Everyone looks forward to enjoying the benefits of oral hygiene. Fresh smelling breath, pearly white smile, and healthy pink gums can be obtained only if you take proper dental care. When you visit our clinic for dental check-ups and examinations, our dentist will perform all the necessary procedures on you. Besides this, they will also recommend you follow home care to keep your oral health in place.
Here are some home care instructions and tips that you may get from our dentist:
Use the Right Toothbrush
Always use the right toothbrush and brush your teeth thoroughly. A soft-bristled multi-tufted toothbrush makes the right choice to brush your teeth. It is equally important to change your brush every three or four months because the bristles start getting worn out, which may hinder the ideal cleaning of your teeth.
Brush your teeth twice a day. At the same time, you must know the technique of brushing. Do not brush your teeth too hard or too often, as it may recede your gums and damage the surface of your roots.
Floss your Teeth
Apart from brushing your teeth, you must floss them too. Flossing is the best way to remove the accumulation of plaque and food particles from all the hard-to-reach places of your mouth. Floss your teeth after eating your food, especially at night.
Keep Sugary Food at Bay
Tooth decay is the most common dental problem among adults and children, and the major cause of tooth decay is sugary foods. Hence, we advise you to limit their intake. You must also limit drinking aerated drinks and alcohol.
Take Care of your Oral Health Habits
Apart from practicing dental hygiene, it is equally important to watch out for the oral habits that you have developed. Do not consume tobacco products, and it is best if you quit smoking. Other bad oral habits that you must quit immediately include biting your nails, chewing on pencils, oral piercing, clenching or grinding your teeth, etc.
Use Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is highly effective in preventing cavities as well as repairing your tooth enamel. Talk to our dentist, and they will recommend a good fluoride toothpaste. Brush regularly with this toothpaste to maintain your oral hygiene.
Drink Lots of Water
Keeping your mouth moist is integral. Dryness of the mouth not only increases the accumulation of plaque but also causes bad breath. You must, therefore, drink more water and keep yourself hydrated.
Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.