Good Oral Hygiene Practices Include Several Factors

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Oral health issues from periodontal disease, tooth decay and other oral health issues can have serious ramifications on your quality of life. Treatment of more significant or chronic conditions can often be inconvenient and costly. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices and a healthy mouth encompasses several factors.

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush twice per day then floss each evening after you are done eating. When you brush your teeth, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste while brushing each tooth in a small circular motion. A toothpaste with fluoride will also help fortify the strength of your tooth enamel while abrasive additives improve the brush’s ability to scour the faces of your teeth.

It’s important to only use the highest quality of oral hygiene products in your daily oral hygiene routine. You should only purchase products that have earned American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance for safety and effectiveness. This signifies that the product has been tested and researched for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

When flossing, be sure to floss between each tooth, behind your back molars, and along the gumline. If you have had a hard time working floss between your teeth in the past, you might want to use a wax-coated dental floss. The waxy coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.

If you would like, you can rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.

Your twice-annual dental checkup at Fine Periodontics is also critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. This includes a thorough dental cleaning and the monitoring of the health of your teeth as well as the gums. Then, Dr. Norman B. Fine will conduct a screening for oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If Dr. Norman B. Fine finds a problem, he can offer treatment or future preventative measures.

If you live in the Greenville, South Carolina, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 864-299-5900 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Norman B. Fine.