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Oral Care Check: Determining the Effectiveness of Your Routine

by SRW Analyst on September 15, 2023

Oral Care Check: Determining the Effectiveness of Your Routine


Why is oral care important for your well-being?

Taking care of your teeth isn't just about aesthetics — that's only one of the reasons that you should consider brushing and flossing your teeth every day. In fact, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for everyone’s well-being. A preventative oral care routine not only ensures a bright and welcoming smile, but also helps prevent various dental issues down the road. You can keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid unnecessary trips to the dentist by following a few simple yet effective steps.


Assess your oral care routine with our scorecard

A little effort each day can save you from discomfort and expenses associated with oral health issues. Consistency is important. So, take a minute to assess how your routine stacks up using our scorecard.

Score your answers to the questions below:
YES = 2 points
SOMETIMES = 1 point
NO = 0 points


  • Are you brushing at least twice a day every day? The cornerstone of oral hygiene; brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bedtime. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste such as Himalaya Botanique Whitening Complete Care Toothpaste. And don't forget to brush your tongue, as it harbors bacteria that can contribute to bad breath.
  • Do you floss at least once a day? Flossing is often neglected but is equally important as brushing. Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from areas that your toothbrush can't reach.
  • Are you using mouthwash weekly? Mouthwash can be a great addition to your oral care routine, but choose one that suits your needs. Look for an alcohol-free mouthwash to help strengthen enamel and fight bacteria. Consult your dentist for recommendations if you're unsure about which mouthwash to use.
  • Do you eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables every day? What you eat has a significant impact on your oral health. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products provides essential nutrients for strong teeth and gums. Limit consumption of sugary and acidic foods, as they can contribute to tooth decay and enamel erosion.
  • Are you drinking enough water to stay hydrated every day? Drinking water not only keeps you hydrated but also helps wash away food particles and bacteria from your mouth. The recommended daily intake of water is 104 oz (about 13 cups) for men over the age of 19 and 72 oz (about 9 cups) for women over the age of 19.2
  • Do you attend regular dental check-ups and cleaning at least once a year? Even with a diligent oral care routine, regular dental check-ups are crucial. Professional cleanings and examinations help detect and address any potential issues early on. Your dentist can provide personalized recommendations based on your oral health.

If you scored 12 points, congratulations - your oral care routine is top-notch! Lower scores could mean there’s some room for improvement. By incorporating these steps into your daily life, you can maintain a healthy and beautiful smile while minimizing the risk of dental problems. It's about safeguarding your well-being and quality of life. Implementing a consistent oral care routine, along with regular visits to the dentist, is a proactive step toward maintaining your well-being for years to come.

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Oral Hygiene, https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16914-oral-hygiene
Water, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/water/
Oral Health, https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/oralhealth.htm


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