Helpful Hints to Improve Your Oral Health

Considering the high cost of poor dental hygiene, including cavities, fillings, or a root canal treatment, it makes much more sense to follow basic dental care and hygiene tips to keep your teeth healthy rather than treating damage after it has occurred. Preventative care includes basic brushing and flossing, the application of sealants when indicated, and regular visits to the dentist every six months. This is much less expensive than having to pay for costly dental treatments. Here are some steps you can take to maintain good oral health:

  • Have a dental check-up at least every six months

  • Use floss every day

  • Use a topical application of fluoride for dry mouth

  • Smoking makes your gums worse – consider quitting if possible

  • Natural teeth help you chew foods better and easier than dentures

  • Brush at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste

  • Use an anti-microbial mouth rinse to control gingivitis

  • If your gums bleed when you brush or eat, see your dentist

  • People with diabetes get gum disease more often

  • Check the fit of your dentures yearly to prevent sores

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