Oral Hygiene is important part of our physical appearance and overall health. Having a good oral hygiene through daily dental care routine may prevent you from the risk of having serious dental problems. Brushing your teeth properly is part of a complete dental care routine to have a healthy teeth and gums. Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste twice a day especially in the morning and before bedtime for at least 2 minutes to remove any food particles and dental plaque which can damage teeth and gums overtime. Flossing daily also plays significant role to your dental hygiene, it helps remove food that’s stuck in between teeth.
Here are some dental care routine and proper brushing techniques to help you achieve good oral hygiene.
- Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
- Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
- Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
- To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
- Clean in between teeth with floss daily to remove remaining food particles.
- Eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid sugary and acidic food and beverages or at least rinse your mouth with water right after consumption of sugary and acidic food and beverages.
- Replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner you noticed bristles are frayed already.
- Don’t forget to brush your tongue or you can use tongue scraper to remove bacteria that cause bad odor.
- Visit your dentist regularly or every six months for oral examination and professional cleaning.