1. Floss At Least Once a Day
Approximately one third of Americans admit to not flossing on a regular basis, which can quickly lead to plaque build-up between the teeth. Everyone should floss at least once during the day, making sure to glide the floss in a C shape along the edge of each tooth.
2. Brush Your Gums and Tongue Too
In addition to brushing the side, top, and back of your each tooth, make sure to spend some time brushing your gums on the roof of your mouth, as well. You can also use the back of your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove bacteria from the tongue.
3. Choose a Good Mouthwash
Mouthwash should never replace brushing or flossing, but it can help remove extra debris and germs that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. There are many different types of mouthwashes to choose from, so ask your Jacksonville dentist for a recommendation.
4. Pack an Extra Toothbrush and Floss
It always a good idea to brush or floss after a meal if you feel a residue in your mouth or think food is stuck between your teeth. Pack a toothbrush and flossers in your car or bag so you can clean your mouth while at work or on the go.
Taking the time to care for your teeth will save you from a load of pain down the road. In addition to all of these tips, makes sure to visit your Jacksonville dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Call Carlson Dental Group at (904) 262-8409 to make an appointment atone of our convenient locations today.