Whether we’d like to admit it or not, people judge other people based on how they look. Of course we should only be concerning ourselves with what is on the inside (not organs, but things like personality) but sadly that isn’t always the case. Knowing this can give you an advantage, however. When you have good overall hygienic practices, people will spend their time getting to know the real you.
Good dental hygiene is up high on the list because when you meet someone for the first time, and have to talk to them face to face, a lasting impression can be made in either a positive way (fresh breath, clean bright white teeth) or a negative way (forgot to brush and/or floss, had a salad with garlic for lunch). In order to always leave a positive lasting impression it is important to consider these tips to maintain your oral hygiene:
Consistent and Correct Brushing : Brushing your teeth is only half the battle. Firstly, it is essential to brush your teeth at least once every day. Secondly, how you brush your teeth is very important; using circular motions angled correctly to properly clean all of your teeth, for at least 2 minutes.
Floss: This can be difficult to maintain (speaking from personal experience) but the benefits it provides for gum health are too great to ignore. Flossing after a meal is the best time; slide the floss between two teeth and create a cup shape around the teeth to ensure a full and through cleaning.
Dental Visits: The last step (yet probably most important). Seeing an Ottawa dental professional on a regular basis will ensure that your brushing and flossing techniques are being done correctly and also, your dental professional has a better view of your whole mouth (especially the small, intricate spaces that we can’t reach on our own).
Good oral hygiene starts with you, but the benefits are far reaching. When you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, it makes for faster dental check-ups and better face-to-face encounters with everyone!