- Brush Twice a Day
Brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime. Brushing regularly ensures that the plaque build up between meals is reduced and sugar and acidic foods or drinks don’t have enough time to cause damage to the tooth’s surface.
- Use Fluoridated Toothpaste
Fluoride helps harden the tooth enamel, making it nice and strong. Fluoride reduces the risk of tooth decay and protects the teeth from harmful bacteria.
- Floss Teeth Daily
Flossing your teeth is essential to good oral health as it gets to the areas between the teeth that the bristles on your toothbrush cannot reach. Food and sugary drinks leave residue between the teeth as well as on the more visible surfaces. Flossing will assist in whole tooth care.
- Check Your Diet
Reducing the amount of acidic and sugary foods and drinks you consume will ultimately improve your oral health care Sugary and acid foods cause the most harm to teeth, particularly if steps 1-3 aren’t being followed. Drinking more water will also increase oral health care.
- Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Caring for your teeth begins at home but it is important to visit the dentist regularly and not only when an issue has come up. Prevention is the best method of oral health care and visiting the dentist for a regular and deep and thorough clean ensures any small issues can be corrected before they become big and expensive problems.