Brush Up on Your Dental Hygiene Routine

Brush ‘Em, Brush ‘Em, Brush ‘Em
Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day. Ideally, you should brush them after every meal. Frequent brushing can reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth and bacteria in your mouth. After brushing, always rinse off your toothbrush with hot water.

Oh The Flossy, Flossy
While it is imperative to brush your teeth, it doesn’t get the whole job done. That’s where floss comes it. Floss gets into the cracks and cervices that a toothbrush simply cannot reach. By flossing at least once a day, you will have fresher breath and less plaque between your teeth. It’s a win win situation!

The Dental Throne
For many people, the dentist office is regarded as a place of pain and discomfort. However, it is important to have your teeth cleaned by a professionally once every six months. Just imagine that you are about to blast off into space when your dentist tilts the chair up!

Ditch Your Toothbrush
You should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months. This will decrease the amount of bacteria that call your toothbrush a home. It is also important to get a new toothbrush after being sick, so the virus doesn’t rear its nasty head again.

Rinse, Wash, Repeat

Adding a mouthwash to your daily routine can reduce the amount of plaque build up and bacteria in your mouth. It will also freshen breath and lower the risk for gingivitis and gum disease. 

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