The primary aim of personal dental care is to prevent cavities from forming on your teeth. In order for you to prevent them, you need to remove the plaque.
Some effective ways to prevent plaque from forming is to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Brushing your teeth will help stimulate your gums and in turn keep them healthy and less susceptible to gum diseases.
Simple Dental Care Routine to Prevent Cavities
Choose The Right Toothpaste.
Toothpastes are typically made of abrasives and foaming agents that help remove bacteria and food from your teeth. When choosing a toothpaste, make sure that it has fluoride to keep your mouth cavity-free.
If your teeth face become sensitive to pressure, cold and heat, a visit to the dentist may be in order. They can assess whether the sensitivity of the teeth may lead to a serious problem such as nerve inflammation or severe cavity.
Floss Floss Floss.
Although brushing is considered to be the most important part of a good dental care routine, it doesn’t actually have the ability to remove the plaque and food particles between the teeth, under the gum line or within braces. That is where flossing comes in.
When flossing your teeth, you should be very careful so that you can avoid injuring your gums. Remember, gums are very sensitive and they can bleed easily. Never force the floss under the gums; just curve the floss around the edge of your tooth and form a letter “c” then glide the floss up and down the side of each tooth. Do not forget to floss the back sides of your teeth as well.
When in doubt, check with your hygienist. They can help you learn proper technique.
As you can see, maintaining your personal dental care routine is fairly easy. You just need to make sure that you are going in for regular checkups, and have a willingness and determination to follow through.