DENTAL HYGIENE IS CRUCIAL TO MAINTAINING HEALTHY TEETH AND A BEAUTIFUL SMILE… Many serious oral health issues begin with neglect of simple dental hygiene habits such as flossing, brushing, or professional teeth cleaning. While these tasks are simple and inexpensive, they make a substantial difference in the prevention of oral diseases.
Dental Hygiene Habits
While sound dental hygiene includes several components, the following four dental hygiene habits are some of the most important:
Daily flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth since your toothbrush cannot reach all the crevices between your teeth where food and plaque like to hide. Without consistent flossing, plaque buildup can easily turn to tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health issues. A few minutes of flossing each day can save you from extensive restorative procedures in the future. Many dentists suggest flossing before brushing your teeth, at least once a day.
A soft bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste containing fluoride are important tools for your dental hygiene. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque. When brushing and flossing are combined daily, your chances of gum disease or tooth decay are significantly reduced.
Regular Professional Teeth Cleaning
While flossing and brushing provide daily tooth cleaning, a more thorough, professional dental teeth cleaning is recommended every six months. A professional teeth cleaning removes the plaque and tarter buildup that contributes to decay.
Fluoride is a mineral that can be added to water, toothpaste, or mouth rinse to help decrease tooth decay and strengthen teeth. In addition to buying toothpaste with fluoride, your dentist can administer fluoride treatments at your biannual dental cleanings.
Find a Crown Council General Dentist Or Family Dentist Near You
To learn more about how to care for your teeth with proper dental hygiene or to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment, find and contact one of the Crown Council member dentists in your area by using the search tools on this website.