5 Simple Steps to Excellent Oral Hygiene in 2023

Excellent oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and preventing dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Here are five simple steps to help you achieve excellent oral hygiene in 2023

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  1. Brush your teeth twice a day: Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft or medium-bristled toothbrush. Use a gentle circular motion to brush all surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue. Or upgrade to an electric toothbrush? ask our dentist what’s the best option for you? (Contact US)

  2. Floss daily: Flossing helps to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along your gumline.(see picture) Use a piece of floss about 30cm/10 inches long and wrap it around your middle or ring fingers, then gently slide it between your teeth and curve it around each tooth in a C-shape. Ask our dentist to demonstrate this for you during your( hygiene/ teeth cleaning appointment.) (Contact US)

3. Use mouthwash: Mouthwash can help to reduce plaque and prevent gum disease. Use an simple fluoride mouthwash after brushing and flossing to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. *Our Dentist personally feels that most people do not need routine use of any mouthwashes, except for certain medical/dental conditions where a mouthwash can be of particular use.

4. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet is important for maintaining good oral health. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay and erosion. Instead, focus on eating a balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.

5. Visit the dentist regularly: Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. Your dentist can check for signs of dental problems and provide advice on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.

Conclusion: By following these simple steps, you can achieve excellent oral hygiene in 2023 and maintain a healthy smile for years to come. Remember to brush and floss daily, use mouthwash as advised, eat a healthy diet, and visit the dentist regularly. (Contact US)