Teeth Cleaning Routine using Toothpaste

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It is crucial that to maintain a mouthful of healthy teeth, you must keep up a regular dental hygiene routine that is effective in cleaning your teeth to a good standard. This routine only requires a few minutes of each day, a toothbrush and your chosen toothpaste.

Ideally, it would be perfect if you were able to brush your teeth after every meal. This would mean that food particles are removed quickly so the bacteria that reside in your mouth, do not have as much time to produce plaque, acids and bad breath from your left overs. However, it is obvious that for many people this is neither ideal nor convenient. Instead, a simpler routine of brushing your teeth every morning and night is adequate.

You should brush your teeth for two straight minutes and always spit out you foaming toothpaste, as opposed to swallowing it. This is especially an issue with children, so if you have a child, you should observe their tooth brushing to ensure they do not swallow the toothpaste and that the full two minutes of brushing is stuck to.

In terms of exactly when you should brush you teeth, it is recommended that you do it before breakfast and right before bed (after having your last food and drink of the day).

Dentist visits

An additional, yet still important, part of you dental hygiene routine, is regular trips to the dentist. You should go for a check up with your dentist twice a year. They can then advice if there is anything that can be done further to improve your oral health.

Other ways you can improve you dental hygiene routine

  • Floss in between teeth to remove plaque and food particles that your toothbrush may not reach. Do on a daily basis.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash to eradicate excess debris. Do on a daily basis.
  • Limit the amount of sugary foods as these can cause cavities.
  • Occasionally get a professional teeth cleaning.

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