tips for dental hygiene
The purpose of this hub is to provide the reader with some tips for taking care of your teeth and good dental hygiene.
To have good dental Hygiene you must
- Brush your teeth
- Use mouthwash
- See your dentist regularly (once a year)
Always use a toothbrush you are comfortable with and one that will not irritate your gums,bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease or it could just be that you are using a toothbrush that is to stiff, you may want to try a soft or medium brush.
Apply the toothpaste and brush your teeth in a circular motion starting at the gumline and work your way slowly from the back and all the way around.
One of the reasons for brushing is to remove plaque that builds up around your gums, so make sure you brush long enough to get that plaque off your teeth,you can feel plaque on your teeth with your toungue.
Be sure to brush both sides of your teeth, the front and the back.
A good thing to do to make sure you are brushing long enough is to time how long it takes you to brush your teeth, it takes me around 2 minutes but I have a electric toothbrush so it may take you a little longer if you are using a regular toothbrush.
Also remember that a toothbrush does not last forever, change it often, like every two months.trust me it is worth the money to avoid having to go to the dentist with a cavity.
How often should you brush?
I brush my teeth after every meal, so I would say a minimum of three times a day would be a good start.
After brushing you should floss
The reason why you floss is to get the food or anything that is stuck in between your teeth out.
You should wrap the floss around your fingers and slowly go in between all your teeth removing plaque and any food.
Don't try to rush flossing, it should take you a minimum of three minutes to floss in between all of your teeth.
Next rinse with water,just to clean out everything
Finally rinse with Mouth Wash
You want a mouth wash that kills germs that cause plaque but it shouldn't be so strong that it discourages you from using it.
I can't use Listerine brand because it is too strong for me.
So pick an mouthwash that you like and swish it around in your mouth so it gets in between your teeth for about 30 seconds and spit it out.
Some benefits of good dental hygiene
- You will have whiter teeth
- You will be more attractive to the other sex
- It will save you money by preventing cavities etc.
- People won't turn away when you talk...LOL
Thanks for stopping by my hub - as always God-Bless-Us-ALL