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Oral Health-How to Care for your Teeth

The key to good oral health is the prevention of gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay.  While the dental restoration industry has made amazing strides over the past several years with improved dental implant technology and improved dental cosmetic procedures,there is nothing like having your original teeth. 

Follow these tips for overall good oral hygiene:

  • Brushing:  It’s important that you brush your teeth regularly. According to the Mayo Clinic it’s important that you brush your teeth twice a day or after every meal if possible. You should also use an Interdental cleaner or floss between your teeth daily as well. 
  • Rinsing:  If for some reason you are unable to brush your teeth after eating, try to rinse your mouth with water. For those with higher risk for tooth decay or developing cavities it’s important that you rinse your mouth using a mouthwash with fluoride. 
  • Avoid Snacking:  Eating or drinking often can aid your mouth in creating bacterial acids that can destroy the enamel on your teeth. The more you snack or sip on sugary drinks, the higher the risk is by having your teeth under continuous attack from bad bacteria acids in your mouth. 
  • Regular Dental Check-Ups:  Getting a regular dental exam and teeth cleanings will help prevent these problems and address them early if they do develop. Contact our office today to find out more information about tooth decay and cavities and what you can do to prevent them.