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In a lot of elementary schools across the country, young kids are taught to “just say no” to drugs, if they’re offered any. This is a decent approach that works well for educating kids about the dangers of drugs, but we can take that same sentiment and apply it to your oral health.

Keeping your mouth – and your teeth – healthy is really as simple as just saying no to oral health problems. When you make that commitment to yourself, you’ll simply have to keep a good routine of oral health care going, and you likely won’t have to worry about anything.

With that in mind, let’s look at the oral health routine recommended by Dr. Kyle Sheets and Dr. Robin Sheets at Sheets Family Dentistry in Fowler, Indiana.

Floss
For whatever reason, flossing is hard for people to do. A common complaint is that it hurts, and if you haven’t flossed regularly before, it’ll be uncomfortable for a few days. However, your gums will quickly adapt to it, and you’ll notice a near-instant change in the quality of your oral health. Flossing gets rids of all the junk your brush can’t quite reach.

Brushing and mouthwash
Brushing is a simple activity, right? It is, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t brush regularly. All you have to do is set aside time in the morning, and right before bed, to clean off your teeth.

You should also use mouthwash, since that will kill all the germs that your flossing and brushing didn’t take care of.

Regular checkups
Lastly, you want to make sure you’re not skipping your regular checkups at our office. These help us keep an eye on potential cavities and other problems. We’re here to help you have great oral health – you just have to come into the office.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 765-884-0018.