How many times do you brush and floss your teeth on any particular day? Do you have a certain oral routine that you follow every day? Or do you simply brush your teeth after you have eaten a snack or a meal? Do you also floss after every meal? Or only when you feel something stuck in your teeth? Everyone tends to have their own brushing and flossing routine when it comes to taking good care of their oral health and that is definitely okay. As long as you are brushing and flossing your teeth the right way so that you are able to get all of the full benefits that come with good oral hygiene you can create any oral routine that works best for you.
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How many times should I brush a day?
The American Dental Association suggest that everyone should brush their teeth two times a day using a quality fluoride toothpaste and for about two minutes. Brushing one’s teeth is necessary in order to remove all of the food and plaque that can stick to the teeth and cause cavities. When done brushing the toothbrush should be thoroughly rinsed in order to remove any food particles or bacteria that may be lingering. Replacing a soft bristled toothbrush about every four months is also recommended for keeping a clean healthy mouth.
How many times should I floss a day?
The American Dental Association suggest that everyone should floss their teeth once a day as this is the best way to remove any plaque that might be building up in between the teeth. Flossing after eating because there happens to be food stuck in the teeth is also recommended because leftover food particles is one of the top reasons for tooth decay. Flossing one’s teeth is definitely one of the best ways for dental patients to avoid getting gum disease, as dental floss is able to reach areas that a toothbrush is not.
Taking proper care of your teeth is truly important to your overall good general health. And the fact that the entire oral routine process can easily be done in less than 10 minutes a day means that there are truly no excuses for not performing the brushing and flossing that is so very important to your good oral health. While there are a number of advanced dental technologies available nowadays that can help dental patients restore their mouths back to their original condition when they are experiencing dental issues, keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible is always preferred.
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