When someone has a team of doctor that takes care of their ailments, the last person on that team is the most unpopular: the dentist. When you visit your more frequently seen doctors, those are progress reports that may change as we all know health can be a bit of a traitor sometimes. But when you visit your dentist, all you want to hear is that you are fine and all you need is a cleaning.
Good news or bad news, your dentist should be visited frequently so that the most costly, with the least coverage, visits can be covered by your cleanings section of your policy. By this point, you really should listen to your dentist and what he wants you to do in between visits to keep your gums and teeth feeling and looking strong. Here are four (4) tips your dentist wants you to follow between visits.
Brushing morning, noon and night. One of the most common sense things that everyone should know for dental hygiene is brushing their teeth. However, nobody takes the proper time to really brush their teeth and/ or the amount of times in the day they should do it. The most recommended amount of times that you want to brush your teeth are when you wake up and before you go to bed. A lot of people that even I know personally brush their teeth after all meals. One can agree that you are not always around a good place to brush your teeth all the time, so we will take a look at the other options you have available.
Flossing. Flossing, while now more using as a slang to show off what you have, is the method of sticking a string in between your teeth to make sure that you’re not carrying leftovers to snack on later. This can help your teeth from being eaten by food. Stock-piling food in your teeth also allows it to rot in your mouth, causing bad breath. So you definitely want to floss after every meal.
Mouthwash. The art of fulling your mouth with liquids and killing the temptation of swallowing it! This part, while the easiest of all three of your home dental health remedies, is one that can save your gums and teeth from a lot of damage. Using mouthwash allows for an acidy liquid to destroy cavity causing enamel, and help prolong the life of your teeth. Plus, it gives lets your breath smell fresh and minty.
Sugar deposits. While not meaning the kind of deposit that goes into your bank, these deposits can stack up against your teeth when you eat a lot of sweets and sugary drinks. Straying away from these things can also help prolong the life of your teeth. And they are all bad for you. So that too.
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