Dental Health in our Houses

Dental Health in our Houses

Dental Health at Home is about taking care of your teeth in  your house.

This architectural firm usually publishes articles it composes about construction and design considerations.  However, the above information has been painstakingly assembled over the last decade and should become known.

Brought up in the 1950s, we were all taught to brush our teeth with a good old-fashioned toothbrush and that was it.  Then we were told to add flossing and that was it.  Then we started using ordinary mouthwash.  However, in the last 70 years, there have been some improvements in the Dentist’s suggestions about how we should all care for our teeth.  I hate pain, particularly dental, so my process follows the suggestions of my dental hygienist.  Here it is:

1. FLOSS between and around your teeth using Johnson & Johnson Listerine UltraClean floss.  It is very strong (actually a military grade plastic), not prone to shredding and has microscopic ridges for improved cleaning.  This removes the big chunks of debris from between your teeth and also has some positive effects on the sides of your teeth.


2.  BRUSH your teeth using a Sonicare electric toothbrush and quality toothpaste like Sensodyne fluoride toothpaste.  Spend about 2 minutes.  Do not be overly aggressive.  Let the toothbrush do the work.

3.  WATERPIK between your teeth and along the gum line using a Waterpik dental appliance.  Mountain Dental says that using a Waterpik improves your chances of Not getting cavities and other dental problems 80% better than just brushing and flossing.  So this is an excellent tool to add in your dental hygiene regimen.

4.  MOUTHWASH rinse for about 3 to 5 minutes using a quality fluoride mouthwash like ACT Restore.  Don’t just swish and spit.  There is a dentist in Florida that uses a Fluoride gel that his patients clamp into for about 15 minutes after a cleaning at his office, so it protects for a longer time.

Do the above and your dental health will improve (if you’re not doing this already).


Yeah, I know: this is not about architecture.  But it is about something we should all be doing in our homes.  Protect your teeth and enjoy fewer dental problems.