Quick Tips for a Healthier Mouth

Healthy Mouth

Those of you who know of the Mayo Clinic know it’s consistently ranked within the top 3 health care centers in the world. So, I turned to them to provide us with some easy tips to follow on a daily basis to maintain the healthiest mouth possible. The great thing is, anyone can follow these tips.

Mayo Clinic Brushing Recommendations

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and ideally after every meal
  • Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush — it’s gentler on your gums.
  • Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle against your teeth
  • Use short back-and-forth motions.

Visit the Mayo Clinic website for more daily tooth brushing tips.

Mayo Clinic Flossing Tips

  • Gently ease the floss between your teeth.
  • Pull the ends of the floss against the front and back surface of a tooth
  • Form a “C” as the floss wraps around the tooth.
  • Gently pull the floss from the gumline to the top of the tooth to scrape off plaque.< li>
  • Floss the backs of your teeth.

Additional May Clinic Oral Care Tips

  • Use an interdental cleaner specially designed to clean between your teeth.
  • Use a mouth rinse to help reduce plaque between your teeth.
  • Use oral irrigators (such as a water pik) to remove food particles.
  • Following these tips provided by the Mayo Clinic will help to ensure that your mouth is a healthy mouth. But, remember, as with all tips we provide on Dental Heroes, consistency is key. These tips need to be built into your daily routine to be effective.

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    Do you disagree with any of the tips provided by the Mayo Clinic? Would you add any to the list?

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