Do you have an oral hygiene routine? Many patients know that brushing and flossing the teeth are important, but they don’t know all the oral hygiene guidelines they should be following. This is just one reason so many patients have tooth decay and gum disease. Find out what a great oral hygiene routine looks like and how you can keep your teeth intact and healthy throughout life!
When it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth, how long and with what frequency should you perform these actions? Consider the following directions for your daily oral hygiene routine:
Brushing Your Teeth
Flossing Your Teeth
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue
Additional Oral Hygiene Tips
Every patient we see has different needs to support their best oral health needs. Through an examination with Dr. Berry, you can ascertain if there are things you should be doing regularly beyond what has been discussed in this article. Patients that suffer from periodontal disease, dry mouth, bad breath, oral lesions, or that have implants or dentures may require a different daily oral hygiene routine.
“A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving your memory in your golden years. The phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true — and backed by growing scientific evidence,” reports WebMD.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop. In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.
Dr. Berry is highly skilled and trained to provide a variety of dental services. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best possible care. Our office is located in Broomfield, Colorado, with convenient access to the communities of Thornton, Broomfield, Northglenn and Westminster. Mountain Aire Dentistry offers state-of-the-art family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.