Are Your Teeth Getting the Care They Need?

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Life gets hectic.  Sometimes it feels like we don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done so we may choose to put our self-care aside to take care of other things like our kids or work.  And while we may put other people’s needs ahead of our own, there is one thing we can’t neglect… our teeth.  We are excited to partner with the American Dental Association to share our daily routine as well as some recommendations when it comes to your oral care. It’s time to get mouth healthy.

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Setting a routine helps me to stay consistent when it comes to self-care and staying healthy.  Just like we set a time for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we should also set a time for self-care.  As role models for our kids, we need to make sure that we are doing everything we ask them to do. If they see that we are doing something daily, they will do it and it will become a natural routine.

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When we wake up in the morning, we brush our teeth, drink a glass of water and wash our face.  I make sure to use a facial lotion with SPF, to protect my skin from the harsh Florida sun.  While I wait for my daughter at the bus stop, I have a few minutes to floss.  Spending those few minutes wisely makes a huge difference.

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During the late afternoon, we walk around the neighborhood to get our daily steps in, shower and prepare and eat a healthy dinner.  Just before bed, we brush our teeth again, use our antiseptic mouth rinse, wash up, read a bit and go to sleep. Knowing that we have taken care of our body, mind and teeth helps us to rest easier.  Plus, good oral health habits lead to better visits to our family dentist.

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ADA Recommendations.

Do you ever wonder if you’re doing everything you can to make sure your teeth are getting the proper care?  The ADA has some recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth daily
  • Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks
  • See your dentist regularly for prevention and treat of oral disease
  • Drink fluoridated water
  • Don’t use tobacco of any kind
  • Avoid oral piercings

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One of the most important things to us is to make sure we choose dental products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This Seal lets us know that they are safe for us and for our family.  So, all our products, even the gum we chew, have this important Seal.

Get Mouth Healthy.

While we have mastered our daily routine, remember that each smile is unique. Your routine should be too. Speak to your dentist and create a home oral care routine that is right for you and your family.

When it comes to oral care, what is most important to you? Comment below and let us know!

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  1. Thanks much for this post! Healthy teeth and gums is really important. Thanks for the tips and reminders. Now, I really need to push myself for to get an insurance for my teeth since it’s very expensive to see a dentis regularly. I wish I could go back the time and take care of my teeth. I’m not confident to smile because my teeth are not aligned. Brushing everyday is not enough. But those things you mention helps a lot.

  2. Oral hygiene is definitely important! I take good care of my teeth at home, but I need to ge to the dentist too!

  3. Colgate is the brand of toothpaste that we love to use! All of these products look like they would give you the best clean.

  4. ive been using colgate since i was a kid. yeah, colgate gives me the complete oral protection that i need. 🙂

  5. Preventive oral care with good oral hygiene is so important. Thanks for featuring and promoting it.

  6. Oral hygiene is very important, I always encourage persons to take off their teeth. Seeing this article shows that I’m not alone in this. I pay particular attention to my products because I wear braces.

  7. Seems like the simple things are the most important and easily neglected. I learned my lesson when it comes to oral hygiene, the hard way. I stay on top of my game now!

  8. Oral hygiene is critically important. It not only affects the health of our mouths but our appearances as well. The practices you outlined are invaluable to oral health. I try to brush my teeth twice a day, I use floss and i visit the dentist twice a year. I with need to put limits sugary beverages and snacks however.

  9. The oral hygiene is probably the most important one! It is sad to see people who do not maintain theirs properly, when actually it requires so less effort. Thank you for sharing this post with us!

  10. Setting a routine is indeed very important! That was the only way I could get my toddler to follow suit! Still have to work my way up to flossing more frequently though!

  11. Have a heathy mouth is important. People who have a beautiful smile often have nice teeth.

  12. Great tips and very informative one. Oral hygiene is the very first thing one should do when they wake up. As our smile is the very first thing we can give to anyone.

  13. Most people don’t know how important is our teeth. Will be sharing this article with my kids and tell them the importance of taking care of it.

  14. This is so important! I will admit to not following all of their rules, but my family has had such poor tooth history that this is extra important for me!

  15. Babushka has not taken the best of care of her teeth and is now beginning to see the affect of that. Luckily dentistry has advanced much and there’s hope. BB2U

  16. I ain’t the best with the oral care. I have improved a great deal over the years. My son is so much better with this!

  17. Making sure you look after your teeth and gums is a must, I have issues with my teeth which sadly mean I have to have a lot of treatment and it amazes me people wouldn’t look after their teeth properly.

  18. I use sensodyne myself. When my son had to have a tooth pulled, I videoed it and showed to to the rest of the kids. Not to scare, but to show the end result of poor oral hygiene

  19. I am always concerned about the health of my mouth. One of my biggest fears is talking to someone and having bad breath.

  20. Oral health is very important to me. We schedule regular appointments for the kiddos. Snack healthy, brush and floss daily. I’ve never had a cavity and neither have my kids and that’s a miracle given the amount of candy I, I mean THEY eat. *smile*

  21. I have only seen the ADA logo on things in the haba aisle like toothpaste and mouthwash. I never noticed it on chewing gum, that’s interesting to know.

  22. I have a tooth fetish which means, I can’t stand my teeth looking or feeling gross so I keep a rigorous routine. Colgate has always been in my cabinet!

  23. I floss every night before going to bed. You will be surprised how much you get it cleaned by flossing after brushing.

  24. Having a good dental care routine is so important. It is just not worth all the trouble of having dental work!

  25. Oral health is so important to our family. We try to instill the importance of it with our three kids, and they now know how crucial it is to keep our teeth healthy.

  26. It is absolutely crucial to keep up a good healthy dental habit. In fact I cant wait to teach our son this important thing.

  27. These are great tips! I really wanted to floss but I still have my braces on. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

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    Tiffany

  28. I should get the hang of using mouthwash more often. I think it would be really effective of killing germs and bacteria and help avoid cavities (which I seem prone to).

  29. Oh yes, this is so important. I always take care of my teeth and tell my kids to do the same. We have healthy gum, floss, and mouth wash.

  30. Good oral hygiene is SO important. I have been trying to instill this in both of my children and so far they are doing a great job.

  31. This is great information to know. I have to make sure that my oral care products have the ADA Seal of acceptance.

  32. I need to do more for my teeth and I know it. I use a really good toothpaste but I do need to use something to get all the bacteria out. Using a mouthwash would help with that.

  33. This is so important from day one of life to keep your teeth healthy. Even though I am 60 years old, I still have all my teeth and they are in great shape from taking care of them every day.