Having great teeth starts with having a great dental routine. Creating consistent habits can help your teeth stay healthy and keep you out of the dentist chair.
If you feel like you could develop better habits with your teeth, this list is for you! Prioritizing your oral health is absolutely necessary if you want to live a healthy life. Gum disease, cavities can all affect your overall health and lead to deeper problems if left untreated. No one wants to deal with that. That’s why we created this handy list that you can reference at any time to help improve your dental health.
Daily Dental Routine:
Brush your teeth twice daily
Floss your teeth twice daily
Use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash
What you Should do in your Dental Routine:
Avoid sugary drinks and sodas
Drink water and clear liquids when possible
Avoid chewy and sticky candies and caramels
Eat plenty of crunchy vegetables and fruits (think carrots and apples)
Every 6- Months:
Find a dentist you trust
Schedule routine 6-month dental cleanings (don’t miss these!)
Stay up to date on yearly x-rays at your dentist to check for decay and problems
Ask questions and learn proper flossing techniques
Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
Carry floss and an extra toothbrush in your purse or car so that you always have one on hand. You can pick up a travel toothbrush at the dollar store to keep it handy.
We hope these tips help keep your smile healthy! If you do start to notice pain in your teeth or jaw, it’s important to schedule an appointment immediately so that it does not cause infection or lead to other problems.
Keep these dental tips handy and you’ll always be in top shape– your gums and teeth will thank you!