Smile Care: Things Everyone Should Rinse With Water!

When you’re thinking about your smile care and what you could be doing to really bolster the safeguarding you provide for yourself, water may come to mind. Why? Well, probably because you know that it’s neutral and cannot hurt your smile health. You use it to wash lots of stuff in your life, not just your teeth! You are fairly certain you have heard it referred to as the universal solvent. Basically, you know it’s good but you’re not really sure how to use it to benefit your grin. Not a problem. Our Ankeny, IA team is here to offer up some things you should definitely be rinsing with some H2O!

Your Smile After Eating

You already know that when you eat, the particles left behind are often consumed by bacteria, which then release acids into your mouth. This leads to issues like tooth decay, as well as periodontal concerns, and more! Unfortunately, you’re not always within close proximity to your collection of smile care products, which means brushing after meals and snacks can only happen sometimes. So, what to do after eating to help rinse away food particles and bacteria, too? Rinse your smile with water! It’s so much more powerful than you realize.

Your Toothbrush

Our team knows that you may have some uncertainty about how to keep this very important product clean. Should you be doing something over the top? Specific? Obvious? The truth is, what you’ve been doing to keep your toothbrush safe and clean is probably spot-on. You just need to thoroughly rinse it with water once you’re through using it! This will help it stay clean and effective for your smile care. (Of course, you also need to allow it to air dry between uses).

Your Toothbrush Holder

You may want to add a bit of soap to that water! Remember that when you leave your toothbrush in a holder or cup, any water that sits will encourage the growth of bacteria. You want to be sure that the place you’re housing your toothbrush is as clean as can be, rather than a little moldy! So, we remind you to remember to rinse it frequently (and then dry it) to ensure you’re making the best choices you can for your smile care!

Gather Your Hygiene Knowledge From Us

Collect the tidbits you need to know when you’re curious about best practices in home smile care! Remember to bring up any questions you have during checkups and cleanings, so you’re in the know. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.