What Should Be My Oral Health Care Routine?

How To Look After Your Dental Health

Your oral health routines should take you no more than 10 minutes every day.

First and most importantly on the agenda is to have a quick look around your mouth. This does not need to be every single day but try to have a look around your mouth once a month. In particular, you are looking for any unexplained ulcers in your mouth.

Have a look at your gums to make sure there is no swelling and there is no gum recession that you haven’t noticed before. With your teeth, ensure if you have white fillings or crowns, there is no discoloration around the gum line or around the edges.

Where To Start

Your daily oral health routines will start off with brushing your teeth. Ask your dentist to advise you on your best toothbrush, the best toothpaste, and the best toothbrushing technique. If your toothbrush is wearing out, simply replace it with a new one. You can easily tell if your toothbrush has gone down because when you look at it from back to front, you will see how many bristles are splayed out.

You should use dental floss or interdental brushes to make sure that all food and plaque have been removed from between the teeth.

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Finally, if you have been brushing correctly, then there is no need to use any additional mouthwashes. If you are going to use any mouthwashes, remember, mouthwashes supplement not replace correct tooth brushing.

You should have a regular oral hygiene routine every morning and every night. However, we advise many patients if they can, after a meal during the day to brush as well. This is to keep your mouth more fresh during the day.

When you spit out the toothpaste after brushing, have a look to make sure that there is no blood when you rinse out. If there is blood, you have gum disease and you need to ask your dentist for further advice.

The final part of your oral hygiene routine is to make sure that you book regular check-ups at the recommended intervals.