Never Forget Your Dental Hygiene!

24 Jul 2019

Never Forget Your Dental Hygiene!

Just as we have other routines in our life that promote good health, the same should be for dental hygiene and care. Do you ever have trouble remembering what your oral care regime should be? We are here to set some reminders that help you stay on track. 

With the demands of life, it’s not always easy to set up a routine. It’s best to organize it in simple steps so it helps eliminate pressure. Waking up early and focusing on what we have to do is sometimes difficult and it also is when we return from a long day’s work.  Like anything else, creating a checklist for our oral care is a way to remind ourselves of how important it is. Plus, putting fifteen minutes aside for your dental hygiene is extremely worth it! More and more studies have shown that there’s often a link between Alzheimer’s disease and neglecting oral care. That’s just one of many ailments that can arise due to poor oral care. 

Here’s a list of four things you should do daily for your dental hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and for a minimum of two minutes.  For the best results, it is suggested that you hold your brush at a 45-degree angle.  Be sure to clean the outside and inside of your teeth as well as the back ones that are harder to reach. 
  2. Don’t forget to floss! While it may seem like brushing gets rid off particles on your teeth, it doesn’t! Teeth must be flossed between each tooth as well as on the front and back of your tooth on both the top and bottom.
  3. Remember to use mouthwash after you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth. Do so by taking a cupful of mouthwash and swishing it in your mouth for 30 seconds then spit it out. You can repeat the process twice for an extra, fresh, touch!
  4. Clean your tongue by using some toothbrush to lightly scrub it then rinse.  A tongue brush is the best way to go about cleaning it so be sure to implement that into your oral care regimen.  It helps to scrape bad bacteria off of your tongue. 

By using all the suggestions mentioned you will be implementing fantastic dental hygiene! 

Pelham Dental Group