Your daily oral hygiene routine does not need to take very long in order to be thorough. In fact, you’ll probably only need to spend 10 minutes a day at the most, time even the busiest person can afford.
Brush Twice a Day
Everybody should brush a minimum of twice a day. Brush as soon as you get up in the mornings and last thing at night, just before bed. Your mouth is drier overnight, enabling bacteria to thrive, so making sure you go to bed with a clean mouth will help protect your oral health.
Brush for at Least Two Minutes Each Time
Spend at least two minutes cleaning your teeth, allowing 30 seconds for each quadrant or quarter. It can help to clean your teeth methodically to ensure you brush all tooth surfaces.
Ideally, floss last thing at night so you remove all the food debris and plaque that has built up over the day. Make sure you break off enough floss so you can use a clean section for each tooth.
As you can see, it’s incredibly simple but technique is everything. Apple Dental is here to help and we are always more than happy to advise you on the best way to brush or floss.