Your dental hygiene plays a significant role in your overall health. This starts with strong teeth, healthy gums, and regularly fresh breath.
You should brush your teeth twice a day with a pea-size amount of toothpaste. Brushing is used to remove food and bacteria from teeth and gums. Gently working a toothbrush around the entirety of your teeth and tongue can remove plaque and prevent bad breath.
Flossing is a necessary supplement to brushing twice a day. Flossing removes hard-to-reach plaque between teeth and at the gum line. Using about 18 inches of floss, wrap it around your forefingers and gently follow the curve of your teeth.
Eating habits can play an important role in oral hygiene. Eating healthy, raw foods can help remove plaque and strengthen gums. Sugary and acidic foods in excess can cause damage to the integrity of your teeth and gums over time.
You should visit your dentist twice a year or every six months. Contact us at Country Isles Dental to schedule your next checkup today!