When it comes to the health of your teeth, there’s no such thing as “good enough.” You need to understand what you’re aiming for and the steps you need to consistently take in order to make it happen. Let’s call this the “flossophy” of good dental health.

Good oral health can be defined as:

  • A mouth that looks and smells healthy
  • Teeth are clean and bright
  • Teeth are solid structures, not filled with holes
  • Gums are pink and don’t bleed when you look at them funny
  • People don’t back away from you while you’re speaking

Broadly speaking, you can divide your dental care plan into three basic categories:

  1. Preventing Decay
  2. Eating Right
  3. Visiting Your Dentist

Put simply, you need to maintain the routines that keep your teeth clean, eat the foods that reinforce your teeth and avoid the ones that sugary ones that stick to your teeth, and, most importantly, visit your dentist for the necessary checkups.

Once you develop a solid flossophy, you can show off your bright smile and avoid the problems that a lot of people face every day.