However, encouraging children to take care of their teeth is actually a good thing to do because it's a good idea to start practicing personal dental care at an early age. Perhaps the most basic thing that almost everyone knows about personal dental care is brushing.
The first step in good dental care is brushing the teeth after every meal. And it can be done in the right or the wrong way. Yes, there is actually a right way to brush the teeth.
Some people may say that you have to brush your teeth three times every day or after every meal; and they might actually be right. Most dentists will say that you should brush your teeth at least two times every day.
There are even cases when dentist would discourage their patients from brushing more than two times a day, especially for those people who are experiencing discomfort from sensitive teeth.
If you are one of the many individuals who think that eating mentholated candies, gargling mouthwash, or flossing can equal to brushing, you might need to change your approach to your personal dental care routine.
In an emergency it can be a solution to eat candy to hide smell from what you had during your last meal. But if you do it on a regularly basis, it will do harm than good to your teeth.
Substituting brushing with a simple mouthwash gargle session in the bathroom may seem to save you a lot of precious work time, but in reality, you are just putting your teeth (and mouth) in jeopardy.
Mouthwash is made to add on to the cleanliness of your teeth. You cannot use it as a substitute to brushing your teeth. It will not clean them well enough.
Achieving a healthy personal dental care routine is important because it will surely make or break your smile. Don't neglect your teeth because they make up an important part of your face.