Developing a Good Dental Routine

Developing a Good Dental Routine

When it comes to accomplishing a goal, developing a routine can be extremely beneficial. Whether someone is trying to lose weight, get out of debt, or buy a new house, a routine can help them accomplish this goal.

However, when attempting to achieve a goal of optimal oral health, developing a routine is essential. Healthy, beautiful, white teeth are unfortunately not something that comes naturally and must be worked toward. But luckily for you, developing a good dental routine should just take only minutes from your day!

Flossing

Dental floss is a dental tool designed to clean the tight areas located between your teeth. Food particles, debris, and plaque can become trapped in these areas where a brush can’t reach. You should floss your teeth a minimum of once a day so that bacteria do not grow and cause damage and decay to your teeth and gums.

Brushing

Brushing is another essential part of a good dental routine; you should be brushing at least twice a day. When brushing, plaque and tartar are loosened from the teeth, allowing you to easily remove the bacteria after rinsing. Be sure to spend at least 30 seconds in each quadrant of the mouth (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right). Using fluoride toothpaste can help protect the enamel and your teeth from decay and cavities.

Toothbrush Care

Taking care of your toothbrush should be another step in your dental routine. After each use, make sure to rinse your toothbrush thoroughly, so bacteria do not get trapped inside the bristles of your brush and begin multiplying. Over time, bacteria will grow in your toothbrush, and the bristles will become worn; we recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months to combat this. However, if you notice earlier signs of wear-and-tear, you should replace your toothbrush immediately.

Professional Dental Care

The last step to a good dental routine involves the dentist. You should schedule routine examinations and cleanings so that a professional can examine your overall health and make any suggestions for treatment that may be necessary.