Your 2019 Dental Checklist
Make 2019 the year that you get your dental hygiene in order! Many people neglect their oral hygiene, thinking that they only need to visit the dentist when they have toothache or cavities! But oral care should be part of your daily routine.
Recently, scientists linked oral hygiene to heart disease and several types of dementia, putting even more emphasis on making sure that your mouth, teeth and gums are sound.
The first, most important point for your dental checklist is to make sure to get some sort of dental insurance cover so that if you do need to have your teeth and gums checked by a dentist, or need to have any procedures done, you don’t need to worry about forking out large sums of money.
Even though dental insurance is a fairly new market, many people benefit from having financial protection for dental procedures and emergencies.
Ask yourself whether you have enough cash on hand if you were to break a tooth, or lose a filling right now.
You have probably heard this countless time before, but it is important to include flossing in your daily cleaning routine. Most people brush their teeth every day, but few make it a point of taking care of what happens between the teeth. Flossing not only reaches the hard-to-reach places that your brush can’t get to, but also lowers the risk of infections and decay!
Make a point of changing your toothbrush every three months. Between toothbrush changes, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly once a week with boiled water and salt solution. Toothbrush bristles are a breeding ground for nasty germs.
Schedule at least one appointment for a check-up of your teeth every six months or so, so that your dentist can help to prevent a myriad of oral health issues, including tooth decay, gum disease and even cancer of the mouth. TruBluDentistry says you should also get a thorough professional teeth cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar build-up in those tough-to-reach places. Visiting your dentist is ultimately one of the best things you can do for your oral health!