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Oral Hygiene

Landing in our oral hygiene section must mean that you're interested in taking better care of your teeth and gums. You probably already know you should brush and floss regularly. But few of us have actually been given oral hygiene instructions to help us know exactly how to brush or how to floss properly. From our oral hygiene index, you can access articles that cover the basics and more, including oral hygiene products like mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrushes. You can even learn how good oral hygiene can help with bad breath!


What is good oral hygiene?


Good oral hygiene keeps teeth free from dental plaque buildup, staves off cavities and fights bad breath. Your at-home oral hygiene routine should consist of regular brushing and flossing.  A healthy diet that's low in sugary foods is also an essential part of good oral hygiene. Regular dental visits every six months allow your dentist or dental hygienist to provide oral hygiene instructions. Your dentist may recommend oral hygiene products that cater to your mouth's unique needs. And don't forget our oral hygiene index -- an excellent resource when you're looking for information on good oral hygiene.


Bad oral habits can affect your speech, chewing, self-esteem and overall health. Daily preventive oral hygiene care can help prevent dental problems from developing in the first place or from becoming too serious. Good oral hygiene practices are less painful and cheaper than treating dental problems once they develop. From our oral hygiene index, you can read up on ways to break out of a bad oral hygiene rut, plus learn more about oral hygiene products that can make your oral care routine more efficient.


If you're not sure how an electric toothbrush might help improve your oral hygiene routine or don't know if mouthwash is right for you, you've come to the right place! Look through our oral hygiene index for articles on common oral hygiene products for more information. Then ask your dentist for specific oral hygiene instructions to make sure you're using each of your oral hygiene products correctly. Your dentist or hygienist will tailor your oral hygiene instructions and techniques to include any areas of your mouth that may require extra attention.