Everyone knows how important it is to keep your mouth clean to avoid cavities and tooth decay. Everyday life can be challenging and sometimes we simply forget and do not have time to look into new ways to keep your smile healthy. We have listed some ways and methods that you can apply to your daily routine to help make sure that your smile will last a lifetime. Some things below in our list may also just be an enhancement to what you are already doing.
Brushing is something that you have had most likely heard about your entire life and will continue to hear about. Helpful Tip: Maybe you can try an electric toothbrush as it will have a built-in timer to help you ensure that you are brushing for the proper amount of time. Most patients tend not to brush their teeth for the appropriate amount of time.
Flossing is always associated with brushing as they go hand in hand and usually done one after the other. Flossing is vital to make sure that your oral hygiene is at its peak at all times. Helpful Tip: Maybe you can try a water flosser such as the Waterpik. They are more fun to use instead of flossing and have proven to be more effective than traditional dental floss.
Do not forget your tongue! Bacteria can rest and grow on your tongue. Bacteria that grow on your tongue can cause bad breath and discoloration of your tongue. You can either use your toothbrush after you brush to scrub your tongue. Either way that you decide to clean your tongue, it is up to you, we just want to make sure that you clean it. Helpful Tip: Try a tongue scraper as they are very inexpensive, and will ensure that your tongue is clean and bacteria free.
Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your overall health but it is also crucial for the health of your mouth. Water will not only help rinse away some bacteria but it will also prevent dry mouth.
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If you are interested in learning more about new ways to keep your mouth clean or if you’re simply searching for a family dentist in the Hopewell Township, NJ and Pennington, NJ area, Family & Spa Dentistry is accepting new patients. Call us at 609-303-3058 to Schedule an appointment with Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci today to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one achieve the smile of your dreams!