Dental hygiene is important. We all know that. But dental hygiene is not just about brushing your teeth once or twice a day. Maintaining good dental hygiene requires learning, habit forming and time. For most people it’s a daily chore and they try to do it as fast as possible. If you suffer from sensitive gums, adhering to proper dental hygiene might be painful and even result in bleeding and discomfort, so you will try to do it fast and often even skip a session. However, this is exactly what causes damage to the teeth, gums and your breath, making it even harder to maintain your dental hygiene routine. It’s a vicious cycle.
This daily routine varies by person, age, and daily schedule. It is often influenced by your mood when you wake up or just before you go to bed.
Dental hygienists and dentists usually recommend a routine comprising:
- Flossing with a dental floss
- Brushing your teeth after each meal for at least 2 minutes
- Washing your mouth with an oral rinse.
All three must be done correctly, using the right technique and suitable tools for you. Not every toothbrush and not every dental floss work the same way for everyone. Making the right choices best suited for your anatomy and needs may ease the pain… literally.