Ways you could be undermining your dental health
If you’ve been staying home more than usual, your daily routines may have become more relaxed. Neglecting your dental hygiene, however, can negatively impact your oral health. Here are few ways you may be undermining your dental health.
once a day
Dentists recommend brushing for two minutes at least twice a day, every day. Brushing less than twice a day can allow bacteria to build up in your mouth causing bad breath, stained teeth, and plaque that can lead to gingivitis and other dental issues. Brush at least once in the morning and once at night to keep your mouth healthy.
Using an old toothbrush
If you’ve had your toothbrush more than three months, it’s time to replace it. Using it longer than three months can result in frayed bristles that do not remove food particles and plaque as well. Replace your toothbrush every three months to continue cleaning your mouth effectively.
Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day. If you don’t floss, you can miss food debris stuck between teeth that your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. These particles turn into bacteria that can lead to several different oral issues.
Snacking at night
That midnight snack may be tempting, but it can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. Eating and then going to bed without brushing allows the uninterrupted formation of plaque throughout the night. Avoid eating anything after brushing your teeth before bed.
Maintain a good dental care routine to avoid undermining the health of your teeth and gums.