Proper teeth care may be something you don’t think twice about. You take care of your teeth the way your parents taught you and continue on about your day. But are you missing out on important steps for giving your teeth total care?
With this daily guide to healthy teeth you may recognize many of the things you do every day (and maybe some you don’t) and all will help you maintain your smile and protect your teeth. No matter if you are 8 or 88 this daily proper teeth care guide is for you.
Daily Guide for Proper Teeth Care:
Brush all teeth twice daily-singing (in your head) the Happy Birthday song while you brush will ensure that you clean every tooth. Don’t forget to scrub your tongue as well.
Floss at least once daily-whether you find flossing fun, it is important to floss at least once daily. If your routine includes flossing only once per day I recommend doing it nightly after a good teeth brushing.
Gargle with mouthwash-mouthwash may already be part of your daily routine and if you’re a fan you know the benefits of a good gargle as part of your brushing routine.
Staying away from certain foods such as those high in sugar; refraining from using tobacco; and limiting alcohol use will also help you care for your teeth properly and maintain your beautiful smile.
The above steps in the daily guide for proper teeth care are important to remember but you also must visit your dentist for regular check-ups as well as to discover the best products for your mouth and teeth.
Of course having the best products for your mouth and teeth does not mean you must run out and buy a $200 toothbrush or use gold plated floss. Simply following the advice of your dentist about which toothbrush to buy (e.g. soft, medium, hard bristles) and how to properly use floss and mouthwash are essential for your daily proper teeth care.
This daily guide for total teeth care covers your basic teeth care needs but please feel free to visit the reference section below and click the links to find further tips for how to properly care for your teeth. And remember to speak with your dentist about which teeth care products may work best for you.
Now go on-take proper care of those teeth and show off that beautiful smile.
American Dental Association
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