Oral hygiene is an essential part of daily body care, as teeth not only affect your physical appearance, yet also stomach and heart issues. In this article we are talking about easy and important ways to prevent your teeth from tooth decay.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is second nature to almost everyone. It is the single most important thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy. But did you know you that you can improve the quality of your brushing by implementing small techniques?
- Brush your teeth for not less than 2 minutes each time your brush;
- Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle and brush in short up and down movements;
- Do not apply too much pressure. Gentle pressure will suffice and will not cause any permanent damage to your teeth;
- Do not brush your teeth more than 3 times a day.
Buying a toothbrush can seem like a daunting task. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different types that you can purchase. When choosing a toothbrush, you should pick one that:
- Select a toothbrush with a head that is small enough that allows you to reach all of the surfaces of your teeth;
- Choose a brush that is not hard enough to irritate your gums;
- Replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months.
Just like brushes, the number of different toothpastes available can be perplexing. We recommend that you purchase plain fluoride toothpastes as tartar fighting and whitening toothpastes can be damaging to enamel.
Flossing allows you to reach those areas that your toothbrush might not be able to. Flossing in the evening allows you to also remove any remaining food particles that may have accumulated during the day.
Use a fluoride mouthwash approximately an hour after brushing your teeth. Doing so before may deactivate the active ingredients in your toothpaste.
Last but not least, it is advisable that you visit your dentist once every 6 months.
Pay attention of what you eat, how carefully you brush and floss your teeth, visit your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup. eon Aligner team wishes many healthy smiles to you!