How To Guarantee Healthy Fangs This Halloween
Any vampire or werewolf will tell you that healthy teeth are the most important tool of the trade. With something that important, you want to give it the best care you can. So, for all the little vampires and werewolves out there (and adults too) Halloween is a great time to ensure that you are maintaining the proper care of your teeth. Continue on to learn some tips to make sure that you and your family will have the healthiest fangs this Halloween season!
Good oral hygiene is always important, however at a time when candy and sweet treats are at an all-time high, it is a great to remember some important tips to help ensure the health of your family’s teeth and gum line.
Brush Your Teeth
- Brush your teeth twice a day. Take about two minutes to do a thorough job. Also, make sure to brush your tongue, which harbors bacteria.
- Use the proper equipment. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits in your mouth comfortably. Consider using an electric or battery-operated toothbrush, which can reduce plaque and gingivitis more than a manual toothbrush.
- Keep your toothbrush clean. Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Make sure to store the brush in an upright position and allow it to air dry. Invest in a new toothbrush or replacement head every three months or if you notice the bristles are becoming worn or laying flat.
- Practice good brushing technique. Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle, aiming the bristles toward the area where your mouth meets your gum. Gently brush with circular short back and forth motions.
Floss Your Teeth
- When you brush your teeth, it is impossible to reach in the tight spaces between your teeth and under your gum line. Flossing should be done at least once a day.
- Be gentle when flossing. Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. You want to be sure not to snap the floss into your gums. Take one tooth at a time.
In addition to brushing and flossing, consider using a mouthwash with fluoride to promote oral health. If you have not had a recent routine hygiene visit in our office, be sure to call us right away. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!