Four Basic Dental Tips for a Healthy Smile

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Dental tips

Dental tips can help everyone, including adults, and if you are a bit rusty when it comes to your oral hygiene, Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics has some basic dental tips that everyone should remember.

Brushing

Everyone knows that it is important to brush twice each day, but most people aren’t aware that you should brush for two minutes each day with a soft bristled brush. Brushing too hard or with a hard bristled brush can damage gums. Be sure to brush at a 45-degree angle making contact with your teeth and gums. Brush back and forth and up and down and don’t forget to brush the back of your teeth. Brush your tongue as well as it is teaming with bacteria. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush and swap it out every two to three months or if it is showing signs of wear.

Flossing

Flossing at least once each day prevents plaque from attaching itself to your teeth and gums. Plaque is that sticky film that you can feel after meals and after you wake up in the morning. Flossing helps prevent mineral deposits, known as tartar from damaging your gums. Flossing is necessary, as it is impossible to reach into the nooks and crannies to remove all of the food debris and bacteria.

Mouthwash

Using a mouthwash a couple of minutes after brushing helps prevent gingivitis. These days mouthwashes can add fluoride, whiten teeth and keep gum disease at bay. Don’t rinse right away after brushing as it can wash away the fluoride from your toothpaste. Wait a couple of minutes and then rinse for 30 seconds or more with an American Dental Association approved toothpaste.

Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dental Cosmetics recommends that you schedule regular dental appointments twice a year or more so if you are prone to gum disease or tooth decay. Regular checkups are also good for overall health as Dr. Ringer can detect early warning signs for other health issues including oral cancer.

Dental tips are important, and if you are trying to remember the last time that you saw your dentist, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer and Dental Cosmetics today.

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