This Valentine’s Day spread the love by giving your kids, your spouse, or your significant other a huge, fat kiss and some reminders on maintaining a good oral hygiene habit. From Arcadia Dental Arts, below are a few simple tips you could use to make this Valentine’s Day a little more special.
Brush your Teeth
Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile, brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
Also don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
Floss Once A Day
Flossing is an essential part of any oral health care routine. And doing it at least once a day can help you achieve optimal oral health. Pick a time of day when you can devote an extra couple of minutes to your dental care. People who are too tired at the end of the day may benefit from flossing first thing in the morning or flossing after lunch.
By flossing daily, you help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. This is important because plaque that gets stuck in your teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Flossing also helps prevent various gum diseases and cavities.
For healthy living and for healthy teeth and gums, think before you eat and drink. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. If you are on a special diet, keep your physician’s advice in mind when choosing foods. Also, drink plenty of water every day.
For more information about keeping a good oral hygiene, consult Arcadia Dental Arts—your expert partners in keeping your smile healthy and beautiful.