Dental health is essential for the general well-being of our body. A healthy smile not only improves our self-esteem, but also helps avoid painful and expensive dental problems in the future. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a fundamental step in ensuring the health of your teeth and gums. In this article, we will explore the essential tips for proper oral hygiene.

1.  Brush your teeth regularly

Regular tooth brushing is the cornerstone of oral hygiene. Here are some tips for effective brushing:

  • Use an electric toothbrush. The electric toothbrush is more effective in removing plaque than a normal toothbrush and its use is easier. During professional hygiene sessions, our hygienist will explain how to get the most out of your daily cleaning!
  • Use a soft bristle brush head to avoid damaging tooth enamel.
  • Choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride, as it helps prevent toothpaste
  • Brush your teeth at least three times a day, or in any case after meals to avoid accumulations of plaque on the tooth surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria that can cause bad breath.

2.  Using dental floss or brush

The toothbrush cannot completely clean the spaces between the teeth. To remove food debris and plaque in these areas, it is essential to use dental floss:

  • Floss between each tooth with gentle motions to avoid damage to the gums. The correct flossing technique will be explained to you during the professional hygiene session with one of our hygienists!
  • Opt for a spongy thread that can pick up more
  • Make sure you reach the back of the molars, often
  • Floss at least once a day, usually before
  • As an alternative to wire you can use a pipe cleaner. Ask one of our hygienists which size is best for your mouth!

3.  Mouthwash and Rinse

The use of a mouthwash or rinse can be a valuable complement to oral hygiene: ask our hygienists about how to use it!

In general, mouthwash should only be used under the advice of your doctor or hygienist.

4.  Regular Visits to the Dentist

Regular visits to the dentist are crucial to your dental health. A professional can identify problems at an early stage and prevent more invasive interventions:

  • Schedule a checkup at least twice a year, or as recommended by your dentist.
  • Don’t neglect visits even if you don’t experience any obvious problems; Prevention is the key to avoiding future problems.
  • Have professional hygiene sessions every 6 months or when a hygienist advises you. Remember, each person must receive a personalized plan of care and periodic checks.


Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and a bright smile. Following these essential tips will help you prevent dental problems and ensure your long-term oral health. Remember that prevention is the best cure, so start now to take proper care of your teeth and consult your dentist regularly for professional monitoring of your oral health.