Of course, it’s important to keep your mouth as clean as possible by brushing, flossing, scraping and rinsing and by keeping to a schedule of six-month professional checkups and cleanings. It’s also important to use the right tools and to take care of them properly.
Everyone should brush with a soft bristle toothbrush twice a day and floss at least once but some people have particular needs that call for specific formula toothpaste and mouthwashes. Not a problem – have you shopped the dental care aisle lately?! You can find products that promise to whiten and brighten your teeth and others that claim to relieve tooth sensitivity or give you extra protection against cavities. Look for the Seal of Approval from the American Dental Association to make sure the product has been properly tested.
How do you take care of all the tools that you use to maintain good oral health? Most people keep them in the bathroom and that’s fine, with a few precautions in mind. Hygienists recommend that you keep your toothbrush in an open-air environment, germs thrive in dark, wet conditions. Don’t just toss your dental floss in the drawer, it could gather dust or make-up particles there. Don’t forget about your tongue. Instead of using the same brush as you do on your teeth buy a tongue scraper that comes along with its own travel case.
The Dentistry Place is located for patient convenience in the Denver Metro Area. Call today @ 303-974-4687.