Improve Your Dental Health This Fall

Do you love fall? The kids head back to school. The leaves change color. Apples are ready for picking. It’s definitely a season of change. 

It’s also a great time of year to renew your commitment to your dental health. If you’re not sure what you could be doing, here are some suggestions.

Brush twice per day.

Yes, you know you should be brushing twice per day, but brushing for the recommended amount of time and using proper form need to be taken into consideration, too.  You should be brushing for at least two minutes, and you need to be brushing with proper technique in order to maximize your results.

Floss.

Every time you go to the dentist, your hygienist or dentist – or both – probably ask you about your flossing habits. They ask because it’s important. Take the time to floss each day in order to remove food and bacteria located between your teeth and below the gumline.

Quit Smoking or Using Tobacco Products.

If you have tried before to quit smoking or using tobacco products, use the start of fall to try again. Smoking and using tobacco products has consequences for your oral health as well as your overall health.

Get a New Toothbrush.

When was the last time you changed out your toothbrush? Are the bristles worn down? Then it’s time for a new one.

Schedule a Dental Appointment.

Do you have a dental appointment booked? When was your last appointment? Dental visits are meant to prevent problems – so be sure you are visiting your dentist regularly and don’t wait until a problem arises.

Purchase Oral Care Products Specific to Your Needs.

If you haven’t been paying attention to the toothpaste or mouthwash you’ve been using, now is the time to take notice. There are products specifically designed to help you take care of your oral health. Perfect Smile Oral Care products are designed to help fight gum disease, a serious problem that almost half of all Americans suffer from.

Let the changing of the seasons be a time when you start establishing good dental hygiene habits. Fall is the perfect time to take care of your oral health.