6 Easy Steps for Healthy Teeth

6 Easy Steps for Healthy Teeth

While the only way to fully protect your teeth and gums is to see your dentist on a regular basis, there are a variety of ways in which you can promote healthy teeth and gums on your own time. Consider adding these 6 dental health tips to your regular maintenance routine to ensure a clean, bright smile:

  1. When brushing your teeth, it is important that you brush for a duration of two minutes. If you find it difficult to determine how long you brush each day, you may want to keep a timer in the bathroom or hum a song from start to finish.
  2. Additionally, it is important that you grip your toothbrush like a pencil rather than a tight rope. Brushing hard is not the answer to fighting plaque.
  3. Drinking a cup of tea each day can help prevent harmful bacteria from staying with you.
  4. You should throw away your toothbrush or change the head of an electric one every two to three months, as to not transfer bacteria back into your mouth each time.
  5. Don’t forget to pay attention to your tongue! Cleaning your tongue each morning will eliminate bad breath and the accumulation of bacteria.
  6. Most importantly, cut back on sugary foods and increase the amount of water you drink each day. These habits are crucial for living a healthy lifestyle and they also promote good dental hygiene.

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