Brushing and flossing are the basics requirements to keeping your teeth clean, but did you know there is more than just that involved to keeping your smile healthy?
It’s true. Everything from tongue care to your diet to special mouth rinses to regular dental checkups – and more – all contribute to your overall oral health.
So allow DentistsRUs to help, and offer you these tips to enhance your oral health, and take your teeth and gums from just clean – to healthy!
Clean Your Tongue
Your tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria, so cleaning your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper, will help to prevent bad breath and harmful bacteria from building up in your mouth.
Maintain Your Toothbrush
Cleaning your teeth with a dirty toothbrush is somewhat defeating the purpose. Keeping your toothbrush clean means rinsing it thoroughly after each brush, keeping it in the open air to dry, and/or even dunking it in mouthwash to better clean and disinfect it.
Also, ensure you are replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months for optimal oral care.
Heavy Up on the Hydration
Drinking lots of water helps to hydrate your body, but it also helps to flush out toxins and rinse away food and sugars from your mouth. In addition, it helps you to produce saliva, which combats bacteria. You truly can’t drink too much water, so heavy up on your hydration – especially as the months begin to grow warmer.
Have a Conversation with Your Dentist
Often times people get in and out of the dentist office as quickly as possible, but taking the time to talk to your dentist or dental hygienist (before your mouth is filled with dental gear) will help you to better understand areas of concern, ways to combat such concerns, and even tips on trending dental care and options.
At DentistsRUs, we offer a wide range of dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland who can help you maintain or regain your BEST oral health. So call or click on any of our locations below, and get on your way to a beautiful smile for summer!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster