Oral Hygiene At Home

Taking good care of your teeth on a daily basis will help stop dental problems before they occur. Or if you've already developed dental problems, good dental care helps prevent them from becoming worse. Listed below are useful at-home tips for good oral hygiene.


Brush your teeth twice daily. Plaque and bacteria is constantly forming on our teeth. It mostly comes from the foods we eat. Brushing at least twice a day helps keep plaque and bacteria away. Further down on this page we show you proper technique for brushing your teeth.


Floss your teeth twice daily. Brushing your teeth is effective, but there are many places that cannot be reached with a toothbrush. Plaque and bacteria forms in these crevices and can grow to become dental problems. Flossing between your teeth at least twice daily helps to rid these hard to reach areas of plaque.


Use toothpaste and other dental products that contain fluoride. Fluoride helps strengthen the teeth and also helps to fight tooth decay. It is somewhat beneficial to use rinse the mouth with mouthwash containing fluoride in addition to brushing and flossing.


Eat a healthy diet that provides you with vitamins and other vital nutrients.


It is also very important to make regular six month visits to your dentist.


How To Brush Your Teeth