Brush Up On Your Dental Care Knowledge
So many people hate the way their teeth look. After all, they are the first thing that people notice about you. If they do not please you, you may not feel so confident. Read on to learn how to make your teeth look their best so that you can feel better about them.
Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day. Brushing is an absolute must, according to the ADA. This is the bare minimum you should do to protect your teeth, so make it a part of your daily routine.
Soft-bristled brushes are recommended by most dentists. Make sure that you store your toothbrush between uses in an area that allows it to dry out well so that bacteria doesn't form. When not in use, a toothbrush should be stored in a horizontal position to ensure that air can circulate around it.
For the sake of your teeth, cut down on your sugar intake! Sugary foods can really damage your teeth. If you eat a lot of these, mix them with lots of water. Brush your teeth after each meal to limit the amount of damage caused.
Clean your toothbrush often. Rinse your toothbrush when you are finished, and wait for it to dry. Be sure to place your toothbrush in a proper toothbrush holder to prevent the bristles contacting anything dirty. Avoid putting your toothbrush in some kind of a container so it doesn't develop bacteria. Get a new toothbrush every few months.
Make sure you have a check-up with your dentist a minimum of once per year. Your dental health can get better if you visit your dentist regularly. Early detection of dental problems always reduces the cost of expensive treatments later. You can also avoid major problems by fixing small problems while they are still small. Speedy treatment will keep your wallet happy and your teeth healthy.
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