Putting Your Oral Hygiene Routine on Your Schedule
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Doctor Schwei
We all know how important taking care of our oral health is, but millions of us don't have good habits at home or fail to visit the dentist due to fear or lack of insurance.
In recent years, scientific studies have concluded that oral health is intricately related to our overall health. Dentistry has changed dramatically, putting the patient's comfort at the forefront of dental care.
All of us dentists want you to visit regularly, so don't think that we will make you feel embarrassed or ashamed if you have bad teeth because you haven't had a checkup in years. Putting your oral hygiene routine on your schedule can save you a lot of money down the road. What should your oral routine be like?
Brushing your teeth for two-minutes with a soft bristled toothbrush is essential for good oral health. This should be done twice daily. Find the time that works best for you and as long as you do it two times within a 24-hour period, you're all good.
Brushing alone cannot get to all the food particles stuck between your teeth. Even if you use one of those nice electric brushes, you still need to floss. Ask your hygienist if you should use regular, string floss or a water flosser.
Cleaning Your Tongue
The back of the tongue is where much of the bacteria in the mouth lives and can be the source of bad breath. Cleaning your tongue can make your mouth feel refreshed and extra. Many people avoid this because using something on the back of the tongue makes them gag.
Visiting Our Office
Even if you follow all the steps mentioned religiously, if you skip coming to our office, you can be ignoring some serious oral problems. From cavities, to gum disease, to plaque, some things can only be corrected by one of our professionals. Call us for an appointment today!
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