Oral Hygiene

Why is Good Oral Hygiene Necessary?

Tons of microorganisms can grow inside your mouth at any time, believe it or not. These microbes can form plaque and cause cavities as well as gum inflammation. Unfortunately, this can lead to periodontal disease. This is why it is critical to maintain good oral health on a regular basis.

Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth requires the use of the proper tools. Fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, and a toothbrush with soft bristles are all recommended. A round tip is also recommended for the toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush at least every four months.

Cleaning your teeth properly takes less than 4 minutes a day. Begin by lubricating your toothbrush, followed by a small amount of toothpaste. Insert it at a 45-degree angle into your mouth. Brush the top and bottom surfaces of your teeth followed by the inside surfaces. Brush your tongue as well to ensure it is bacteria-free. Finally, forcefully eject the toothpaste and saliva from your mouth. Then, swish some water around in your mouth and floss your teeth. Afterwards, mouthwash can be used to ensure that your mouth is completely free of microorganisms.

What is the Best Type of Floss?

By far the best type of floss to use is single filament floss. When compared to nylon floss, it easily glides between each tooth and does not tear. Regardless of the type of floss used, both are effective at removing plaque and other debris. When working with floss, cut off at least 18 inches and wrap it around your index finger. Also, leave about two inches to help with flossing. Make a point of cleaning between each tooth and below the gum line.

Importance of Dental Visits

Good oral hygiene is a combination of brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash. They all help to prevent disease-causing bacteria from replicating in the oral cavity resulting in tooth decay. Furthermore, limiting your sugar and starch intake is a part of good oral hygiene as well. But did you know that regular dental visits can also help you avoid problems with your teeth? Yes, going to the dentist will keep your oral health in good shape.

How Do We Help Prevent Oral Health Problems?

When you visit our dental office, in Lakewood Colorado, our dentist, Dr. Paswaters, will perform a thorough examination to ensure that your teeth are healthy and that no signs of periodontal disease are present. In addition, x-rays will be taken to look for any problems that aren’t immediately visible. If there are any dental problems, they will be identified and treated right away.

You can also expect a dental hygienist to clean the surface of your teeth at Emerald Dental. This will entail the use of a specialized instrument to remove all tartar and plaque build-up. This will be followed by tooth polishing and flossing. During the polishing process, a special type of toothpaste will be used.

Schedule Your Appointment

Emerald Health takes pride in providing high-quality dental care to patients of all ages. We will take good care of your teeth and treat any potential dental problems. So, call Emerald Dental, in Lakewood Colorado, today to schedule an appointment.