Dental health is directly related to overall health. That’s why it’s so important to have a dental health routine that you can stick to. The better your oral hygiene habits, the better your dental health will be. Here’s some tips on how to create an optimal dental health routine.

Brush AT LEAST Twice a Day

While you should always brush in the morning and evening, it doesn’t hurt to brush more than twice a day. In fact, brushing is recommended after a particularly acidic or sugary meal. If you brush at the same time every day, you’re more likely to keep that habit. Brushing after breakfast or after your morning coffee or tea is optimal. Furthermore, it would be best if you always brushed after your last meal of the day. Going to bed with a clean mouth is a great way to avoid plaque and cavities.

Don’t Forget to Floss

Even the best brushes get cavities. That’s why it’s important to add flossing into your dental health routine. Flossing helps get rid of tiny food debris that your brush may miss. Making sure your teeth are free of food helps prevent the build-up of plaque, which can lead to cavities or even gum disease.

See Your Dentist Every Six Months for Cleanings

On top of regular brushing and flossing, your dentist should be part of your optimal dental hygiene routine. Getting a cleaning at the dentist’s office every six months can help prevent cavities. But it also can help prevent other dental issues like gum disease. If a problem is caught early, you’re more likely to avoid long-term side effects. The same goes for cavities. If a cavity is caught early, you’re less likely to require procedures like root canal therapy or extractions.

Ready for your dental cleaning? Give Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts a call to make your appointment with Dr. Zola Makrauer or Dr. Julie Miller today.