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Oral Health for Busy Lives: Developing Good Habits


Fitting good oral hygiene habits into your daily routine is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth, gums and overall health. Healthy teeth not only look good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly.


Maintaining good oral health can also reduce the risk of developing other medical problems. This is why it is so important to develop a good oral hygiene routine and make it a priority! If you have children, developing a good routine now will follow them through the rest of their lives, helping to avoid painful and costly dental problems in the future.


Lifestyles are getting busier and busier and it can feel impossible to get everything done in a day. Sometimes it can seem too hard to brush before bed after a busy day or to find time to floss between all your teeth. However, realistically you can effectively care for your teeth in under 10 minutes a day.


Your daily oral hygiene routine should include:

  1.    Brushing for at least two minutes twice a day

  2.    Use a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste, spit out but don’t rinse

  3.    Flossing at least once daily to clean areas between your teeth

  4.    Eating a balanced diet

Following these tips will help to reduce tooth erosion:

  1.    Avoid snacking throughout the day

  2.    Reduce sugar intake

  3.    Sip water throughout and after food or drink to wash it out of your mouth

  4.    Use a straw to drink acidic beverages or drink them quickly

  5.    Say no to bubbles

Warning: brushing your teeth immediately after eating can damage the enamel on your teeth, it is recommended you rinse your mouth with water and wait at least 30 minutes before you brush.


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