Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
What your dentist in Peachtree City, Georgia wants you to know
Do you want to look your best? It all starts with a beautiful smile. You can do a lot to keep your smile looking beautiful no matter what your age. Keeping good oral hygiene habits is the foundation for a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. James Roberts at Brilliant Smiles Dental in Peachtree City, Georgia wants to share what it takes to keep your smile looking its best.
A good oral hygiene program can help reduce and eliminate plaque. Why is this important? It’s because plaque contains millions of bad bacteria that can destroy both the hard and the soft tissues of your mouth. The bacteria produce toxins which can inflame and infect your gums, causing gum disease. If gum disease goes untreated, it can progress to destroying the underlying bone supporting your teeth, a condition known as periodontal disease. Plaque bacteria are also responsible for causing tooth decay.
You can prevent gum disease and tooth decay by keeping good oral hygiene habits. You can start by:
Brushing your teeth after eating and before bed; use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush in a gentle circular motion and clean all the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. You can also use a sonic or electric toothbrush which helps to flush out food debris.
Flossing your teeth every day; use waxed or unwaxed floss, or floss picks. Wrap around the wide part of each tooth as you go down in between each tooth. The wrapping technique helps to keep the floss firmly against the tooth surface as you go down between each tooth.
Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roberts at least once each year for an exam and x-rays. You should also visit your hygienist at least twice each year for a thorough professional cleaning. Regular visits are essential to monitor the health of your teeth, gums and supporting bone.
Get started on your own program of good oral hygiene habits by calling Dr. James Roberts at Brilliant Smiles Dental in Peachtree City, Georgia. You deserve to look great and feel great and it all begins with your smile, so call today!