An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We all know that. But what can we do everyday that helps us keep the dentist away?
For starters, always brush your teeth. It seems that when we were kids, it was very easy to brush your teeth twice a day because your parents made you. Then things start to slip in college, and by the time you have kids you have forgotten about your own hygiene. Flossing is also just as important, but often people don’t take the time to fumble with the conventional string. Instead of the typical floss, try the flossing picks that are now in stores. The flossing picks allow you to floss in the back of your mouth without trying to awkwardly cram you fingers near your tonsils.
Mouthwash is often important as well. However, there are a lot of brands to choose from. Check with your dentist on which mouthwash would be best for you.
One thing to be careful of is whitening strips. Yes, we all want whiter teeth, but it’s important to make sure your not doing yourself more harm then good. You might be stripping your teeth of important nutrients in the process of changing their color.
The next time you visit the dentist make sure to ask what you can do everyday to make sure you’re keeping your teeth as healthy as they can be.