Six Oral Healthcare Tips to Keep Teeth Looking and Feeling Clean

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In today’s new blog post, we’ve put together some brand new oral healthcare tips to help you keep your teeth looking and feeling their very best—and most importantly, each tip is incredibly easy to implement!

1. Use Mouthwash
Most people only use mouthwash as a quick breath freshener, but it’s also a great way to kill some of the bacteria and germs in your mouth after a meal when you don’t have time to brush. Use mouthwash during the day to keep your teeth as clean as possible.

2. See Your Dentist Right Away if You Suspect a Problem
If you ever experience pain, unusual feelings, or anything suspicious in your teeth and gums, you should see your dentist right away. Most major dental problems can be caught ahead of time, and they are usually much easier and much cheaper to treat when they are dealt with early on.

3. Don’t Chew on Ice
Chewing on ice may seem harmless, but it can actually cause major damage to your teeth over time. When you chew on ice, it can harm your tooth enamel and cause micro-fractures in your teeth.

4. Visit the Dentist Every Six Months
Even if you think you’re cleaning your teeth effectively at home and your smile looks clean and white, there are still all kinds of plaque and bacteria in your mouth that you simply can’t clean at home. Your bi-annual appointment is also an important time for your dentist to examine your teeth and gums for signs of more serious problems.

5. Avoid Sugar and Substances That are Bad for Your Teeth
Sugary foods and drinks like candy and soda can cause major damage to your teeth over time—and substances like tobacco, coffee, and red wine leave stains. Swap these foods and drinks out for healthier, more tooth-friendly options like water, cheese, and carrots.

6. Brush and Floss Regularly
Finally, don’t forget to maintain a regular oral healthcare routine each night and day! You should be brushing every morning when you wake up, and brushing and flossing each night before you go to bed. These simple steps take very little time to implement, and they can have a major impact on your long-term oral health.

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