Impeccable oral hygiene requires daily attention and care (1). Discover all our tips for good dental hygiene. Adopting good habits is still the best way to maintain good dental health and avoid the most common tooth problems. This list of actions to integrate into your routine will help you adopt good habits to take care of your teeth and mouth, day after day, and to guarantee real dental prevention.
How to take care of your teeth? The 6 gestures to adopt
Cavities, dental plaque, bad breath, or inflammation of the gums: dental problems affect us all and, if not treated in time, can cause long-term complications. Good oral hygiene is therefore essential and this involves daily actions (2). Discover below the 6 essential actions to incorporate into your routine to take care of your teeth:
Brush your teeth for 2 minutes morning and evening:
with a soft or medium bristle brush adapted to your needs.
with fluoride toothpaste, such as Signal Integral 8 Complete Toothpaste, which also contains zinc, an anti-plaque mineral that protects your teeth.
by making small circular movements up and down, from the edge of the gums to the tips of the teeth, and taking care to go over the entire surface of each tooth.
Floss your teeth every night before brushing your teeth. This will allow you to reach the small spaces between your teeth and dislodge food residues. Learn how to floss in this article.
Make a daily mouthwash with a product such as Signal Integral 8 Mouthwash Natural Freshness to reach all areas to clean, even the most difficult to access, and keep breath fresh.
Clean your toothbrush after use and remember to change it every 3 months or as soon as the bristles are worn out. Brushing your teeth with an old toothbrush allows bacteria to build upon the bristles and in your mouth because they will no longer be removed effectively when brushing. Read our article dedicated to finding out more. To keep a clean toothbrush effortlessly, opt for Signal Nature Elements Toothbrush Antibacterial bristles infused with silver ions that reduce the growth of bacteria on the bristles by 99.9% .
Drink water between meals: to help eliminate bacteria and help the saliva clean your mouth. A dry mouth is often responsible for the growth of bacteria and bad breath.
Limit snacking and the consumption of sugary and acidic products 3. These accumulate on your teeth and promote the formation of dental plaque or the appearance of cavities. Note that you should wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth if acidic foods were eaten during the meal to avoid damaging your enamel.
Remember to make an appointment with your dentist regularly (once every six months or every year) for a complete check-up.
It’s tempting to skip the dental care ritual when you’re late in the morning or tired at night after a long day’s work. But the efforts pay off and, now that you know how and when brushing your teeth and the actions to adopt for good daily dental hygiene, you will have healthy teeth and a radiant smile for many years.
Laboratory test. Applies only to the bristles of the toothbrush and not to the inside of the mouth. The bristles are treated with silver phosphate.