Having little kids really hits home how important it is to brush our teeth. To think that teeth my 6 year olds have coming in now are the ones they will have the rest of their lives is truly amazing! That’s hopefully 80+ years with one set of teeth! For that reason and so many others oral health and hygiene are really important to me and my family. Brushing, flossing and rinsing are the cornerstones to our daily routine.
Recently, Arm & Hammer took a look at what Canadian’s Oral Health and Hygiene habits found that 95% of Canadians brush their teeth once a day. Eeek! I sure wish that number was 100%! Brushing twice a day is critical! I brush after every meal if I’m at home but at least twice a day wherever I am.
Double eek! People have dropped their toothbrush somewhere unsanitary and still use it? Come on people – get a new toothbrush!
With many unknown dangers associated with poor oral health that extend beyond just cavities, it’s important to make sure your quality of life isn’t impacted in a bad way; oral pain, missing teeth and infections are terrible and dangerous to deal with. With the help of Arm & Hammer Dental products, families can ensure their teeth are fresh, clean and leave them feeling revitalized. With great products for kids and adults it’s easy to take care of your teeth and ensure your oral health and hygiene is taken care of.
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Gillian Morgan says
Make brushing your teeth at least twice a day a habit.
Florence C says
Brushing after eating and flossing daily.
Anne Taylor says
Brushing often and swishing with a good mouth wash
Joni W says
Brush your teeth.
Amy Heffernan says
Always floss after brushing.
K Yee says
Find a way to put the steps you need to do into your daily routine so it becomes a step you do so those steps never get missed.
Victoria K says
Brush you teeth twice a day and floss as well.
My best advice is to visit the dentist regularly. They can catch issues before they become a problem.
margo b says
Brush, floss, rince, at least twice a day, and if possible use an electric toothbrush, its so much better.
My best advice is make sure you see your dentist at least once a year
Marjorie Collins says
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Christine Murray says
Brush your teeth in the morning and evening and floss.
Marla Pollard says
Brush your teeth after sweets
Brush your teeth after every meal and before bed at night. :) Floss too!
Dianne G. says
My best advice is keep flossing even though you have heard on the news lately that it is not necessary, as it is! Also brush at least twice a day and change your toothbrush often when it first starts to wear down.
Tara Betterley says
Make sure you brush at least two times daily and make sure you floss to get the food from between the teeth.
Tina L. says
brush and floss everyday
Sarah Jackson says
Floss ! staying away from sugary drinks and snacks , drink water !
Melissa Marie says
Rosanne Robinson says
My best advice to maintain oral health is to brush, floss, & use mouthwash daily, plus get your teeth cleaned every 6 months. Also avoid sugary drinks, food, & treats.
Elaine G says
My tip is to floss daily and brush your teeth after every meal.
Brush everyday as soon as you can after each meal
Amy C says
Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is important.
Tainan Lu says
Brush you at least teeth twice a day
brush, floss, rinse, visit dentist regularly, chew sugar free gum, avoid drinking soft drinks
Brush at least twice and floss.
I floss and brush my teeth at least three times a day.
As a parent I say “Be the Example” your kid (who always brushes their teeth because you do ;)) will be the first to point out your yellow teeth (the one day you forget to brush) while at the grocery store. Lol
Lynda Cook says
Brush your teeth twice daily and not only brush, floss as well and rinse with mouth wash!!
Debbie White Beattie says
Floss every day and your teeth will be much cleaner and in better shape when you visit the dentist.
Nicole B says
Brush and floss twice a day and if you are drinking something like soda use a straw so it doesn’t wreck you teeth as bad!
Elizabeth Vlug says
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. And make going to the dentist a priority, no one likes it but you have to do. Dental health is so important.
kathy downey says
My best advice to maintain oral health and hygiene is to make a routine brushing after every meal and flossing everyday!
I brush and floss frequently and use a mouthwash to keep my teeth healthy.
James Bertrand says
Brush after you eat anything sugary!
brandon forsyth says
Floss every morning and night
Wayne Lecoy says
It would be great to win this Arm & Hammer Oral Hygiene Prize Pack.
In response to your question of
What is your best advice to maintain oral health and hygiene?
My best advice is to brush your teeth twice a day
and floss at least once a day.
Thank you for having this giveaway.
best advice is to brush your teeth at least twice a day
Robyn Bellefleur says
Brushing at least twice a day and for as long as you can sing the happy birthday song in your head twice.
Brush and floss daily. And get regular check ups
Melinda Jana says
brush and floss everyday and have dentist check up every 6 months
Brush your teeth every day.
Jennifer P. says
My tip is to go to your regular check ups. My dentist has discovered issues with my teeth at my checkups that I never would have known about if I had not gone, and has been able to take preventative measures to stop the issues from getting bigger. For example, I go through phases of grinding my teeth, and at some points I have actually cracked my teeth without knowing that I have – he has been able to put a protective coating over the cracks many times to stop them from developing into cavities, by protecting the cracks from exposure to sugar etc. Without regular checkups I probably would have a lot more decay. And now I also have a mouthguard to protect my teeth from the grinding.
ivy pluchinsky says
Always brush after eating and floss daily
Judy Cowan says
Brush, floss & rinse twice a day and visit your dentist for check-ups!
Brush twice daily and avoid highly acidic foods
Angela September says
Brush 2 or 3 times a day is best. Make sure to rinse your teeth at a minimum after any foods like tomato sauce or wine
Wanda Bergman says
Brush your teeth after every meal and floss.
Wendy hutton says
by brushing after every meal
Amy Lovell says
Brush teeth at least 3 times a day, and follow a balanced diet drink water avoid sugary beverages and if you do have as a treat brush teeth immediatly afterwards.
Nate Fuller says
Go see a dentist regularly, then you’ll catch any problems early!
christine w says
Visit a dental hygienist regularly!
use a timer so that you know you are brushing long enough
Anne-Marie Tvete says
I would say going to the dentist regularly
Victoria Ess says
Making brushing your teeth twice a day a habit.
Jenny Major says
Brushing often and floss
heather sibley says
Brushing twice daily and flossing daily.
Lisa Lundstrom says
Brushing and especially flossing!!
l p says
brush at least twice daily and, regardless of the latest news, flossing does make a considerable difference so don’t stop flossing twice daily as well. thanks
melissa fowers says
Do not forget to brush and floss and gets the kids to also
Kim K says
Brush at least twice daily, always floss your teeth every night before brushing, use mouthwash after brushing and see your dental hygienist regularly.
Juliee Fitze says
Brush your teeth daily, floss an rince before bed
Andrea Amy says
remember to brush and floss
Jon Barteaux says
Brushing can be fun make up a game like talking funny while brushing or some brushes flash until the time is up kids love this stuff
I brush my teeth twice a day and use floss to clean up.
kristen visser says
Besides your typical brush once in the morning and once before bed also make sure you floss. I floss every night but it is recommended to at least do it twice a day or preferably after every meal
Jessica eapen says
Flossing regularly keeps gums healthy too!
LILLIAN BROWN says
I like to use a toothbrush with a timer.
Patrick Siu says
Brush your teeth every day
Jennifer L. says
My best advice is simply to brush your teeth after every meal.
We make teeth brushing a habit in our house. Twice a day with no exceptions and we’re all just used to it.
Silvia D says
regular dentist visits, brush ,floss and avoid foods/drinks that cause damage to enamel as much as possible.
lori butler says
get into the habit of flossing everyday
Carol Denny says
Brush your teeth twice a day.
Daniela Plume says
Brushing after eating and flossing daily is my best dental health advice
Every night: brush, then mouthwash, then floss.
Sara Muzzatti says
I know I’m weird but I love flossing
Darwin Chau says
My tip is to brush at least twice a day and use mouthwash and floss.
Erika Letson says
My best advice is to make sure you are brushing for long enough. At least two minutes, twice a day!
Janice Wong says
Brush your teeth twice a day.
Josh S says
Brush and Floss twice daily.
Cherin McKenzie says
Visit dentist every 6 months.
Carey Hurst says
Add in a regime of oil pulling and salt water swishing in the morning. Oil followed by the salt water for an extra way of adding an antioxidant and cleanse
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I would recommend a good electric toothbrush. The results are far superior to a manual or battery powered. I wish I had bought one years ago! Add a good quality toothpaste like Arm and Hammer and oral rinse.
Nice white teeth are best for a great smile! 😆
Jen L says
I think it is all about brushing often with products that add to the health of your teeth.
Julia H says
My tip would be to lessen the amount of sugary drinks and food you eat. Really helps because then not as much plaque can form on your teeth.
Laurie P says
Keeping up a good routine!
Wanda Tracey says
My best advice is to visit the dentist regularly and follow his advice about how important
it is to brush and floss after meals.He is the best doctor you can have.
sarah alexis says
Regular visits to the dentist and daily brushing and flossing!!!!
Betty S says
Brush daily and visit your dentist regularly
Ashley G says
Floss and see your dentist regularly.
Monique L.S. says
Make oral hygiene a part of your daily routine. Once it becomes a habit, you won’t even realize you are doing it.
Brushing, flossing, keeping a supply of new toothbrushes.
Brushing and flossing daily is important
Kelley Moore says
floss everyday after meals
julia g says
Don’t brush your teeth too hard. My gums are receding because I was too vigorous with my dental care.
Erica Seaman says
Floss everyday and drink soda through a straw.
Vicki Ho says
Caryn Coates says
Always make sure to floss
Lindsay T says
My advice is to brush & floss daily & see a dentist at least once per year!
Jessica Bleasdale says
Flossing…especially after eating popcorn
Julie bolduc says
My tip is to Brush your teeth first thing in the morning and first thing before bed
Amber Y says
Stick to a routine no matter where you are! I usually keep a spare toothbrush in my bag in case i’m out late or stay out the night.
Kim Stenner says
brush your teeth twice a day and use an oral rinse
Erin W says
Make it a part of your routine so you don’t even think about it!
Crystal Porter says
Brush, floss and rinse daily
Cathy Oppedisano says
My best advice to maintain oral health and hygiene is to find a hygienist that does a great job. They are not all created equal.
Janet M says
Brush your teeth on a regular basis and floss.
Erinn Lishman says
My best advice to maintain oral health is to brush and floss regularly. Another tip would be to rinse your mouth with water immediately after eating!
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
visit your dentist regularly
Clare I. says
Floss every day
Sandra Moar says
Brush when waking up and before bed. Always floss and possibly rinse daily.