Tips for Maintaining Oral Health

Tips for Maintaining Oral Health

Choose the correct Tooth brush

Find a toothbrush whose head and bristles are compact enough to reach into the crevices of your molars, food debris like to hide in there after you eat. The International Dental Health Association has stated, most adults require a small or medium-sized toothbrush for this purpose.

Keep your Tooth Brush Clean

You don’t need a lot to keep your tooth brusgh clean. The ADA warns that covering your toothbrush can actually lead to the growth of bacteria and introduce it into your mouth. Simply rinse your tooth brush after each use and allow it to dry. Avoid sharing tooth brushes with others.

Minimize Snacking

Brushing well will clear your teeth of bacteria and food particles, however if you have a snack afterward, you’ll need to brush again before going to bed. A snack before sleep (without brushing) can allow food particles and sugar to remain on your teeth for too long, providing fuel for bacteria that feeds on it.

Floss Regularly and Correctly

Flossing must be done properly to ensure, you reach between teeth, you actually get to the food particle that are lodged in there. Ideally, use a long piece of floss , ensuring you to use a fresh area of floss every few teeth. Keep in mind the floss should rub against the teeth in a motion that creates a forward or backward C shape, wrapping the floss around each tooth.

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