Teeth are designed to last a lifetime. With proper oral care, it is easy for someone to have healthy teeth and gums.
Are you someone who flosses and brushes your teeth at least twice a day? Brushing and flossing are necessary for good oral health, but there are a few other things you could be doing. Using an oral hygiene checklist is the best way to stay on track.
Most people know that poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems, such as gum diseases, infections and other major diseases like heart disease. Use our 10-Step Checklist to boost your oral hygiene and prevent you from losing teeth!
We challenge you to 30 days of following our Checklist!
10 Step Check list to Better Oral Hygiene:
Select the right Dental Hygiene Supplies
Choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste and flossing products will help you get on track to better oral hygiene. Electric toothbrushes tend to produce the best result, however soft bristled manual toothbrushes are a good second.
Brush your teeth (twice a day)
Brush your teeth in a circular motion, and don’t forget to brush the inside of the tooth as well!
Floss after you eat
Flossing removes smaller food particles and substances that the toothbrush can’t reach.
Limit Soda, Alcohol and Coffee intake
These drinks all have higher levels of phosphorus – leading to dental problems like cavities and tooth decay.
Keep away from Tobacco
Tobacco can cause cancer and other periodontal complications. It’s best to avoid tobacco at all costs.
Up Your Calcium intake
Calcium is a very essential element for teeth and bones. Vitamin D is also necessary for maintaining the health of teeth and gums. Vitamin B complex protects gum and teeth from bleeding and cracking.
Don’t forget to clean your tongue
Not cleaning your tongue can lead to bad breath.
Finish with mouthwash
To flush away all of the debris removed during brushing and flossing, swish mouthwash in your mouth at the end of your dental hygiene routine. For best results, choose a mouthwash with fluoride.
Have a toothache? Consult with your dentist
Toothaches are usually a sign of a bigger problem – like a cavity or tooth decay. The best solution is to see a trained dental professional.
Lastly, schedule your next cleaning and checkup!
Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will advise you properly on how best to keep your teeth and oral health in great shape.
Our professional dental team is full of valuable information, and we happily welcome any questions you may have regarding good oral hygiene and dental health.
Book your appointment by giving us a call at (905) 637-5463