6 Dental Care Tips

Green Apple Implant & General Dentistry is a dental practice located in Vaughan, ON.

6 Dental Care Tips For You

After reading the tips, be sure to take a look at the infographic version below! Feel free to print the infographic, bring it to work, put it in your children’s room, or keep it for yourself.

1. Brush at least twice a day

It is important to remember to brush your teeth a minimum of twice a day, though, we recommend 3 times a day. The best time to brush your teeth is after meals. Typically, you should brush after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many people brush before breakfast before you go downstairs in the kitchen, but we recommend to brush after you eat breakfast. Choose a toothbrush with a small head for better access to your back teeth. Soft bristles are kinder on your gums.

2. Use fluoridated toothpaste

Fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces your risk of tooth decay. Not only will it help you prevent tooth decay, but it can also reverse erosion that may have been taking place in your mouth already. Fluoridated toothpaste allows your teeth to remain healthy.

3. Brush thoroughly

Tooth brushing should take between two and three minutes. Make sure that you are getting the teeth near the back of your mouth. Do not just focus on the teeth at the front. It is especially important that you get your small children to understand this concept.

4. Floss your teeth daily

We couldn’t make a dental care post without talking about flossing, don’t worry! Floss as often as possible, strive for once a day. We recommend to our patients to start flossing by doing one tooth a day. When you do one tooth, chances are you won’t stop at just 1. You already went through the trouble of getting the floss and getting emotionally prepared, we guarantee you will do more than 1 tooth!

5. Limit sugary foods

Bacteria in dental plaque change sugars into acids. We have a post that goes more in depth on what foods are bad for your teeth. Read it here.

6. See your dentist for regular check ups

You should also visit your dentist if you have a dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gum. It is important to schedule the regular check ups so that we can help prevent anything that may be starting to form early.