Oral hygiene is very important and requires a lifetime commitment. Studies have proven that,those who take care of oral hygiene have better chance of live longer. Below are 7 tips of oral hygiene you can apply.
Floss at least once daily. There are some areas that a toothbrush cannot reach. By using dental floss,the plaque or the food residue between your teeth can be removed.
Use tongue scraper, usually after brushing your teeth. This is to get rid of the bacteria that usually cause bad breath.
Use mouthwash after brushing your teeth. Some people skip brushing teeth and just gargle the mouthwash. This is not the correct way. You must gargle mouthwash right after brushing your teeth.
Avoid smoking. Smoking can cause bad breath and stain your teeth, and your gums are prone to gum disease.
Visit dentist regularly or in a periodic basis, at least twice a year. The dentist will check for cavities and gum disease. If they are presence, the dentist will advise you the necessary actions.
Do not rely on mouth sprays to cover up your bad breath. Brushing and flossing is still the best way to get rid of bad breath. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Mouth sprays are only temporary cover up to bad breath and has very little impact on mouth hygiene.
Clean and replace your toothbrush regularly, perhaps every 3 months.
Having a hectic lifestyle does not mean that we should neglect your oral hygiene. Spend a few minutes a day, brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as scraping you tongue will keep away bad breath and dental problems.