Oral hygiene refers to keeping your mouth clean to prevent dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Good oral hygiene is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy.
Good oral hygiene is the cornerstone of healthy teeth and gums. When you practice good oral hygiene, you help protect yourself from tooth decay (cavities), gum disease, bad breath, and other health problems.
Brush and floss regularly.
Brushing and flossing can keep your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.
Brushing helps remove food particles and plaque from your teeth and gums. This helps lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Flossing aids in removing plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line. This helps lower your risk of heart disease.
Visit your dentist Regularly.
Visiting your dentist regularly is important for good oral health. If your teeth aren’t as healthy as you’d like, your dentist can help. They’ll examine your mouth to look for signs of trouble, such as periodontal disease, cavities, or signs you may grind your teeth while you sleep. Your dentist can also help you maintain good oral hygiene habits at home, such as brushing and flossing regularly.
Rinse with Mouthwash
Daily mouthwash use is an essential part of a healthy oral hygiene routine. This is because plaque and bacteria build up in the mouth, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. Mouthwash removes these from your mouth, helping to keep teeth white and breath smelling fresh. Mouthwash also reaches areas in the mouth that a toothbrush can’t.
Plaque that is not removed can eventually turn into tartar, which is very hard to remove. Tartar is the main cause of tooth decay and cavities. Maintaining good dental hygiene helps to keep the teeth in their best form.
The dentist and the team are happy to explain the dental treatments offered at the practice in detail. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to give Denist in Atlanta GA a call at (404) 255-4575 and schedule a consultation.