Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems.
Why is dental care important?
Neglecting your teeth and gums can lead to other health problems such as:
forms of cancer
A beautiful smile can help you feel confident!
Brush Like a Pro
Spend 2 minutes brushing your teeth, twice a day.
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums.
Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
Brush the outer tooth surfaces, the inner tooth surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
Don't forget to brush your tongue.
How often should you brush your teeth?
Floss Like a Boss
Floss your teeth once a day
Guide the floss between your teeth using a gentle rubbing motion.
When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C shape against one tooth. Gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth.
Bring the floss back toward the contact point between the teeth and move the floss up or down the other side, conforming the floss to the shape of the tooth.
Hold the floss tightly against the tooth. Gently rub the side of the tooth, moving the floss away from the gum with up-and-down motions.
Repeat this method on the rest of your teeth.
More Dental Tips
Having the right tools is important. Remember to keep you teeth clean you also have to keep you tools clean and fresh.
Take the time and spend the time!
Pro Tip! Pick you favourite song and brush your teeth along with it for the duration of that song!
Don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush.
Even when your tired - don’t take a brushing session off!
Don’t skip flossing. Flossing is a vital part of oral hygiene. No one wants to see food in your teeth!
Don’t smoke - yellow teeth is never cool.
Don’t ignore your diet. Eating too many acidic or sugary foods can multiple health problems.
What type of tooth brush is best?
Now that you have a handle on maintaining or improving your dental health, keep your momentum up! If you're already on track and brush twice a day that's great! Add to this routine by flossing and making healthy food choices.
If not, now is the time to make a change!!!!
How much of this do you already do? What can you add to your routine today?
Brush 2x a day
Drink 8 glasses of water
Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and veggies
Use a straw for coffee, tea and sweet drinks
See the dentist!