5 Tips & Tricks to a Better Dental Routine

Do you feel that you’re not getting the best clean when going through your dental routine? Your daily routine should include flossing and brushing twice a day but some days this doesn’t feel like enough. Your dental routine is very important and we want to keep your dental health in the best condition. This blog contains some tips that could lead to a better routine!


When looking for a toothbrush, look for one that fits your needs. Everyone’s mouth is very different and requires different bristles or brushes. Make sure to find a toothbrush that has soft bristles because harder bristles can lead to hard brushing. This hard brushing can lead to damage to your enamel and even cause receding gums.

If you’re able to invest in an electric toothbrush do it! Electric toothbrushes have been considered way more effective than the traditional toothbrushes that we are used to. This makes brushing easier for everyone, even little kids. You have to simply guide the toothbrush through parts of your mouth instead of brushing back and forth. Many of the newly released electric toothbrushes have a built-in timer to ensure that users are brushing their teeth for the full 2 minutes. This timer has 30-second intervals built-in to notify users to move the brush to another area.

Don't Forget to Floss

Flossing is one of the most important parts of any dental health routine. You do not want to forget to floss! Flossing removes food and plaque stuck in our teeth in spots that we can’t get to. A toothbrush is only able to reach a little over half of our dental surfaces but flossing is able to remove plaque and bacteria from areas we can’t reach with our toothbrushes.


Rinsing your mouth after floss is recommended because it can remove debris that came out during flossing and flush down bacteria. We recommend using an antibacterial mouthwash as well, this mouthwash can clean off bacteria that may be missed when brushing your teeth. Mouthwash can also help prevent bad breath and bacteria spreading to your teeth & gums.


Millions of bacteria live on your tongue and this can contribute to bad breath. This bacteria also can spread which can cause cavities. To remove this bacteria on your tongue, gently brush your tongue when going through your dental routine. Brushing your tongue plus mouthwash can help against bad breath.


Keeping a toothbrush with you throughout the day will allow you to brush your teeth right after a meal. This will guarantee you ready for any dental mishaps throughout the day, especially with a meal that gets stuck in your teeth! Keeping floss with this toothbrush will only benefit your dental hygiene. Remember to keep this toothbrush covered and clean, so you can have the brightest smile!

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