If you want to lose weight, you go to the gym. If you want to have a larger vocabulary, you read more frequently. And, if you want to have healthier teeth, you take better care of them. Just like with anything in your life, as soon as you get into a routine, it’s second nature. From morning until night, this article will discuss three ways you can take care of your teeth all day long. Read on to learn more.
If the first thing that you do when you wake up in the morning isn’t brushing your teeth, change that habit. Although you aren’t eating while you’re sleeping (unless you’re on Ambien), bacteria can build-up in your mouth throughout the night— leaving you with bad breath and enough germs in your mouth to make anyone gasp. Luckily, by brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, you can clean up your mouth in no time.
Afternoon: Drink Water
It’s fair to say that brushing your teeth in the afternoon is virtually impossible. Whether you are in business meetings or on the go, brushing your teeth just isn’t always feasible to do in the middle of the day. But did you know that drinking water after lunch can protect your teeth against cavities? By rinsing plaque and tartar off of your teeth, water will act as a natural defense against potential dental problems.
Nighttime: Brush, floss, and rinse
Before bed every night, get into the habit of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. By doing a combination of these three things, you can get rid of tartar and plaque that has built up throughout the day and gear your mouth up for a long night’s sleep.
Take care of your teeth throughout the day by getting into the habit of brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and drinking water, you can shield them from cavities. To learn more about your dental health or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Janice Scott today!