My Oral Care Routine

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Oral health and dentistry has always been an interest to me from a young age. Growing up going to the dentist was one of my very favorite things, I practically begged my parents for braces (and got to wear them for five years), and sometime between graduating high school, going to college, and becoming a mother, I became a licensed dental assistant. The field of dentistry, and keeping my own teeth healthy has been a major priority to me for most of my life. 

As I've gotten older I feel like my oral health routine has evolved beyond making sure I brush twice a day, to focusing a lot more on gum health and prolonging the longevity of my teeth and oral health. Within the last year I've noticed signs of gum sensitivity, so I've been hyper vigilant with keeping them as healthy as possible with three simple steps. 

Using a High Quality Mouthwash: 

I've recently started incorporating the LISTERINE® Gum Therapy Antiseptic Mouthwash into my routine and have been really pleased with the results so far. This mouthwash is ADA accepted which is something that is always important to me when choosing oral care items. I love that it's formulated with anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis essential oils to promote gum health and freshen breath. I also really love that it helps to clean below the gumline where brushing can't reach to help reverse the signs of early gum disease such as red, bleeding, and inflamed gums. 

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Not Brushing My Teeth So Hard

I noticed for several weeks that my gums were super sensitive, and when talking with another friend in the dental field we'd concluded that I was brushing way too hard. While I love brushing my teeth several times a day, I've been super mindful the last several weeks to be soft and not "scrub" at my teeth with my toothbrush. I've noticed less pain and sensitivity over the last week and I think the combination of LISTERINE® Gum Therapy Antiseptic Mouthwash, and being more mindful of my brushing is really working well together to get my mouth feeling better. 

Flossing Everyday: 

Flossing is the hardest habit in the world to keep up with right? Derek actually started flossing his teeth pretty regularly over the last few months which led to me feeling bad about not being in the habit of flossing, so I've been doing it more just to level up to Derek. Whatever the reason is, I've been doing it, and I definitely have less floss guilt in my life. Every dentist I've ever worked for has said, "You only have to floss the teeth you want to keep..." which sounds cliche, but there is definitely a reason why they say it! 

What do you do to prioritize your gum health? I've been loving the new LISTERINE® Gum Therapy Antiseptic Mouthwash. Be sure to pick some up on your next trip to Walmart!

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