3 Quick Tips To Improving Your Dental Routine

Daily brushing and flossing your teeth are the two things that most dental professionals recommend at your regular visits and checkups, but did you know there are a few more things you can do to achieve great breath and a healthy smile?

1) Brush your tongue. Did you know many new toothbrushes contain a tongue cleaner on the back of the bristles? After you have finished brushing use the back end of your tooth brush to scrub your tongue and the inside of your cheeks. If you don’t have a tongue cleaner on the back of your brush, you could purchase a tongue cleaner at your local pharmacy or just use your toothbrush to do the dirty work.

2) Gargle before brushing. It’s best to gargle before brushing your teeth. The swishing helps loosen plaque on your teeth making it an easier job for your toothbrush. It is also beneficial to rinse beforehand because when you rinse after your brush, it actually removed the fluoride from your teeth and defeats the fluoride purpose.

3) Brush the right way. You should be brushing your teeth at a 45-degree angle as opposed to brushing parallel to your teeth. This helps get into the crevices and below the gum line better. You should also be replacing your toothbrush every 3 months or after you have been sick.

Don’t forget, it is still recommended to see your dentist at least twice a year (unless you it has been recommended you come more frequently). Call us at Innovation Drive Dental today at 905-264-0333 to schedule you check-up!

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