Oral Hygiene 101

We have a limited opportunity to be able to care for our teeth, as our adult teeth do not grow back once they are lost. That is why it is important for you to ensure that you are doing everything within your power to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. Of course, problems that do occur with the teeth must be taken care of promptly but there are also many things that you can do to help reduce the possibility that those problems will occur. Here are a few tips which can help you to care for your oral hygiene properly.

The first thing that we are going to consider is the brushing of your teeth. This is something that most of us do on a daily basis but there are some things that you may be able to improve with your technique which will help to keep your teeth as clean as possible. First of all, most of us consider the toothpaste that we use to be the most important part of brushing the teeth but in reality, it’s the brush. The motion of brushing your teeth is what is going to clean them, not the toothpaste that is being used. That is why it is a good idea for you to use a dry toothbrush during the first part of the brushing process. This will help to loosen up any plaque and other materials that are on the teeth so that they can be washed away during the brushing process that uses toothpaste.

You should also consider the possibility of purchasing a mechanical toothbrush. These can certainly help to take care of your teeth in ways that are impossible for a manual toothbrush. Of course, you are going to need to make sure that you spend the time using a mechanical toothbrush so that you are able to reach all of the parts of the teeth that are exposed. For the parts of the teeth that are not exposed to the mechanical toothbrush, make sure that you use dental floss at least one time per day. This is not only good for the teeth, it is good for the gums.

Many people in the San Francisco area want to improve the looks of their teeth through the teeth whitening process. Choosing a San Francisco dental facility that is able to take care of whitening your teeth is a very important part of the process. Make sure that you choose someone that is able to take care of other problems that may occur with your teeth as well. That will help to keep you from having to switch records from one dentist to another.

Finally, when problems do occur with your teeth, make sure that you have them taken care of as soon as possible. That little twinge in your tooth today can turn into a full-blown toothache tomorrow. It is a much better idea for you to handle these things while they are in their beginning stages than to try to take care of them when you have fewer options available.

About the Author
Heidi Levinson is the author of this article about San Francisco Dental. She is a dentist specializing in teeth whitening San Francisco for over 27 years and loves to travel to Asia during her free time.


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