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How To Keep Your Teeth Clean in Between Dental Visits.

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The Basics of Maintaining Clean Teeth

Because of these strange virus times that we live in, almost all dental offices are shut down and have been shut down for two months.

That is pretty crazy.  It is unprecedented to have a dentist office closed for so long a period of time.

So, what do you do to maintain clean teeth, because you will not be able to get into the dentist office any time soon, to have a professional clean your pearly whites.

Daily Cleaning

You have to be disciplined and brush your teeth every day.  Not only do you need to brush every day, you need to brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Now, we all get lazy, and that is understandable.

So, what do you do if you are lazy and you do not feel motivated enough to brush your teeth twice a day?

Well, that means you are only going to brush you teeth once a day.  If you only brush your teeth once a day, make it the evening, before you go to bed brush of the teeth.

If you brush your teeth at night, right before you go to bed, you clean off all the food particles that have accumulated through out the day.

That way you do not have decaying food particles that are in contact with your teeth’s enamel, that sit on the enamel for eight hours overnight.

When you brush your teeth in the morning, if you have already brushed them at night, you are really only brushing your teeth to make your breath smell good.  Because you are not eating overnight during your sleep, the morning brush is really about freshening your breath, where the evening brush is about maintaining oral health and removing decaying food and plaque from your enamel.

Daily Flossing

If you want to have a lifetime of healthy teeth and you want your visits to the dentist to be pain and hassle free, you’ve got to become a regular flosser of your teeth.  There is simply no way around this.

Flossing your teeth daily is one of the best things you can do for yourself.  Do whatever it takes to make your daily flossing a life long habit.

If you can maintain these important basics of oral care, you’ll be able to withstand this time away from the dentist.

Stay healthy out there.