Improving your dental health is a vital part of improving your overall health! However, sometimes it can be challenging to incorporate elements of dental care into your everyday routine. If you’re struggling to improve your oral care routine, here are a few tips to set you up for success.
Upgrade Your Toothbrush
Are you noticing more plaque and calcium buildup on your teeth? Upgrading your traditional toothbrush for a soft-bristled electric toothbrush is an excellent investment in your dental health. Many of these toothbrushes have automatic timers, so you know when you’ve brushed for the proper amount of time- about 2 minutes! Make sure that you’re not brushing too hard and use a 45-degree angle toward your gum line to avoid wearing away the enamel on your teeth and protect your gums.
Floss and Rinse for Your Dental Health
Flossing correctly is essential for your dental health. Regular brushing only reaches a little over half of your teeth’s overall surface, so flossing ensures you get all of the plaque and tartar buildups on the other half. Make sure to get under your gums, but not too hard, since that can cause damage and other issues in the long run. If you have any questions about how to floss properly, don’t hesitate to ask! Once you’ve flossed, you should also take the time to rinse your mouth out with water or mouthwash too. This will rinse out any debris you loosened up during flossing.
Keep An Extra Toothbrush Around
Having an extra toothbrush in your bag or office can help with any lunch or snack pieces caught between your teeth. Since you never know when you’ll get food particles in your teeth, brushing right after eating is great for improving your dental health. When toting your extra brush around, just make sure you cover it and keep it secure and dry to avoid bacteria growth or dust settling on your toothbrush.
Take Care of Your Tongue for Your Dental Health
Just like your teeth and gums need care to look and feel their best, your tongue deserves a little care as well! Bacteria grows on your tongue and can contribute to bad breath or other plaque buildups. You can brush your tongue just like you brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush. We recommend also using a mouthwash with fluoride to kill the bacteria on your tongue and protect your teeth at the same time.
Catonsville Dental Care is The Best Choice for Your Dental Health
Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation, you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.