A person with good oral health is one who has a good perspective of life. Your mouth actually has huge impact in your life. Good oral health can result in a more stress free feeling. If you have bad breath, it can cause anxiety and lowering of self-confidence. There are many things that Creative Smiles in Tucson, AZ can do to ensure that you maintain good oral health.
The very basic advice from Dr. Lari and Creative Smiles is to brush your teeth three times a day. We tend to forget the very essence of doing something as basic as tooth brushing. When you do it, take time to actually do a thorough job. Take time brushing your teeth in order to attain maximum removal of bacteria in your mouth and to prevent cavities. Brushing for less than two minutes can give us a false sense of safety against tooth decay when in fact we haven’t really done half the job of protecting our teeth.
Use the proper equipment in tooth brushing. You must use toothpaste that contains a high level of fluoride. Fluoride prevents the decay of teeth. It gives strength to teeth by allowing minerals to form which can fortify teeth. Do not buy toothpaste that are low in quality because it can only damage your teeth. The next thing to do is to use the right kind of toothbrush. Buy a toothbrush that has thin bristles; thin bristles can enter the little spaces in between teeth where decay often starts. There are many brands of toothbrush that you can choose from.
Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth and brush with short back-and-forth motions. Remember to brush the inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue. Avoid vigorous or harsh scrubbing, which can irritate your gums. Parents should teach their children the proper technique in order to prevent early damage to teeth.
Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store your toothbrush in an upright position. If possible, allow it to air dry before using it again. Don’t routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, which can encourage the growth of bacteria. Bacterial growth in your tooth brush can cause oral disease like bleeding gums.
Always remember that toothbrush should be replaced every 3 months. Replacing it can decrease the number of bacteria in your mouth; Old toothbrush can cause irritated and infected gums.
However, no matter how well you brush and floss, you still need to schedule your twice yearly dental checkups with Creative Smiles in Tucson, AZ to ensure you maintain the healthiest mouth possible.