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Tips for Proper Oral Hygiene

North Shore Orthodontist provides dentistry services. Nobody wants to have a bad breath, even just thinking about it could make you cringe. Clean and healthy teeth equal confidence in your smile and yourself. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is detrimental to healthy teeth. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth clean and in good health.

Brush your teeth properly and regularly

When brushing your teeth, use the up and down, back and forth technique. You should also brush your teeth preferably twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Additionally, remember to brush your tongue and gum too. However, it should be light brushing, using a lot of force can end up causing more harm to your teeth, gums, or tongue.

Floss properly and regularly

Brushing your teeth alone cannot completely clean your teeth, it cleans the surface only. On the other hand, flossing cleans in between your teeth, removing any food residue and bacteria. Hence it is very important to floss your teeth at least once a day.

Visit your dentist regularly

Do not wait to have a toothache to visit your dentist. Regular check-ups will save you all that pain. Visit your dentist as often as you can for dental cleanups and oral check-ups, some problems are best dealt with early.

Clean your toothbrush

Cleaning your toothbrush is as simple as rinsing it with water after use. It cleans out used paste residue that may harbor bacteria.

Change your toothbrush

The longer a toothbrush is used, the less efficient it becomes with cleaning your teeth, bristles wear out, break, and also bend. Hence it is a good practice to change your toothbrush every after three months.

Use mouthwash

Mouthwash also helps clean your teeth and maintain a good breath. It is good practice to use mouthwash since it can reach and clean areas in your mouth that you may not reach with a toothbrush.