5 Dental Habits To Help You Keep Your Teeth

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We know you probably hate your teeth, it’s ok. But on the off chance that you’re looking to make up with your mouth after your neglectful behavior, we can help. Well, we can’t, we aren’t Dentists and we don;t want to get sued for gving your faulty advice about your bad teeth. That’s why we dug up this article by Rebecca Cornile, a real life doctor!

 These days, teeth have become an important fashion accessory. Everyone wants his or her smile to be just as white, bright and dazzling as that of any Hollywood celebrity.

A great smile starts with healthy teeth. Here are five dental habits to develop that will give you the best smile possible and help you keep that smile for a lifetime:

• Floss: You need to floss, at least once a day, every single day. Probably 9.7 out of 10 of my dental patients get this mini-lecture at their checkups, and I’m sure that number isn’t too far off for other dentists. Toothbrushes can’t get to the food particles and plaque that collects between your teeth.

Plaque is that white sticky stuff that forms on everyone’s teeth. It is composed of bacteria that if left undisturbed by a lack of good brushing and flossing, can cause a world of damage to our teeth, gums and the bone that surrounds and supports our teeth. Dentures and dental implants will put a serious dent in your bank account, but the alternative is a smile with big black gaps in it. No one wants that, so floss.

If you see blood when you floss, it doesn’t mean you should stop. It means you should floss more often and better. Healthy gums don’t bleed. Get and keep gums healthy by daily brushing, flossing and getting a professional cleaning every six months.

• Brush well: Brush your teeth with whatever makes you happy and helps you do a good job. The only “must” is to be sure the bristles are soft or extra-soft. Lots of time and research has been spent comparing standard toothbrushes to electric toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes are great for those who might have physical limitations or those who enjoy gadgets, but a regular toothbrush and proper brushing technique is just as good at removing plaque.

While you are brushing, don’t forget to brush your tongue. Food particles and bacteria can easily become trapped in the tongue’s rough surfaces, causing bad breath, irritation, and in some cases, strange things dentists prefer to see only in textbooks. Either use your toothbrush or buy a tongue scraper at your local drugstore….More at Here are 5 dental habits that can help you keep your teeth – U-T San Diego

So if you’re just brushing your teeth is like getting a 33% on your oral health exam. That’s an F. Brush and floss and you’re still only up to a D. Keeping your mouth healthy involves cleaning every corner of it, not just the front of your teeth. You need to get in between teeth, the roof of your mouth and your tongue too. Remember,i f you have some nasty yellow teeth to submit the to our site!

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