tongue. Using a tongue scraper helps to get rid of any remaining bacteria and help to keep your breath fresh!
For more dental care tips or a dental check up in Saint Laurent, contact Smiles First Saint Laurent today!
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