Maintaining good dental hygiene goes beyond just brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist once a year. In order to keep your teeth, gums and mouth as healthy as possible, you have to develop an oral health-care routine and stick to it daily.
With the help of your dentist and these tips from Majestic Drug Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer of oral healthcare products, you will be well on your way to keeping your teeth healthy and in optimal condition for years to come.
Everyone's mouth is different. Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist about special conditions in your mouth and how your general health affects it.
Based on discussions with your dentist or dental hygienist, devise an effective oral-health routine that's easy to follow and specific to your situation.
Everyone can benefit from fluoride mouth rinses or toothpastes. Fluoride strengthens developing teeth and helps prevent decay in children and adults. Toothpastes and mouthwashes are good sources of fluoride.
Everyone should brush and floss at least once a day (preferably twice or after every meal) to help remove plaque, the bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth. If plaque isn't removed every day, it can combine with sugars to form acids that lead to tooth decay, gingivitis and other periodontal diseases.
For example, Dentool is a new, revolutionary 4-in-1 oral-care instrument that helps whiten teeth, increase tooth and gum health, remove plaque and tartar, and fight gingivitis. It consists of an explorer pick, scaling device, polishing cup and interdental brush. Available nationwide, the product has easy-to-use removable ends that conveniently reverse to allow access to each of the four attachments.
These appliances spray a high-pressure water stream to dislodge food particles from teeth and gums. They benefit people with braces or other types of orthodontics who need extra help in removing food from between their teeth.
Even if you visit your dentist regularly, you are in the best position to notice changes in your mouth. Your dentist sees you only a few times a year, but you can examine your mouth weekly for changes such as swollen gums, chipped teeth, discolored teeth or sores or lesions on your gums, cheeks or tongue.
You and your dentist should talk about the frequency of your visits. Some people need to visit their dentist more frequently than others.