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Oral Tips to Keep Your Smile Looking Younger

Floss Your Teeth,

Do you think your beautiful smile will last forever if you do nothing to maintain it? If that’s what you think, later in age, you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. If you do not take preventative care seriously, your bright smile and shiny pearly whites will fade into oblivion. You can get the shine of your teeth back by visiting your dentist for teeth whitening, but what about the plague build-up.

When you do not brush or floss properly, do not visit your dentist, and do not take any preventative care measures, the inside of your mouth will become a hangout spot for bacteria, and eventually, tooth decay. If you do not want this future to be yours, you should begin to take preventative care measures, starting now.

  • Get Rid of Plague

First, do not let plague form inside your teeth. You can prevent that from happening by brushing and flossing your teeth. You need to brush and food in between your teeth, as that is where the food particles are trapped. If the food particles remain there, they will give birth to cavity and you will find yourself in the dentist chair for a cavity treatment.

How Many Times in a Day Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Dentists recommend their patients to brush their teeth two times each day using a soft-bristled brush. The toothbrush should fit your mouth and reach all areas of it. Brush your teeth using antimicrobial toothpaste, which contains fluoride. Fluoride is a powerful mineral that strengthens your teeth and prevents tooth decay.

Furthermore, floss your teeth once each day to clean areas where your toothbrush cannot effectively reach. Flossing is another great tool to include as part of your oral hygiene, as it prevents gum disease.

  • The Optimal Way to Brush and Floss Your Teeth

According to the American Dental Association, you should brush and floss your teeth using proper techniques.

Brushing:

  1. Your toothbrush should be at a 45 degree position against your gums

  2. Gently, move the toothbrush back and forth using short strokes

  3. Brush, the inner, outer, and chewing areas of your teeth

  4. Use the toothbrush’s tip to clean the front teeth from the inside, using an up and down stroke

  5. Remember to scrub your tongue with the toothbrush to freshen your breath and eliminate bacteria

Flossing:

  1. Snip off 18 inches of floss and twist it on the middle finger of both of your hands.

  2. Using your forefingers and thumbs, grasp the floss firmly

  3. Use a rubbing motion to guide the floss among your teeth

  4. Curve the floss into a C form when it comes closer to your gum line.

  5. Slide the floss between your tooth and your gum

  6. Bring the floss toward the point between your teeth and move the floss down and up

  7. Move the floss away from your gums, moving it in an up and down motion.

  8. Repeat this technique to clean the rest of your teeth

If you have a cavity already, you can visit Village Park Dental to have it eliminated, and then you can take preventative care measures to prevent it from happening again.

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