ORAL HYGIENE: MAINTAINING YOUR GORGEOUS SMILE
todayís fast paced world, we need to get back to the basics in
personal hygiene. Developing good habits like brushing teeth
and flossing after meals will insure a healthy, gorgeous set
of teeth for years and will minimize paying hefty dental bills
later. Many people spend thousands of dollars annually at the
dentistís office because they fail to take five minutes to
clean up after a meal.
To avoid this pitfall, if you can, after eating
lunch go to the office restroom and floss/brush teeth or at
home before doing anything else that would distract you from
the task. Hold the brush at a forty-five degree angle when
cleaning the upper and lower teeth and use a soft bristle
toothbrush because anything harder will damage the gums. Make
sure you get the inside row of teeth when doing this. Donít
brush too hard because it will cause bleeding.
The next step is flossing and rinsing with
mouthwash. Pull out seven inches of floss and wrap it around
both middle fingers and tug until itís tight. Then carefully
insert the floss between teeth and gently go down and
underneath the gum-line and then up again; move the piece of
floss as you go along. For fresh breath, please rinse with a
mouthwash for that mint taste after brushing and flossing your
With enough practice, you will pick up speed and have
excellent oral hygiene in no time and a better social life.
Itís beneficial to maintain a beautiful smile by using this
simple yet efficient beauty tip; your dentist and pocketbook
will thank you.