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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good Oral Hygiene Best Practices

When it comes to good oral hygiene, everything comes down to one simple idea: “ignore your teeth and they’ll go away.” The key to healthy teeth and gums is following a short list of best practices every day. It only takes a little bit of dedication and regular trips to the dentist to keep your smile looking its best. It is important to invest in a low cost dental plan in order to protect your pearly whites – and ultimately your wallet.

Brush
Ideally, dentists want their patients to brush twice a day as well as after every meal for two minutes each time. This might sound like an inconvenience, but adding this quick and easy step into your daily routine is less intrusive than you might think. In fact, after a while you will find that brushing after every meal becomes like second nature. Brushing not only removes dangerous plaque from your teeth, but it leaves your breath fresh.

Floss
The majority of Americans do not floss nearly as much as they should. Many people who do floss do it incorrectly. It seems simple enough, right? Threading the floss between your teeth to get rid of food and plaque you can’t reach with your toothbrush isn’t brain surgery. However, if you have a low cost dental plan you can ask for a demonstration from your dentist to learn how to floss properly and maximize the results of your efforts.

Mouthwash
Some people think that mouthwash is only good for keeping your breath fresh. In reality, there are ingredients in mouthwash that strengthen tooth enamel. For best results, choose a mouthwash with fluoride to use daily.

Visit the dentist
Experts recommend visiting the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and check-up. Some people wait until they have a problem with their teeth or gums before they schedule an appointment, but everyone knows that “prevention is the best medicine.” Therefore, taking a more proactive approach by going to the dentist every six months is the best idea. A low cost dental plan makes these trips affordable and also protects people from expensive bills should a dental problem arise.

4 Comments:

At November 21, 2011 at 10:39 PM , Blogger speacialist said...

My employer doesn’t give me any my 2 kids dental insurance or a dental discount plan. What are the opportunities for this? Where do my kids get dental insurance? My oldest needs braces; I found that Healthsouk.com (www.healthsouk.com) is a free dental discount plan. Are there any others out there?

 
At December 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM , Blogger dentcoveragesouk said...

I’m a single mom and I have 2 kids who both needed dental braces. I make just enough to not qualify Medicaid services so I can’t get free Treatment on teeth's beauty. I had to pay over $4800 so that my child can have braces and a beautiful smile. . .She was very scared and timid at school. I couldn’t find anyone in Los Angeles who would do the braces at a normal price so I had to launch find it with free services likehttp://www.healthsouk.com (HealthSouk- the dental discount plan or discounted dentistry) and www.1800dentist.com (800 dentist) The first one was free and the second apparently charges the dentist but not me.healthsouk
- Jenny Thomas

 
At December 16, 2011 at 5:02 AM , Blogger insurancesouk said...

Wish the latinos had access to care on online sites. . .even wedmd.com they can't access but only a few sites like www.heatlhsouk.com they can access in Spanish for affordable health care and dental care, and we need more discounted dental care and insurance nationwide. . .I know I pay via cash and not with insu
rance so I need cheaper health service access. . .A lot of my immigrant friends don't speak Spanish though. . .that's a problem with a lot of these sites.healthsouk.com

 
At June 5, 2012 at 5:59 AM , Blogger Jen L. said...

Great information! For the most part, many of us don’t really understand what common dental problems are and how they can be prevented and treated. We have several informative oral health articles at www.dentalinsurance.org

 

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