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Back To Basics With Oral Hygiene

Gel or paste toothpaste? Baking soda or Fluoride? Dental floss or dental picks? Electric or standard toothbrush? What about mouthwash??

Standing in the dental care aisle at the store can seem overwhelming and the endless amount of options can feel like dental health is a complex thing. So lets get back to basics.

Good oral health helps avoid tooth decay and cavities. Tooth decay happens when bacteria forms on your teeth and eats away at your tooth enamel. It’s important to make a daily effort to remove this plaque from your teeth.

Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. There are hundreds of toothbrushes to choose from. Talk with your dentist about which would be the best type to help clean your teeth.

Learn proper flossing techniques. Floss can reach in between your teeth and get plaque off of areas that a toothbrush may not be able to reach.

Toothpaste that contains fluoride is another excellent way to help prevent cavities. Fluoride offers teeth an extra level of protection by neutralizing acid that is caused by plaque. Your family dentist can recommend the most effective toothpastes.

Last but definitely not least is regular visits to your general or family dentist. It’s best to see your dentist every six months to make sure they are able to deep clean your teeth regularly and also be able to monitor any changes in your dental health. If they find issues like gum disease or oral cancer, catching it early can be a key to treating it effectively.

These simple oral health steps can help your smile stay healthy and beautiful. Contact a Crown Council dentist today to maintain your dental hygiene.