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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Maintaining A Healthy Smile

Dr. Hooria Ayaz

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Hey there, fellow oral health enthusiast! 🦷 Taking care of our pearly whites is crucial for a sparkling smile. So, let’s dive into some dos and don’ts to maintain that oral hygiene game strong:

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  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This helps remove plaque and fight against cavities.
  2. Don’t forget to give some love to your tongue! Gently brush or scrape it to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
  3. Floss like a boss! 🧵 Use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth, where toothbrushes can’t reach.
  4. Rinse with a mouthwash that contains fluoride. Swishing it around for about 30 seconds helps kill bacteria and keeps your breath minty fresh.
  5. Pay a visit to your dentist regularly, ideally every six months. They can spot potential issues early on and give your teeth a professional cleaning.


  1. Don’t rush your brushing! Take your time and spend at least two minutes giving each tooth some TLC.
  2. Avoid brushing too hard, as it can damage your tooth enamel and irritate your gums. Be gentle yet thorough.
  3. Say no to sugary snacks and drinks. These culprits can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Opt for healthier alternatives instead.
  4. Steer clear of using your teeth as tools. They’re not designed for opening packages or cracking nuts. Save them for chewing delicious food!
  5. Don’t skip those dental check-ups, even if you’re feeling fine. Prevention is key, and your dentist can catch any potential issues early on.

Remember, a healthy smile speaks volumes! So, follow these oral hygiene measures to keep your teeth shining bright. 😁🌟

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Hooria Ayaz
Dr. Hooria Ayaz - Author Dr. Hooria Ayaz is a Dentist with 2 years of experience currently practicing at The Dental Consultants (Rawalpindi), Rawalpindi. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Hooria Ayaz through oladoc.com or by calling at 0518151800.

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