Supercharge Your Oral Cleaning Habits

Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around increasing your health and your wealth. If you choose to make dental resolutions around your oral care, you’ll create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. There’s no better way to solve dental issues by avoiding them in the first place, and it’s true: a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

Supercharge Your Oral Cleaning Habits

As part of your normal routine, an activity like cleaning between your teeth can become something you enjoy. As you clean between your teeth and brush regularly, you may surprise yourself by observing that your gums become less sensitive, you bleed less, and you enjoy the unique feeling of a fresh smile.

Proper dental care is easier than you may imagine because the simple choices you make can cause profound changes to your oral health. To practice a proper oral care routine, you should:

  • Gently brush for two minutes twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging your enamel.
  • When using a toothbrush, hold it at a 45-degree angle to your gumline and clean each surface of your teeth.
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride to help keep your teeth healthy.
  • Thoroughly clean between your teeth once a day. You can use a flossing device, floss, or an interdental brush—whatever you feel most comfortable using!
  • Rinse using mouthwash or an antiseptic mouth rinse after brushing.

Practicing your oral care routine twice a day will have a profound effect on your mouth’s health. However, there are a few more important steps to take to ensure your oral care isn’t suffering in other areas. Keep reading below for more ideas for other changes you can make.

Making a New Year’s resolution to enhance your health is a great choice no matter how you look at it. Be forgiving of yourself if you have any setbacks and allow yourself time for your new routines to solidify into habits. You’re now armed with the knowledge to confront many of the top obstacles to ideal dental health.