National Fresh Breath Day
August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day, offering a wonderful opportunity to recommit to those daily habits that help keep your breath fresh and your teeth and gums healthy. Chief among these, of course, is brushing and flossing – those two simple tasks essential for optimal oral health. Today, why not commit to doing both with greater frequency in order to help keep your smile bright and your breath pleasant no matter the occasion? Add to that biannual visits to our Cincinnati dental office for cleanings and examinations, and you’re well on your way to optimal oral health year round.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing your teeth should be done after every meal and snack. To avoid removing enamel, choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to brush all surfaces of each tooth in your mouth. Aim for two minutes each time and choose a toothpaste formulated for your specific oral health needs. Our dentists are licensed to sell advanced oral health products from Periosciences and would be happy to assist you in finding the combination of products best suited to address your concerns.
Flossing should be done both morning and night to remove food particles and bacteria from in between the teeth. Flossing below the gum line also helps reduce risks for gum inflammation and disease, and is essential for maintaining peak oral health. If flossing is not something you are accustomed to, we would be happy to provide guidance during your next visit.
National Fresh Breath Day may seem somewhat silly, but its underlying message is important. Fresh breath requires healthy teeth and gums, and healthy teeth and gums require commitment to a solid daily routine. This Fresh Breath Day, consider taking steps that work to uphold this commitment and serve to keep your breath fresh and your teeth beautiful in between office visits.
If you struggle with chronic bad breath, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today. Located in Cincinnati, we serve patients from Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana as well as Ohio.