Good oral hygiene is important. In fact, studies show that the way you take care of your mouth will affect the overall health of the rest of your body.
This is why it's important for you to set goals in much the same way that you'd set goals for any other part of your life.
Developing Good Oral Hygiene Goals
When you're ready to create some goals for your oral hygiene, there are a few things you may consider. One is that you should use a mouth rinse in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth daily. This will help improve the cleanliness of your mouth. Look for an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
This will reduce the amount of bacteria and plaque activity in your mouth. As such, you'll have less of a chance of developing gingivitis and gum disease. You may also want to make sure your mouthwash contains fluoride since this will help to reduce and prevent your likelihood of developing tooth decay.
You should also strive to brush your teeth properly. Not only does this mean brushing your teeth twice daily, but you should do so with an electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This is important because it helps remove food and plaque – a sticky, white film that's made up of bacteria that forms on your teeth.
Don't forget to floss while you're at it. You need to do this at least once daily to get rid of plaque you can't reach with your toothbrush.
How we can Help you With Your Goals
As your dentist, we're here to help you succeed with the oral hygiene goals you create for yourself. Whether this means you need to schedule a routine visit with our office or you need answers to some questions or concerns you have, we're here for you. All you need to do is pick up your phone and give us a call.