Tips on Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Nothing beats fresh, sparkling white smile! Being a licensed (non-practicing) dentist, I have inculcated the importance of having a healthy set of teeth and gums to my 8 year old daughter and my “dentist-phobic” husband. I know I am such a nag when it comes to dental hygiene but I am just doing my “job”. After all, I’m still a dentist and I shouldn’t put my acquired knowledge in dentistry into waste just because I am now enjoying a new found career.

How do we keep decay-free teeth? It’s as simple as ABC. First and foremost, brush your teeth preferably after every meal especially before going to bed with a fluoride containing toothpaste like Tom's of Maine. Secondly, eat nutritious foods and avoid eating candies and chocolates (if you can’t help it, make sure you drink water, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth right after eating) and floss your teeth after brushing at least once a day (make sure you go through all the areas unreachable by your toothbrush like the tiny spaces in between your teeth). Lastly, visit your family dentist every six months for a dental prophylaxis (professional cleaning) and thorough oral examination.

A quality dental product also plays a very important role in maintaining good oral hygiene. Tom's Of Maine was introduced to me by a cousin living in USA. The first time I tried their Wicked Fresh!™ Toothpaste and Wicked Fresh!™ Mouthwash, I became a regular user. I am meticulous when it comes to dental products we use in our household; so far Tom’s of Maine products pass my standard. Tom's of Maine is a leading natural product's company focused on oral and personal care since 1970. I have joined them in facebook but you also have a choice of joining them in twitter if you use twitter more frequently. What are you waiting for? Join Tom's of Maine in facebook or twitter NOW and let’s all start aFRESH this 2011! Happy New Year, everyone!

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  1. I am sort of going back to school where my teacher teaches me how to brush my teeth.

  2. awww your precious ones have definitely the most cared for teeth in the world..what with a toothfairy with them all the time who only recommends the best!

  3. beautiful smiles Che, showing beautuful set of teeth as well cared for by dentist- mom or toothfairy.

  4. Cher, I love to see the bonding of both. Happy smiles and happy faces!

    Thank you also for the cyber friendship and I hope to meet each other someday.

    P.S. Just got back and had a foot and body massage cum accupressure. Hope this will help.

  5. That is the perfect photo for your sponsored post!

    I was visiting your Photo Project 2015 blog - oh my, what beautiful images over there! I particularly like the rose you posted on January 2.

    Thank you for your new year wishes and may you and your family continue to have a blessed new year. =)