All the basics to your daily oral care are important, including both brushing and flossing. But let’s be honest, most people only go so far as to brush daily, and usually only floss once a week – if that. So at DentistsRUs, we wanted to explain ‘The Importance of Consistent Oral Care’ and what should all be involved in your daily routine.
Clean Your Tongue for Fresher Breath
Tongue cleaning is something people usually leave out of their oral care routine. But by simply brushing your tongue, or buying a tongue scraper in order to clean it, you can better ensure fresher breath and a lesser amount of harmful bacteria lingering in your mouth.
Regular Toothbrush Upgrades
Brushing your teeth with the same toothbrush month after month can actually be causing you to put bacteria back into your mouth instead of removing it. So ensure you replace it every 3-4 months, and after each use – put it somewhere dry and clean.
The Importance of Water Consumption
Be sure you are also drinking enough water daily, as this will help ensure your mouth has the proper flow of saliva cleansing your palate, helping to keep bacteria at bay.
Keep Your Bi-Annual Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Last but definitely not lease, ensure you are keeping your regular bi-annual dental checkup appointments and cleanings. Lingering plaque can turn into tartar, making your teeth appear yellow and potentially leading to decay. So don’t put off this important measure to your oral care.
At DentistsRUs, we offer a wide range of dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland who can help you maintain or regain your BEST oral health. So call or click on any of our locations below, and get on your way to a beautiful smile this spring!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster