Maybe you were never taught proper oral hygiene methods, and if that’s the case like it is for millions, you’ve probably been brushing your teeth wrong your whole life. This gallery is full of helpful tips for maintaining oral hygiene and includes the following:
- The proper way to angle the bristles against your teeth
- How long to wait after eating to brush
- When to buy a new toothbrush
Proper oral hygiene methods are essential for maintaining optimal health. Decaying teeth and gums is connected with diabetes and an unhealthy heart.
#1. Don’t skip on brushing your tongue, inner cheeks lips, and the roof of your mouth. You may be surprised to learn that those areas tend to accumulate a lot of bacteria, and gargling isn’t necessarily sufficient to get rid of it.
#2. Remember that whitening toothpaste can be harsh on your enamel. You may want to stick to a regular fluoride toothpaste, or find a whitening paste that’s recommended by your dentist.