Almost everyone has their own share of childhood

tooth-y story. Parents have their own unique way of

encouraging their children how to take care of their

teeth – from exaggerated stories to imaginary

characters (hello, tooth fairy).


However, encouraging children to take care of their

teeth is actually a good thing to do because it’s a

good idea to start practicing personal dental care at

an early age. Perhaps the most basic thing that almost

everyone knows about personal dental care is brushing.


Brushing one’s teeth after every meal is considered as

the most basic step for personal dental care. A lot of

people may think that brushing one’s teeth is just

plain brushing; what most people don’t know is that

there is a proper way to brush one’s teeth.


Brushing one’s teeth effectively does not involve

freestyle strokes. If you are one of the many people

who do not know the proper strokes of brushing, a

visit to the dentist would be the solution to your

problem.


Brush Your Teeth At Least Two Times A Day Although

there are some people who believe that it is necessary

to brush one’s teeth three times a day or after every

meal, most dentists would recommend that teeth should

be brushed at least two times a day.


There are even cases when dentist would discourage

their patients from brushing more than two times a

day, especially for those people who are experiencing

discomfort from sensitive teeth.


Don’t Be A Lazy Bum In a world that’s full of hustle

and bustle, with lots of deadlines to meet and

schedules to juggle, it wouldn’t be a wonder if one

would forget about his or her personal dental care.


Some people can even afford to get through a day

without actually brushing their teeth. If you are one

of the many individuals who think that eating

mentholated candies, gargling mouthwash, or flossing

can equal to brushing, you might need to change your

approach to your personal dental care routine.


Eating candies to hide the scent of what you just ate

during your latest meal is definitely not a good idea.


Sure, it would be excusable if you just did it once or

twice, or during an emergency, but if you are guilty

of doing it regularly, you are actually doing more

harm than good to your teeth.


Eating candies and other sweets to compensate the lack

of brushing may just infuse more cavities to your

teeth. You may not see the harmful results of this

horrible “dental care” right away, but in the long

run, you will surely find yourself regretting why you

let your teeth fall into the traps of candies and

sweets.


Substituting brushing with a simple mouthwash gargle

session in the bathroom may seem to save you a lot of

precious work time, but in reality, you are just

putting your teeth (and mouth) in jeopardy.


Mouthwashes are made to enhance the cleanliness of

your teeth, not to substitute tooth brushing. Simply

gargling with mouthwash won’t thoroughly cleanse your

mouth.


Sure, your mouth may feel fresh and clean after you

gargle with mouthwash, but if a microscope would be

placed in your mouth (especially in between your

teeth), you may just end up being disgusted with what

you see.


Achieving a healthy personal dental care routine is

important because it will surely make or break your

smile. Don’t neglect your teeth because they make up

an important part of your face.


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