While many people detest going to the dentist, some people actually look forward to it. In fact, some people love dental hygiene and want to impress their dentist with their oral hygiene and cleanliness. Is this you? These tips can help you leave an impression on your dentist.
Brush Your Entire Mouth
That's right. Brushing is not only about your teeth, but this is lost on a lot of people who think they brush their teeth effectively each day. Make sure you also brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. You will have fresher breath as a result of this daily habit.
Floss Once Each Day
Many people report that they floss every once in a while, but that simply doesn't cut it. You need to floss at least once each day to reap the benefits of a healthy routine. Floss between each tooth, ensuring you scrape against the enamel to remove anything stuck to the tooth.
Change Your Diet
You probably know that sugar is not great for your teeth, but did you know that you can change up your diet in other ways to improve the health of your teeth? Increase the amount of cheese, fruits, vegetables, and poultry in your diet to see an improvement in your dental health and strength. For example, cheese is chock full of calcium and also helps increase the amount of saliva your mouth produces. Saliva production helps keep plaque (and cavities) away.
Be Careful with Beverages
Many people do not realize that some of the drinks they enjoy are full of sugar, even if they are not soda. Juices and alcohol contain sugar that can create plaque and cavities. Drink water as often as possible, which also serves to rinse away some of the other materials left behind on your teeth.
Your dentist may end your cleaning with a bit of fluoride, but did you know that you can also use it at home in small doses? Fluoride is great because it helps keep your teeth strong and white by bolstering the enamel. Put a bit of fluoride on your teeth before bed to see benefits.
Now, you have all the tools you need to brush your teeth and maintain excellent oral hygiene. You are sure to leave an impression on more than the dental clay your dentist uses. Make an appointment with your dentist today to show off those pearly whites.
For more information about dental cleaning services, contact a local dentist.