Good oral hygiene is essential not only on dates but also to maintain overall health. Your teeth tongue, tongue, and gums are prime locations for bacteria to attack. Hence, regular cleaning at home or professionally keeps bacteria at bay. And no, 5 seconds of brushing won’t suffice. I’m talking get-down-and-clean with your teeth. What’s better is that you get a dazzling smile in the bargain.

Four Sure Ways of Maintaining Your Oral Health

I know we’ve read all these golden rules for whiter teeth articles. I’m not here to repeat them, just to enforce them. Taking care of your teeth should be part of your daily routine. Here are four simple steps for good overall health:

  1. Brushing

Brushing your teeth twice a day to their squeaky-clean best is extremely important. It efficiently removes plaque and sugar, and helps you avoid cavities.The bacteria in your mouth if not removed regularly can travel to different parts of your body and cause infections. Ensure that you clean your tongue every time you clean your teeth. The plaque build-up on your tongue can cause bacterial infections. It is also the major cause for bad breath. Cleaning your tongue seems like a small price to pay to avoid uncomfortable social situations.

     2. Flossing

In recent times, many dentists have given a lot of importance to flossing. Flossing helps remove and minute particles stuck between teeth. Please remember a toothpick cant do half the job of a floss. Flossing is needed to remove particles that are hard to reach with gargling or brushing. Flossing also helps you remove plaque that builds up over time.  This plaque can only be removed with deep cleaning or flossing.

   3. Massaging Gums

Just like a body massage, a gum massage is incredibly relaxing. Massaging can help maintain gum structure, which prevents recession of gums. This in turn prevents gum diseases. Massaging your gums also helps increase blood flow, which helps prevent gum diseases.  It is important to massage your gums on a daily basis.  Your dentist can rain you on the correct method of massaging your gums. Make it a spa day for your teeth.

  4. Professional Clean Up

It is suggested by professionals that regular checkups are helpful in maintaining the health of your teeth. Getting your teeth regularly cleaned by a professional will ensure good oral health.This is because your dentist will be able to clean the hard to reach places of your mouth. Use of the right equipment and technique allows them to do a more thorough job than you can.

Taking care of your teeth doesn’t end here, you must also pay close attention to the type of toothpaste and toothbrush you use. Also, following the simple at-home steps will shorten the duration and frequency of visits with your dentist. These simple steps followed at home can also help you avoid getting cavities, and losing your teeth early on in life. Not to mention, they don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Early adoption of these steps ensures that kids have healthy teeth as well. Remember, a great smile like a good handshake can win people over.