What Can I Do to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene?
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Typically good oral hygiene consists of three main elements:
The food and drink you consume can significantly impact your oral hygiene needs. If you avoid snacking or sipping sugary beverages all day, your oral hygiene needs will be considerably less.
Chewing sugar-free gum can help remove food and bacteria from your teeth.
Brush thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. If you brush more frequently, consider brushing without toothpaste these additional times.
Floss daily to clean the parts of your teeth that brushing doesn’t reach.
Regular use of mouthwash is only necessary if your dentist recommends it.