New Year, New Oral Hygiene Habits

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The new year is the time when everyone begins to reflect on how they can improve upon themselves in the coming 12 months. One of the ways you can improve your overall health and quality of life in general is to commit to a thorough dental hygiene routine if this is something you have been lazy about in the past. So what does that mean? Let’s find out.

For starters, it is beyond important that you brush at least two times a day. You probably already know that brushing in the morning when you wake up is imperative, especially if you don’t want to scare everyone at the office with your morning breath. However, the time people most often forget to brush their teeth is right before bed. Whether this is because you are so tired when you get home that you forget to brush before laying down in bed, or simply because you do not find it necessary, it truly is an imperative practice to make into a habit. When you don’t brush before bed you are allowing every single bit of bacteria that is present in your mouth from a day of eating and drinking to sit and fester in your mouth as you slumber. This is how people often get cavities in their adult years.

You should also be flossing your teeth at least once a day. This is extremely important if you want to have healthy gums(which you undoubtedly do). If you forego flossing it will lead to much larger dental problems in the future.

Remember, there is no time like the present. Listen to your Purcellville dentist and start taking better care of your teeth starting today.

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