Everyone wishes to keep their oral health in good condition. Oral hygiene plays an integral role in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. Over time, your teeth get exposed to many problems – accumulation of tartar and plaque, cavities, tooth infection, gum infection, gum diseases, etc.
When you visit iTooth for the treatment of these problems, we recommend treatment options like professional teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, removal of infection, filling, crown, extraction, implant, etc. Once treated, we will give you detailed home care and oral hygiene instructions to maintain your dental health for the long-term.
It is essential to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and place your brush at an angle of 45 degrees to the gums. Brush your teeth using circular strokes. Brush your inner, outer, and biting surfaces generously, and use the tip of your brush to clean the inside of your front teeth. You must brush your teeth for at least two to three minutes.
Merely brushing your teeth is not enough to keep dental health in check. Daily flossing is also recommended. Flossing helps to clean the spaces between your teeth and also disrupts the colonies of bacteria and plaque from building up. Other advantages of flossing include the prevention of gum, teeth, and bone damage, removal of food particles from your mouth, etc.
Press the floss against the tooth to be cleaned forminga C shape around the tooth. Slidethe floss up and down and clean the side of each of your teeth.
Apart from brushing and flossing your teeth, it is equally important to rinse your mouth. Rinse your mouth right after your meals to remove all the food debris from your mouth. In some cases, we may recommend you an antibacterial mouthwash to rinse your mouth.
Rinsing comes with many advantages, such as prevention of tooth infection, tooth decay, controlling bad breath, and others. We may recommend other dental aids like interdental brushes, tongue cleaners, rubber tip stimulators, irrigation devices, and fluoride to maintain your oral health.
Maintaining your oral hygiene isn’t merely about brushing, flossing, or rinsing your mouth, but practicing healthy eating habits too. Avoid consumption of sticky or sugary foods as they are the culprits of tooth decay and cavities. Avoid drinking soft drinks, red wine, and other beverages as they lead to tooth discoloration. Eat more leafy vegetables and fruits and take your oral hygiene seriously.
Please reach out to iTooth Family Dentistry in Springfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Robbins. Call us at (417) 883-8515 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.