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tips for dental hygiene

Updated on July 25, 2011
Essential items for good dental hygeine.
Essential items for good dental hygeine. | Source


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
  • Floss
  • 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 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


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  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks sunshine, I appreciate the re-post on twitter and for leaving me a comment on here.

    You are the best

  • Sunshine625 profile image

    Linda Bilyeu 

    7 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Informative hub manthy! ADA suggests twice a year for dental cleanings. Just what I wanted to read before my root canal tomorrow! :) Voted UP and Useful!!

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks for stopping by Betty & Agaglia.

    Betty you have such a beautiful smile

  • agaglia profile image


    7 years ago

    Manthy, thanks for the good reminder about dental hygiene.

  • Betty Reid profile image

    Betty Reid 

    7 years ago from Texas

    Good tips. I use a flouride rinse to help remineralize sensitive teeth. Here is my virtual smile :D

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Thanks Apple and Phil - I appreciate the feedback.

    I'm on a mission to see some white teeth in my mirror.

    I guess it is due to lack of nicotine IDK.

    Have a good 1

  • Phil Plasma profile image

    Phil Plasma 

    7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

    I brush my teeth twice a day, normally, and floss every other day or so. Mostly out of laziness. I do see the dentist every six months, however, and get a thoroughly cleaning each time, so I am sure that helps. Great hub earning you a vote-up and interesting.

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    Carrie Smith 

    7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    Great tips. I like how you really broke down the steps and benefits for good oral hygiene. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and useful.


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