Maintaining dental health at home is the best way to prevent periodontal or gum disease from ever developing. Practices to be included in regular home care: daily brushing and flossing. Brushing after every meal is the most important, but be sure to also floss at least once a day. Proper dental hygiene at home, in combination with regular visits to your dentist, is the best way to maintain a healthy smile.
When using products such as toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc. be sure to read the instructions on how to use properly to get the best results. Doing so will keep your mouth healthy.
Here are some basic tips:
- Spend at least 3 minutes brushing your teeth two times a day.
- Use floss at least once a day every day for those hard to reach areas between your teeth.
- Try finding an ADA-approved brush and toothpaste.
Follow those tips and you’ll be fighting the buildup of plaque around your teeth, keeping your gums healthy, and help reduce bad breath, and tooth decay.
Next time you visit the pharmacy aisle looking for new dental tools, remember that there are products specifically made for every kind of mouth or treatment. These range from regular to soft or hard toothbrushes, to electric toothbrushes, toothpicks, waxed and unwaxed floss, mouth wash, etc. So if you are unsure on what to purchase, just ask your dentist what would best benefit you to include in your daily dental routine.