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Good dental hygiene can prevent many common dental problems seen today, such as gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Learning to take care of your teeth and gums the proper way can only benefit your health and give you a better smile. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a dental cleaning is essential. Your dentist can also teach you the best dental hygiene routine for you.

A good basic toothbrush is necessary for good dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes in the morning and 2 minutes at night is often recommended by dentists. The newer sonic wave toothbrushes can provide excellent tooth cleaning and are also recommended by many dental professionals. Over brushing can cause damage to your teeth and gums so be sure to check with your dentist for the proper amount of care for your teeth.

Selecting the best toothpaste for your needs can be a daunting task with all that is available today. Currently there are numerous choices you can make, from choosing toothpaste specially designed for sensitive teeth, to whitening toothpastes. Toothpaste now comes in many different flavors, most come with fluoride, and others come with a mouthwash. Flossing is also necessary to good dental hygiene. Ask your dental professional how often you should floss. Usually its recommended that you floss once a day, but it may be recommended to floss more often. Tongue brushes are also available at any drug stores. Brushing your tongue will help complete your dental hygiene routine.

If you wear braces you will need to take even greater care of your dental hygiene needs. Your dentist may recommend a special tooth brush. Usually a soft bristle brush or a sonic wave brush will do the best cleaning job for those in braces. When flossing it is recommended that a floss threader is used. Your dental hygienist can best show you the right way to care for your teeth to keep them in the best of health.