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Sound Oral Care: 5 Key Practices

Posted on February 25, 2015 | in Dental Care | by

5 Best Practices for Sound Oral Care

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Have you resolved to take your oral health more seriously after an excruciating bout with toothache?

If so, you are not alone.

Many people often only appreciate the benefits of a sound oral hygiene after battling an epic toothache and spending a fortune on dental procedures designed to minimize, if not eradicate the pain and discomfort.

Fortunately, you can easily keep dental woes at bay by keeping in mind the following oral hygiene basics:

1. Brush

Ideally, to help keep your teeth in peak shape, brushing twice daily is recommended.

Brushing first thing in the morning and before you retire at night is deemed ideal.

While electric toothbrushes are considered optimal for brushing, you can opt for ones with medium nylon and round ended bristles if you are not quite comfortable using the former.

To get the most out of brushing, ensure you do it in an orderly manner at all times.

Also, make sure you do not miss an area and use proper strokes when brushing.

As a general rule of thumb, spend at least two minutes on each part (top and bottom) to achieve the clean finish you desire.

2. Floss

Unfortunately, brushing alone will not guarantee your mouth will become 100% germ free.

Take your dental routine up a notch by using floss to clean those hard to reach places in your mouth.

After all, cleaning your teeth thoroughly can dramatically inhibit the development of gum disease which has been linked to other more serious medical issues such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease.

3. Tongue

The back part of the tongue is sometimes the breeding ground for bacteria in the mouth.

In line with this, make sure you do not forego the removal of plaque that finds their way in the back of your tongue.

Using a tongue scraper would be ideal.

However, if you are not comfortable using a tongue scraper, you can use an ordinary toothbrush to do the job.

4. Mouthwash

When your tooth enamel weakens, it allows bacteria to multiply and consequently cause damage.

Fortunately, using a fluoride mouthwash will not only strengthen your tooth enamel, but will also clean places your toothbrush can’t.

Use mouthwash after brushing in the morning and the last thing at night for maximum protection.

5. Dentist visit

A fitting oral routine should include regular dental visits at least every six months.

Apart from being able to effectively remedy potential oral problems before they escalate, a dental practitioner can give you proper advice as far as suitable dental care is concerned.

In line with this, ensure that you schedule regular visits, not merely for enhancements like teeth whitening and the like, but also to guarantee a professional can thoroughly assess the overall condition of your pearly whites.


This guest post came to us by way of Pitt Street Dental, located “Down Under” at Level 2, 70 Pitt Street in Sydney NSW Australia. They can be reached by phone at 02 9223 4767 or email:

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As a professional provider of written content, specializing in the medical and healthcare industry, Hugo makes it a point not just to provide meaningful content but one that is useful as well. His career has been a fruitful one, with dozens of satisfied clients that could attest to his skill and creativity. When not writing, Hugo can often be found on some quite creek teaching his son how to fish.


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