On March 29, 2013, Toronto Dentist, Dr. Natalie Archer, appeared on Rogers Daytime Toronto to discuss the importance of oral hygiene, especially as we grow older, with host Val Cole.
Dr. Archer outlines oral health tips that those of all ages can implement to ensure their oral hygiene stays at its best as we grow older. Dr. Archer explains that the mouth is the primary portal to the body and must be clean and infection-free in order for us to have a healthy body.
Check out the simple tips that you can start to incorporate into your oral care routine today!
Five Simple Oral Hygiene Tips
- Gargle with warm salt water to clear your mouth of bacteria.
- Floss your teeth at least once a day. If you have trouble flossing, use specialized flossing tools to help.
- Brush your teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush at least twice a day.
- Drink lots of water and eat foods like celery, carrots and oranges to increase the salivary flow rate.