3 Simple Tips To Get A Healthy Oral Hygiene Routine

3 Simple Tips To Get A Healthy Oral Hygiene Routine

If you aren’t already prioritising your oral hygiene routine, it’s time for you to make a positive change and push it forward in your priorities! People often think that oral hygiene is overly complicated, but we’re here to show you just how simple it is to get it right. These things won’t take much time, but could significantly increase the health of your mouth and also the longevity of your natural teeth, which is something that we all want. So, let’s get into it and help you keep your smile happy and healthy!

See Your Dentist Every 6 Months

The first thing you can do to create a healthy oral hygiene routine is to see your dentist every 6 months! As much as you can have an exceptional oral hygiene routine at home, unfortunately some things are unavoidable and you may not experience symptoms of a problem, which only your dentist will be able to identify. It is usually said that 6 months is the optimal amount of time between appointments, as if you leave it much longer it can result in problems developing to a more advanced situation that will not only be more invasive to resolve, but also much more expensive.

Equally, identifying issues such as mouth cancer or gum disease as early as possible is essential, which is what going to see your general or cosmetic dental clinic every 6 months can help you to do. Although you will need to pay for your appointments, taking on a more preventative approach to your dentistry and catching any problems early will almost certainly save you money in the long run! So, get your dentist appointment booked if you haven’t been in the last 6 months. Of course, if you are experiencing any problems or have any concerns, even if you have been to the dentist in the last 6 months, make sure to book an appointment.

Use An Electric Toothbrush

Another thing you should be doing is using an electric toothbrush. It is commonly agreed that using an electric toothbrush helps you to keep your gums healthier, to reduce tooth decay and to help keep your natural teeth for longer, compared to if you use a manual toothbrush. They are very affordable too, as you don’t need to get the super fancy ones if you don’t want to. You should change the head of your electric toothbrush every 12 weeks, or earlier if needed, to make sure you are maximising the potential of your toothbrush.


Whilst many people brush their teeth twice a day, so many people don’t floss, and it is so important for your oral health! It is so important to get between your teeth and also down into the gumline, as this prevents the buildup of plaque which hardens to create tartar. When tartar is left for long periods, you have a heightened risk of cavities and tooth loss, as well as it impacting your overall oral health. So, simply floss every evening before you brush to pick up any leftover food between the teeth and also plaque.

You could floss in the morning, but we find it more effective to leave your flossing until the evening when you have finished eating for the day, as you want to make sure you aren’t sleeping with food between your teeth. Then, in the day, after you have eaten anything, have a good drink of water and this can help to flush away some of the residue on your teeth, before you can get home to remove it properly when you floss.
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