Spring is finally here, and while you’re enjoying everything the beauty of nature has to offer, that also means there’s no excuse to keep putting off the things that you’ve been procrastinating on all winter.
While you’re in the mood for spring cleaning, you might consider whether your teeth could need the same thing. Most people could stand to do a little bit more for their oral health; here are some things you may want to try.
Flossing is one of the most important parts of dental hygiene, and it’s unfortunately one of the most neglected. No matter how well you brush, there’s only so much you can do about plaque buildup between the teeth. If you don’t floss, these bacterial colonies can put you at greater risk of developing gum disease or even getting cavities between your teeth.
Maintain Good Dental Hygiene
In addition to flossing, you might want to make sure that your dental hygiene in general is where it needs to be. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to keep plaque deposits at bay and to strengthen your enamel, then follow that up with an antibacterial mouthwash.
You should also make sure that you’re brushing for the full dentist-recommended 2 minutes, and that you’re taking care to brush the back side of your teeth well.
See your Dentist for Cleanings
For some people, the only reason that they take care of their teeth is to avoid the dentist. That’s going about it all wrong; your dentist is an invaluable partner in keeping your teeth healthy and shining!
No matter how diligent you are with regular brushing there are places in your mouth that you can’t reach on your own, and plaque buildup in those places can still cause serious oral health problems. It’s also more likely to turn into tartar the longer you put off seeing your dentist.
If you’ve struggled for a long time to get your smile where you want it to be, keep these tips in mind; they’ll be able to help you get the teeth of your dreams!
About Our Practice
At Colombia Healthy Smiles, we’re happy to see you just once for any issue you might have, but we’re confident that once you see the incredible quality of care that we have to offer, you won’t be able to wait to see us again! Everyone on our team works hard to ensure that we can help people of all ages get the incredible oral healthcare that they deserve!
If you have any questions about the benefits of preventive dental care, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (573) 875-7071.