Nobody wants to have a rotten smile. It can be both ugly to look at and painful. Luckily, with care and good information, this is an avoidable situation. Use these tips to make sure your teeth stay healthy.
Brush your teeth at least two times a day. This is the recommendation from most dentists as well as the American Dental Association. Brushing should become a part of your usual routine so you never forget to do it. Don’t forget to floss!
You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes. Spending less time than that will not get rid of a good amount of plaque and bacteria. Leave yourself enough time for proper brushing, especially in the morning and at night. This will go a long way to preventing plaque buildup.
To clean your teeth effectively, select a soft-bristled toothbrush and be sure that the size is appropriate for your mouth. Let your brush dry in the air to avoid bacteria growth. Keep it upright, and let it have space to air out.
Avoid eating too many high-sugar foods. These foods are not good for your teeth. If you must eat these kinds of foods, make sure you eat them with a lot of water during a meal. Also, brush your teeth immediately after eating to help protect your teeth.
If you want your teeth to look their best, simply brushing won’t do the trick. You also are going to need to floss and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. Mouthwash is able to get rid of the germs that you miss when brushing, and floss is able to get rid of food and plaque between teeth. Do all of them.
Visit your dentist at least two times a year, or more, if you have any ongoing conditions. The single most effective way to protect your mouth is to receive consistent, adequate dental care. You will also find that you feel more comfortable around your dentist. This will be especially helpful if you ever need to have a complicated procedure done.
Nobody wants to see blackened roots of teeth looking back out at them from the mirror. It can be painful and ugly. Avoid this by staying on top of dental care and seeing your dentist regularly. Refer back to this information as needed to keep your teeth looking their best.