How To Develop a Good Dental Routine

What is a Dead Tooth?

When it comes to anything you hope to gain in life, having a routine set in place will likely help you achieve your goal faster and more thoroughly. Routines need not be complicated or overly involved to be successful, they simply need to be carried out. For those who want to lose weight, they must adhere to a diet and exercise routine. The same is true for those who want to protect their oral health and ensure that they keep their teeth for a lifetime. Developing a good dental routine is important and easy to implement. Below are tips for how to develop a good dental routine that will successfully protect your entire mouth.

  • Floss daily. Flossing is the most important part of a good dental routine, yet it is also the most neglected. Many people do not like flossing because it requires extra time and work, yet this extra effort is what can save your teeth from decay. Bacteria-laden plaque becomes trapped between the teeth, and because toothbrush bristles cannot reach these areas, floss is the only tool that can effectively clean these areas.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing is important because it loosens and removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth. Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste helps to protect the teeth from cavities and decay, also keeping your breath fresh. Brush at least twice a day, after meals when you can.
  • Rinse your toothbrush well. As your toothbrush removes plaque, bacteria become trapped in the bristles. Rinsing your toothbrush off under fast, running water helps to rinse bacteria away. It is also advised to allow your toothbrush to dry in an upright position so that it dries quickly and does not provide an ideal environment for remaining bacteria to thrive.
  • Replace your toothbrush often. Cleaning your mouth with a dirty tool makes no sense, which is why your dentist gives you a new toothbrush at each visit. No matter how well you rinse your toothbrush after each use, it will eventually harbor growing bacteria. You should replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months.
  • Visit the dentist twice a year. While what you do at home to care for your teeth is important, nothing can take the place of a professional cleaning and exam. Regular dental visits help keep your mouth clean and allow your dentist to identify areas of concern before they damage your smile.

Crabapple Dental encourages you to develop and implement a good dental routine to promote optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule your dental visit.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Sarah Roberts, Crabapple Dental
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