Have you heard the term "life hack?" If you haven't, it refers to any shortcut or trick that helps you to manage your time more efficiently.
When we talk about a dental hygiene hack, we're talking about easy ways to help you get the most out of your oral health habits, which will result in healthier teeth and gums.
Your dentist in Inglewood, CA believes in the importance of educating our patients so they can manage their oral health on their own. Here are a few easy oral hygiene hacks that help our patients maintain healthy smiles.
Helpful Dental Hygiene Hacks to Keep You Smiling
Here are a few of the oral hygiene hacks that many of our patients use and that you should find useful.
Break Up Your Flossing Routine
Everyone needs to floss, but nobody said you have to do the entire job all at once. If you don’t have time to floss when you brush, do different sections of your mouth throughout the day.
Eat Foods That Clean Your Teeth
Broccoli, carrots, apples, and cauliflower contain nutrients that support good oral health and general health, and they also help scrub away plaque and tartar that dulls your smile.
Use a Nonabrasive Toothpaste
Everyone wants a bright, white smile in the easiest and fastest way possible. But whitening toothpaste can be highly abrasive and strip dental enamel from your teeth. Instead, try brushing your teeth with baking soda once a week as it's gentle and helps scrub away surface staining.
Rinse Your Mouth with Water
Brushing is the best way to make sure your teeth are clean, but if you can’t brush, rinse your mouth with water to flush away food debris and bacteria that linger on your teeth and cause cavities.
Call Our 90303 Office to Arrange an Appointment
The team at PhD Dental is very knowledgeable, and our Inglewood, CA dentists are always happy to answer questions and offer advice for improving your oral health. Please call us to schedule an appointment for your exam and dental cleaning so we can help you enjoy a healthier smile.