Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene

By Setina Evans RDH

May 19, 2020

How To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

 

  • Use a dental floss to remove particles of food and plaque caught between the teeth and under the gum.

  • Try  using floss picks to remove stubborn food debris and plaque from hard to reach areas in the mouth.

  • Eat more healthy food for example fruits and vegetables, food with no sugar to promote dental and general health.

  • Drink more water to help dilute acids in the mouth and keep the oral tissues hydrated.

  • Use mouthwash with fluoride and no alcohol.

  • Brush the teeth at least twice daily especially before going to bed.

  • Limit sugary food and drink

  • No smoking

  • No tobacco chewing

  • Use sugar free chewing gum

  • Limit alcohol drinking

  • Use fluoride toothpaste

  • Clean the  tongue with a tongue scraper or tongue cleaner.

  • Use a bridge aid to clean beneath dental bridges

  • Use plastic instruments to clean around dental implants

  • Use a waterpik to flush debris and dental plaque from beneath bridges, around dental implants, crowns, orthodontic appliances and from spaces between teeth.

 

Use the correct size proxabrush to clean around orthodontic appliances and between teeth.

Keep your teeth and gum healthy with lots of fruits & water

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