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The Healthiest Home Habits for the Healthiest Smiles

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Watermark Dentistry
The Healthiest Home Habits for the Healthiest SmilesYour dental health is important because it sees use every day. We use our mouths for verbal and visual communication, as well as for eating and drinking daily. For visual communication, a smile travels a long way. For general health, keeping teeth clean can prevent infection. You might wonder on occasion how we can keep our teeth in pristine order, but you will have to wonder no longer.

Habits for Keeping Teeth Healthy

You can keep your teeth with a series of healthy habits. Understanding the nature behind the habits helps set up a good habit. Understanding why we put on our shoes makes sure we never forget to. Similarly, understanding that bacteria are essentially everywhere is a good basis for understanding the first habit, which is brushing teeth routinely. We strongly recommend to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with each session.

Bacteria that decay teeth form when food remains and provides a breeding ground on the microscopic level. Brushing is only part of the solution. Flossing ensures gums and areas that are hard to brush receive attention and proper cleaning. Mouthwash can also kill a decent amount of bacteria, but it is important to note that it does not substitute daily brushing. Just keeping your teeth as clean as possible through these three efforts goes a long way.

Aside from routine cleaning at home, getting your teeth professionally inspected and assessed accounts for wherever you may have missed. Dental exams capture more information than our eyes can, and in-office fluoride treatments keep teeth clean and protected for months on end. These appointments are often twice a year, but go a long way in ensuring dental health is at its peak. If you have any questions regarding maintaining your best dental health, do not hesitate to contact our office today.

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