Yes, that title is misleading – because you will always need your dentist. In fact, you need to see your dental professional twice a year in order to maintain your healthiest smile. But practicing proper dental hygiene will make those visits much more pleasant. So, let’s take a moment to take stock on your dental practices. If you find that there is room for improvement, now is the time to make those changes. You’re one step closer to a bright, healthy smile!
It is no secret that you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and for at least two minutes – in the morning to start the day with fresh clean breath, and before bedtime to prevent any remaining cavity-causing bacteria from settling in your mouth while you sleep. Try rinsing between meals to keep bacteria from settling in.
When choosing your toothbrush, stick to soft bristles so that it is gentle on your gums. Hard bristles don’t mean a better clean and can be harsh on your gums. If you want mechanical, there are pros to them, but it isn’t necessary and won’t give you a better clean. Daily attention given to your teeth will give you those results.
There is one bit of our dental routines that seems to be the most forgotten – flossing. Flossing plays a very important part in our dental routines. Not only does it get stuff stuck deep between each tooth, but it also keeps your gums healthy by preventing bacteria from getting inside and causing infection. Don’t neglect flossing – it can really prevent lots of dental issues in the future.
For more information about dental health, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Dr. Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.