Your Home Dental Care Checklist

A brunette man smiles while brushing his teeth as he looks in the bathroom mirror

Achieving excellent oral health begins at home. Prioritizing a routine of good oral hygiene and other good oral health habits will help you keep your smile in tip-top condition!

  1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
  2. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time to remove food particles that can cause plaque and bad breath. Gently and consciously scrub all surfaces of your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We recommend investing in an electric toothbrush if you haven’t already. Remember to brush your tongue! In addition, you should replace your toothbrush every three months, or earlier if the bristles start to look frayed or worn down.

  3. Floss at Least Once a Day
  4. Even the best toothbrushes can’t get to the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and under your gums. That’s why it’s so important to floss at least once a day. Use string dental floss to remove bacteria and stubborn food particles from the tight spaces between teeth and along your gumline.

  5. Use Mouthwash
  6. Rinsing thoroughly with an alcohol-free antimicrobial mouthwash after brushing and flossing helps kill any remaining bad bacteria and leaves your breath feeling and smelling fresh.

  7. Take Care of Your Body
  8. Dental hygiene is just one component of maintaining good oral health. Eating a balanced diet, limiting sugary treats, staying well hydrated with water, and getting adequate rest and physical activity can help you avoid dental issues down the line. These good habits will also contribute positively to the health of your body and brain, and thus your overall quality of life.

  9. Schedule Routine Visits with Your Family Dentist in Covington, GA
  10. If you’d like more tips on how to care for your smile, or if it’s time to schedule your next routine checkup and cleaning, please contact Newton Drive Family Dentistry today. Our office has served the Covington community for almost fifty years! We’d be thrilled to see you at our comfortable, family-friendly office.


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