Dental hygiene is important for your teeth, mouth, gums, breath, and your overall health. What is good dental hygiene? Brushing your teeth at least two times a day with a dentist approved toothpaste with fluoride, flossing at least once a day between teeth and gum line, replacing your toothbrush every few months, eating healthy, drinking water, and seeing your dentist regularly. In fact, dental visits are the most important part of good dental hygiene because the dentist can see what is going on inside your mouth and you can get ahead of any problems before they get too bad. You should see your dentist at least once a year, and more often if you have had dental problems in the past. If you have any pain or problems before that, do not wait until your yearly appointment, make that appointment now.