3 Ways To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

By: Dzhingarov

As a child, you might have been told that you need to brush your teeth twice a day in order to maintain good oral hygiene. If you went ahead and applied that advice, then you would expect to have good dental health, yet you might still encounter problems such as bad breath and tooth decay. When this happens, you choose to visit a dentist who either treats your hurting tooth or gives a dental remedy which will help you deal with your toothache for example. All the childhood advice and dentist visits are good for your health and that is why they are recommended by all health bodies. Despite all those efforts, you must also take care of your oral health in the appropriate way to achieve long-lasting results. Here are three ways to improve your oral hygiene immediately.


Three Oral Hygiene tips:


Choose The Right Brush

By Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Most stores selling toothbrushes offer three varieties. You can get a soft, medium and hard brush. Using the wrong brush for your teeth causes more damage than the benefits you get from brushing regularly. The soft brush is the ideal one for you because it does not scrub away enamel layers from your teeth which will leave you more vulnerable to bacterial infections. It is also ideal for using on your delicate gums and tongue. Remember the purpose of brushing is to clear away unwanted particles and food debris as well as leave no sugar layers on your teeth which will be transformed to bacteria. A hard brush scrubs away both the dirt and your protective cells. You should also change your brush every three months.

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Brush Your Teeth In The Right Way

When brushing your teeth, you need to move your toothbrush in a circular way. Make small circles around the front side of your teeth as well as the back. Keep the circles small and brush gently and take your time. A typical brushing session should take at least a minute, but taking longer than that is advisable. After you are done with the teeth, also

By Tom Newby under CC BY 2.0
By Tom Newby under CC BY 2.0

make 10-15 brush strokes on your tongue. Most germs live at the back of your tongue so you should pay attention to this area. The last bit of brushing is about rinsing your mouth thoroughly twice and then on the third time swallowing a bit of the water before spitting it out so that you clean the back of your throat.


Floss Your Teeth

Toothbrushes do enough to keep most germs away and that is why you must compliment normal brushing with flossing. Flossing helps to dislodge the particles captured between your teeth and inside gums. You need to floss for at least two minutes daily. Many people have trouble learning the new habit of flossing even when they are fully aware of its benefits. If you find flossing too hard, then work on it gradually. Start flossing a tooth at a time and then train yourself to increase the number of teeth.

With these three ways of getting better looking teeth and oral hygiene, you can now proceed to handle your job and other social assignments with renewed confidence. You will also not have to worry about your oral hygiene though you should continue with your annual dental appointments.

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By Neli Dzhingarova