Having good oral hygiene is the key to prevent gum disease and spot tooth infection signs. Unfortunately, with a busy lifestyle, many people rush through their dental routines as they hurry to go to school, work, or just want to go to bed. But skipping or rushing with your dental routine can compromise your oral health. Therefore, you must keep your gums and teeth healthy for a long time and here is how you can do that.
Brush the Bacteria
Avoid having any kind of foods and drinks that have a low pH (acidic foods). Having these acidic foods followed with brushing can soften the enamel and erode it susceptible to decay over time. Do not eat any foods for 30 to 60 minutes before brushing.
- Brush your teeth for at least two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Spend the equal thirty seconds on each quadrant of your mouth.
- Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle pointed towards the gums.
- Brush the dental surfaces, sides, and gum lines of the teeth.
- Avoid consuming any food immediately after brushing to let the teeth benefit from the fluoride.
- Brush twice a day – morning and evening (after the meals).
Use Some Fluoride
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps that strengthens the enamel and to fight the bacteria. Opt for a fluoride toothpaste for your oral hygiene regime. Another way of providing enough fluoride to your teeth is by using a fluoridated mouthwash once daily.
Rinse It Out with Mouthwash
- Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after you brush and floss your teeth to rinse off any kind of bacteria or teeth infection signs present in the mouth.
- Sip a small amount of mouthwash and swish it with your lips closed around in your mouth for 30-40 seconds.
Floss Your Teeth
- Floss your teeth at least once a day.
- Use 45 centimetres of floss and wrap each end around your fingers and gently lower it in between your teeth.
- Make sure you floss the interdental spaces.
- Follow the curve of the teeth and avoid damaging your gums.
Clean the Tongue Clean
Tongue brushing is necessary to keep your dental health excellent.
- If you are using a toothpaste – Put a little bit of toothpaste on the brush and brush your tongue in circular motions.
- If you are using a floss – Take a piece of floss and wrap the ends on the tongue. Gently use the middle portion of the floss to scrape and clean the tongue.
- If you are using a tongue scraper – Take both the ends of the scraper and gently scrape the tongue with the middle portion to clean the tongue.
Good oral hygiene can significantly reduce the risk of dental issues, but it doesn’t provide 100% protection. It is important to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.