Educating our patients on healthy dental routines is very important to us. With National Fresh Breath Day coming up in a few days, we wanted to share some important dental health information with everyone!
No matter what, you should be brushing your teeth every day. But don’t just stop there, make sure you are flossing and brushing your tongue as well. These are all important habits to build to ensure fresh breath. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will help kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
We do recommend rinsing with mouthwash after brushing. Mouthwashes don’t replace brushing and flossing but it can be a helpful addition to the routine. Fluoride rinses can be used after brushing to help strengthen your teeth and prevent decay and decalcification of your teeth.
For all of our patients in school, brushing after lunch would be ideal. You can also carry a travel toothbrush and floss with you, which can be helpful if you have a chance to use them. At the very least, rinse with water after eating snacks or lunch.
To ensure that your visits continue to be easy follow our steps: brush and floss daily, rinse whenever you have a chance, and minimize sweet and acidic foods. By maintaining these good habits, you’ll have a happy and healthy smile!