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Maintaining Good Dental Habits

It is important to have a healthy mouth. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis. By following simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flowing, you can improve your oral health and smile. Your oral health beings with clean teeth. By keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean, you can prevent gum disease, while also preventing cavities.

It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush your teeth, do not rush. Take enough time so you can brush each tooth thoroughly. You will also want to hold your toothbrush at a slight angle when you brush. Aim the bristles toward the area where the tooth meets the gum. Gently brush with short back and forth motions. Remember to brush the outside, inside, and chewing surfaces of your teeth. It is also important to brush your tongue, as well as the roof of your mouth. This can help remove all the germs from your mouth.

Also remember to use the correct toothpaste and toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can also use an electric toothbrush. This can reduce the plaque and mild form of gum disease more than does manual brushing. Always make sure to rinse the toothbrush with water after brushing. Store the toothbrush in an upright position if you can. This will allow it to air dry until using it again. If you routinely cover the toothbrush or store it in closed containers, it can encourage the growth of bacteria.

It is also recommended to visit us at least once a year. This way we can inspect your mouth and your teeth. We can also give x-rays to ensure that below the gums and between teeth are clean as well. If you ever experience any pain between dental examinations, make sure to contact us so we can look at your teeth and fix the issue before it becomes worse. This can help you to have a happy and healthy mouth.

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