Dental Routine

Improving Your Daily Dental Routine

Your dental health starts at home. Your dentist may be the expert but your daily dental routine is ultimately what determines how clean and healthy your mouth is going to be. So here are some quick tips you can use at home to improve your dental routine for healthy teeth and gums.

Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Mouthwash is a valuable tool in your nightly routine, so add it in right before you brush every night. It will loosen up the plaque on your teeth for your toothbrush to take away and can even prevent certain oral diseases. While washing your mouth might make sense after you brush, the mouthwash will only wash away all the good you’ve just done so be sure that you’re doing it before. Also, it is important to get a mouthwash that is alcohol-free. Your saliva plays a big part in keeping your teeth and gums clean, and the addition of alcohol dries out your mouth and inhibits your mouth’s natural abilities.

Eating Better

What is the main cause of the problems with your oral health? Bacteria. And there is nothing bacteria like more than sugar. The more you eat, from candy to carbs, the more the bacteria in your mouth will multiply, threatening the health of your teeth and gums. Try eating better and you can starve out the bad bacteria in your mouth and improve your oral health. Some fruits and vegetables even help to clean and whiten your teeth, like apples and oranges.

Regularly Switch Out Your Toothbrush

Everything has an expiration date. Your toothbrush is no exception. Over time, all those little food and plaque particles that you’ve been brushing out of your teeth every night are going to start to build up on your toothbrush, and it could start doing more harm than good. If you want to keep your smile bright and healthy, make sure that you are switching out your toothbrush at least every three months before it starts to lose its effectiveness.

Contact us!

Schedule your dental check-up today, at our Friendly Dental of Worcester office at (508) 791-4000, Unique Dental of Worcester office at (508) 753-5488, Taunton Dental Center office at (508) 822-1281, Uxbridge Family Dental office at (508) 278-2015.

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