Your teeth are the first thing that people notice when you smile. If you have have yellow stained teeth then it can leave bad impression or make you conscious about your smile.
For your perfect smile and teeth it is very important to follow proper oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is the habit of keeping ones mouth and teeth clean and free of various disesase and problems. Oral hygiene should be carried out on regular basis for prevention from various dental problems.
Here are some tips for good dental health
Brushing your teeth regularly is an important step to fight off various dental disesase and problems
It is very important to brush twice in a day: in morning and at night before going to sleep.
It is advised to change your toothbrush in 2 months, replacing your toothbrush will increase the effectiveness of cleaning
Always brush for atleast two minutes to effectiviely clean your teeth
It is also important to choose the right toothbrush for your needs, one should select a toothbrush with soft bristles. Soft bristles can effectively clean your teeth are not hard on your gums. You can either use a manual or an electric toothbrush
Never brush your teeth with too much pressure and never overbrush your teeth. Use circular motion while brushing your teeth
After brushing your teeth rinse your tooth brush with hot water and store it away from toilet
Choose the right toothpaste which has fluoride content in it. Fluoride in your toothpaste is an important mineral to strengthen and nourish your teeth and fight tooth decay and other dental problems. You can also choose from various toothpastes if you have sensitive teeth. Always ask your dentist for recommendations on the best toothpaste for your teeth
Flossing is an important practice to follow in your oral care regimen
Always floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing removes food particles which are trapped between your teeth which can’t be cleaned by your toothbrush. It helps in reducing plaque buildup and prewvents from tooth decay and gum problems. Use a waxed floss if you have hard time sliding the floss betwenn your teeth.
After brushing and flossing rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash. Don’t use alcohol based mouthwash as it can dry your mouth and overpopulate the anaerobic bacteria in your mouth which can cause bad breath.
Always clean the back side of your tongue twice a day with the soft bristles of your toothbrush as it’s the major place for bacteria which causes bad breath. You can even use tongue scrapper for effectively cleaning your tongue. Take a small dab of toothpaste and softly use your toothbrush to clean your tongue with gentle pressure
Follow a healthy diet
By following healthy diet you will keep your mouth and teeth health too. Apple is an ideal choice to eat after a meals as they can clean between your teeth.
There is also a list of foods to avoid to keep your mouth healthy. Avoid eating foods that have high sugar or acid content and foods that stick to your teeth after eating such as candies, potato chips, and soft drinks. Avoid drinking too much coffee as it can stain your teeth.
Visit your dentist
Visit your dentist regularly and it is recommended to visit your dentist twice in a year even when you don’t have any problem. In addition to a great daily dental hygiene routine be sure to visit your dentist as he or she can keep an eye out for tooth deacay, gum disesaes or other dental problems and acan clean all the hard to reach places you might be missing