- If you currently are not brushing every day I suggest you start with adding night time brushing into your routine. Night time brushing is the most important time to brush your teeth as when you are sleeping you have less saliva in your mouth to wash away the bacteria on your teeth that cause decay, gum disease and halitosis.
- Already brushing every night, consider brushing in the morning also.
- Still using a manual toothbrush you may consider using a power toothbrush. Power brushes give you many more strokes per minute therefore increasing the efficiency of plaque removal.
- If you currently are not using something to clean between your teeth consider finding a tool you can incorporate into your daily routine.
- Ask your hygienist to give some suggestions of what will work well for you. There are more options than floss if you finding flossing difficult make sure your hygienist knows so they can recommend other useful options for you.
This is a great addition to decrease the amount of bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath.
Regular Dental Hygiene Visits
If you currently are not being seen by a dental hygienist I highly recommend booking yourself in for a new client exam and cleaning. Regular cleanings are different for everyone, some need to ideally be seen every 6 months to a year and others need to be seen as much as every 3 months to prevent disease.