We all should be practicing proper tooth dental care Waterloo.
If you have issues with pain from your teeth, you have a loose tooth, or any other dental issue you need to see a dentist.
How to care for your teeth and gums
You need to practice proper oral hygiene if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
This means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day; but, it is more than that. You need to brush and floss with the proper technique and tools.
If you are unsure if you are brushing or flossing correctly, your dentist or hygienist will be happy to go over the proper techniques with you. They will also recommend the right tools to do the job.
Using the right products
Using the correct products and tools is as important as the techniques.
A good electric toothbrush is one of the most recommended tools.
Floss that is not too thick to fit between your teeth; which should be rubbed up and down on your tooth not back and forth like a saw.
An oral rinse that helps provide either fluoride or tartar control; ask your dentist which one will best suit your needs.
Besides the proper tools and techniques, a well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water is a must if you wish to have good oral health. Limit the amount of sugary and acidic foods and drinks you consume.
Brush your tongue, many bacteria hide there, that can lead to gum disease and bad breath.
Regular dental visits twice a year for checkup and cleaning should be on your calendar. These visits can alert your Waterloo dentist to any decay or other problems that have arisen.