Establishing an oral health routine is important If you want to keep your mouth healthy. Besides brushing and flossing daily, there are certain things you could do to help protect your teeth and gums. Here are some tips that could help you:
Replace your toothbrush: When was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Toothbrushes need to be replaced every 3 months or earlier if the bristles fray or flatten.
Take care of your tongue: As well as teeth, the tongue needs to be cleaned too. Whenever you brush your teeth, take some time to scrape your tongue to prevent bacteria that causes bad breath. You can either use your brush or a tongue scraper.
Floss before brushing: Flossing first makes brushing more effective by removing the particles of food that gets trapped between your teeth. Don’t forget to also rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash for better protection against bacteria.
Minimize the intake of food that can stain your teeth: Certain foods or drinks such as coffee, wine and blueberries are likely to stain your teeth. Every time you eat/drink something that may cause teeth discoloration, rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or even water. Munch on veggies and fruits that are good for your teeth such as apple, carrots and celery.