Good oral hygiene isn't something that takes a lot of planning. If you feel that you've neglected your teeth and gums, but want to make a change, there are steps that you can take right now. By following these tips and making oral hygiene a priority, you can drastically improve the health of your mouth.
Get a Better Toothbrush
If your toothbrush is worn down with frayed bristles, swapping it out for a better model can make a big difference. Choose a toothbrush with round, soft bristles that doesn't hurt your gums. While a good toothbrush might cost a bit more than a cheap, ineffective option, the benefit for your teeth in the long-run is worth it.
A lot of people really dislike flossing, but if you want to improve your oral hygiene and your dental health, it is important to start. Floss your teeth every day, and you'll notice an improvement in your gum health quickly.
Rinse with Mouthwash
Mouthwash doesn't just freshen the breath. Certain therapeutic mouth rinses can strengthen the teeth and treat oral health conditions. By rinsing out your mouth with mouthwash before bed, you'll keep your teeth free of bacteria and plaque that cause cavities. You'll also help to protect your gums from gingivitis.
Make a Dental Appointment
To maintain good oral health, you need regular dental appointments. We recommend that you visit our office at least once every six months for optimal oral health. Our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, while our dentist will check for any signs of a problem.
Remember that preventive care and maintenance are essential for good oral health. By making better choices regarding your oral hygiene today, you'll be rewarded with healthy teeth and gums long into the future. Call us today to learn more.
Water’s Edge Dental 6657 N. Glenwood Street, Boise, ID 83714 (208) 391-8554