Working together with your dentist is the first step in good dental hygiene. Most dentist recommend that you brush your teeth thoroughly, once in the morning and once at night. Also flossing every day is one of the keys to good dental health.
According to everydayhealth.com the proper products are important too.
Use products that have the ADA (American Dental Association) seal. This means that the products — toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, etc. — are safe to use as directed and will keep your mouth healthy — no gum disease, no cavities.
Here are some basic principles to follow:
- Spend at least three minutes brushing your teeth two times a day. Use a timer if you have to to ensure that you’re spending enough time on your oral care routine.
- Use floss at least once a day every day to clean between your teeth.
- Buy ADA-approved dental cleaning tools and toothpaste.
If you neglect your teeth and fail to visit your dentist on a regular basis plaque can accumulate around your teeth causing your gums to become red and inflamed. This can lead to empty spaces around your teeth. These spaces could cause the tissue and bone to break down and you could lose your teeth.
Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your teeth. Do your part and call us today at Brogdon Dental to schedule an appointment for cleaning.