5 Easy Oral Care Tips

5 Easy Oral Care Tips

Taking care of your teeth is not easy, but it is also not as hard as you think. It consists of a simple set of instructions that if you follow, you would be keeping your teeth and mouth as healthy as they can possibly be. On the other hand, neglecting your oral care is dangerous not just to your teeth, but to your general health as well. So take the easy road, and follow these 5 easy oral care tips for healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

5 easy oral care tips

  1. The correct time and method of brushing:

    Brushing is the main act of oral hygiene. Over the years, a lot of research has gone into brushing to know what is the most effective method, what is the best time to brush, what type of brush to use, among others, and we’re here to give you the latest.
    You should use a simple, flat toothbrush of medium consistency. An electric toothbrush is great, but if your manual toothbrush does the trick, then just stick to it. You should brush twice daily, one of which times should be before bedtime. Use a sweeping motion from the gums to the teeth rather than the back and forth movement. It is gentler on the gums and more effective in cleaning.

  2. Toothpaste:

    Toothpaste is also an integral part of brushing. Some people are confused when it comes to how much toothpaste to use and which type to use. Generally, you should use toothpaste with Fluoride. Your dentist or hygienist can guide you on how much to use. A small amount of toothpaste (about the size of a pea) is more than enough. So you don’t need to lather the brush in paste.

  3. Floss (not an option):

    Brushing alone is not enough to clean the teeth thoroughly. The brush cannot hope to reach the areas between the teeth, which is where the floss comes in. If the string floss is tiresome, the you should switch to a more convenient method. These include interdental brushes, floss picks, and the ever popular water flosser.

  4. Mouthwash:

    A very useful aid to brushing and flossing. There are many types of mouthwashes with different active ingredients, each serving a specific purpose. Mouthwashes are used to decrease the inflammation of the gums, apply additional protective layers of Fluoride, and to give you a great and fresh breath.

  5. Keep up with your cleaning appointments:

    A very big part of your oral hygiene has nothing to do with you, but with your dentist\hygienist. Only they can determine if your oral hygiene regimen is working, or if you need to change tactics. They can also help you establish a long-term care plan including when you should visit them for cleaning, which type of brush, floss and mouthwash to use, and to keep you updated with the latest equipment and technology related to oral care.

Final words of advice

Our teeth are irreplaceable. Granted that technology has come a long way in the recent years regarding teeth repair and replacement, but nothing – and we mean NOTHING – even comes close to the comfort and natural feeling you get from your teeth. We are blessed with 2 beautiful and perfect sets of teeth .. Cherish them. You won’t get a Third chance