3 Healthy Mouth Habits for 2019

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD

2019 is here and it’s time to share our favorite mouth healthy habits that will help you achieve the best oral health in the new year.

  1. Establish and Maintain a Proper Oral Health Routine: Remember to brush your teeth twice per day, for two minutes at a time and floss twice per day. This will prevent leaving food debris on teeth and subsequently preventing cavities. It is important to have a proper oral health routine to keep a mouth clean and to prevent a lot of oral health ailments.
  2. Drink More Water: Water is a fantastic tool in the fight against bad bacteria and tooth decay. Water is not acidic, and does not harm teeth at all. In fact, it improves saliva production, which naturally cleans teeth of debris and restores the mouth back to a healthy PH balance. Specially for children, if they must have juice or a sweeter drink, water it down so that they aren’t consuming too much sugar at one time.
  3. Replace Worn out Toothbrushes: It can be difficult to know when to replace old toothbrush with a new one.  A good rule of thumb to follow is to replace your toothbrush after 3 months of use. However, there are some signs that indicate it’s time for a change. If toothbrush bristles are frayed, or pluming outward, then it’s time for a new toothbrush. If you recently had an illness, then it’s best to replace their toothbrush to prevent the spread of unhealthy bacteria.