Dental Hygiene: Getting and keeping a healthy,
Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth
You've been brushing your teeth for years and years.
But how do you know if you're brushing properly? Shoving
your toothbrush every which way inside your mouth in
vigorous strokes hardly equates an efficient brushing
Dentists and cosmetic dentists explain how to properly
brush their teeth in order to prevent cavities, gum
disease and gingivitis to their clients.
Maintaining dental hygiene requires some work. To brush
your teeth properly, use gentle, circular motions on the
inner and outer surfaces of your teeth. Dentists strongly
remind their clients to brush gently as forceful strokes
result in gum reduction.
While most people brush for only about a minute, dentists
recommend that people brush their teeth for at least two
In order to maintain good dental hygiene, invest in a
power toothbrush with a two-minute timer so that you give
yourself adequate time to clean your teeth.
What about flossing? Every dentist will tell you that
flossing is a crucial part of keeping healthy dental
hygiene. Like brushing, most people don't even know the
proper way to floss.
First of all, wrap 15 inches of floss around your middle
fingers of both hands. Shift the floss back and forth
until you hit your gums, and maneuver the floss gently up
and down. Avoid pressing the floss further down once you
hit your gums.
Sustaining a healthy dental hygiene requires skill and
dedication. Most people brush their teeth carelessly, as
they only focus on finishing their morning/nightly
regimen. Dentists and cosmetic dentists urge their clients
to brush and floss regularly, properly and efficiently.
A Healthy Diet Enhances your Dental Hygiene
What does a healthy dental routine consist of? How can
you improve your dental hygiene?
Other than the obvious regular brushing and flossing
regimen, a healthy, balanced diet also optimizes a great
dental routine. Adopting a diet rich in antioxidants and
vitamins improves your dental health and the aesthetics of
Eating a diet full of essential nutrients promotes healthy
teeth and gums. Developing a healthy diet from an early
age increases your chances of maintaining that lifestyle
Incorporating a healthy diet full of fresh fruit and
vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, kale, red and yellow
peppers, apples, berries and plums as well as calcium
creates a healthy dental routine.
Stay away from refined sugars and eat more of fresh,
vitamin-rich foods to ensure better dental health and
hygiene. Good dental hygiene makes you look younger and
healthier with more aesthetically pleasing gums and teeth.
And when you look better and younger, you feel better and
Healthy diets promote good dental hygiene.
By eating right, you're already improving your dental