When it comes to oral disease, prevention is always the key to keeping your mouth as healthy as possible. By visiting your dentist regularly, you not only have your teeth checked and cleaned, but will also be kept informed techniques that may help prevent you from having to deal with periodontal problems in the future. With that in mind, here are a few reminders about taking care of those pretty, little pearly whites of yours between now and your next dental appointment:
Brush for two minutes, for at least two times a day. Many people brush their teeth, but not all brush long enough. Make sure that you reach every part of your mouth, including your tongue, as well as the roof of your mouth.
Floss every day. To keep your mouth clean, you have to clean every part of it and brushing alone can’t do that. Flossing helps remove particles that may be stuck between your teeth that your brush can’t reach.
Chew gum. Chewing sugar-free gum helps stimulate the production of saliva, which is your body’s natural defense against tooth decay.
Mouthwash or no mouthwash, rinse your mouth at least once a day. The latter, though, is preferred, especially if you use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
Take note of these simple daily reminders and if you have kids, teach them to do the same. Building these habits at a young age is crucial to ensure great dental care for everyone involved.
If you would like to learn more about tooth decay prevention, contact Kemmet Dental Design at 701-872-4789 or visit www.kemmetdental.com for additional information.
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