Published: 01/02/2020

It’s the new year! It is time to live out those resolutions – and maybe that means taking care of your body. Many people neglect the fact that the oral cavity is important and necessary to take care of. Many also do not realize that the oral cavity can affect the health of the body overall. Here are some tips and tricks that you can try in the new year to make sure your oral cavity is maintained and as healthy as can be.

  1. Floss
    1. Flossing is so important and necessary. It is commonly not in the daily routine of many, but should be! Flossing removes any of the food debris and plaque between the teeth – where a toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is a habit everyone should get into, because it helps prevent tooth decay and removes any bad bacteria from the soft tissue between the teeth.
  2. Brush
    1. Brushing is essential. Brushing your teeth day and night is important because this is when bacteria flourishes. Bacteria tend to grow at night and during the day, after you’ve had meals. Brushing your teeth will ensure all of the plaque, bacteria, and what could be tartar is removed, keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
  3. Rinse
    1. Rinsing out the mouth is always a good idea. Of course, it is important to rinse your mouth post brushing of the teeth, but during the day after meals is ideal, as well. If you rinse your mouth after meals, you are getting rid of some of the food particles left in the mouth, which will reduce bacteria build up.
    2. If your rinse your mouth with mouthwash, recommended by your dentist, you will kill any unwanted bacteria in the mouth before bed to make the oral cavity healthier.

It’s the new year and it is time to take charge of your oral health and overall health. Don’t forget to schedule your appointments for bi-yearly cleanings to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.

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