Are you wondering whether or not your oral hygiene habits are right? Do you wonder if you are doing something wrong? There are three golden rules that South Georgetown dentists would recommend for you to follow so that you have a great oral hygiene routine. Some of these you might have heard before, since they are tried and true tips. But keep reading on to make sure that you are doing things the correct way.
Many dentists will recommend that you use a mild toothpaste with a toothbrush that has bristles on the softer side. You should aim to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing twice, once when you wake up and once before you go to bed. This makes sure that between your dinner and breakfast, when you are sleeping, no food items are stuck in between your teeth. Leaving food stuck in your teeth can give you cavities, plaque, or decay due to bacteria. We also recommend that you brush in gentle up and down motions, rather than going from side to side.
Our dentists also recommend that you rinse out your mouth after each meal. The reason is similar to the reasons given above. Leftover food particles can cause tooth decay, and other oral health conditions. Rinsing can be necessary to dislodge these food particles in your teeth after you eat. You can also use a mild mouthwash to help freshen your breath as well, or you can just use plain old water.
Almost every dentist will recommend that you get bi-annual dental checks regularly is a central part of keeping any problems at bay. Dentists not only check your teeth at these appointments, but they also clean your teeth and gums. This makes it necessary for you to stay on track with your dental appointments.
Serving the Georgetown area, South Georgetown Dental is your go-to dental clinic. If you require general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry or dental implants, then our experienced and knowledgeable dental professionals will meet your needs and give you the best service possible. Book your appointment today on our website or call 905-702-0222 for more information.