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Enjoy A Healthier Smile With These Teeth Cleaning Tips
A clean, white smile doesn’t just look better. It’s also healthier. The steps that you take to keep your teeth clean – both at home and with professional treatment – are essential to your oral health.
Depending on what your teeth cleaning routine is, you may want to consider revamping it to keep your smile in optimal condition. Think about how often you should see your dentist and what good oral hygiene habits you should be practicing at home.
The benefits you get from a clean smile go beyond aesthetics, and they can influence your general well-being as well. Your oral health is an important component of your overall health.
Maximize Your Oral Health With Effective Teeth Cleaning
The basic foundation of keeping your smile clean is a combination of the care you receive when you see your dentist and the daily habits you practice at home. We offer the following suggestions:
- Have your teeth cleaned by a hygienist at least twice a year: Yes, even if you are diligent about your brushing and flossing regimen, you still need to have a professional teeth cleaning periodically. You may still accumulate plaque and tartar, especially in places that it’s hard for you to reach on your own. A hygienist has a better angle on those areas.
- Brush twice each day and floss daily: Brush for two minutes at a time, and floss once each day. Use a soft brush that is in good condition and no more than three months old.
- Use proper technique when brushing: Angle your tooth along the gumline to more effectively disrupt plaque proliferation.
Importance Of Preventing Oral Diseases
So, why is it so important to keep your teeth clean anyway? When oral bacteria build up in the form of plaque and tartar, they cause oral diseases like cavities and gum disease. These diseases can create a host of issues, up to and including tooth loss.
Many people don’t realize that oral health affects the rest of the body, too. In fact, research has demonstrated a correlation between oral health and a host of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, depression and pregnancy issues.
Reducing your risk of these issues is another compelling reason to get a teeth cleaning twice a year.
Are you doing everything possible to keep your teeth and gums clean and free from bacteria? If it’s been more than six months since your last checkup, call the office of Dr. Randy Parham as soon as possible to schedule a cleaning and exam and get back on track.
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