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7 Easy Ways to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene (Infographic)

Brushing Teeth

Oral hygiene starts at home. Use the following cleaning techniques regularly, and you won’t dread that upcoming visit to the dentist!

Easy Ways to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

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#1 – Brush twice (even thrice) per day

Brush your teeth with a soft bristle brush in the morning and before bed. Better yet, add the occasional lunchtime scrub for even healthier teeth.

#2 – Try a daily antiseptic mouthwash

This will keep cavity-causing bacteria under control.

#3 – Floss like a boss

Aim for at least one daily floss session. Make sure you use a floss that’s waxy enough for easy movement between your teeth.

#4 – Say “so long” to sugar

Not forever, not even for incredibly long stretches of time, but limit sugar enough to minimize its corrosive effect on your teeth.

#5 – Get enough calcium

Calcium is essential for healthy teeth, but realize that milk or a calcium supplement aren’t enough; make sure you’re also sufficient in Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb nutrients like calcium.

#6 – Drink plenty of water

Water helps prevent excessive acid buildup, prevents dry mouth (a major catalyst of tooth decay) and aids in saliva production – all positives for proper oral hygiene.

#7 – An apple a day keeps the cavities away

In addition to brushing and flossing, eating fruits and veggies like apples (hard skin, crunchy texture) helps clean out debris and plaque between your teeth.

Follow this “handful plus two” for better oral hygiene. Try them for a week or two in order to develop good habits – it’s easier than you think. And a visit to your Dr. Dental dentist always helps! Schedule an appointment at any office location – call us today at (877) 776-9833.

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