How Can You Maintain Good Oral Health At Home?

Oral health affects your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of serious health conditions. Oral health can be affected by a variety of factors, such as pregnancy, medications, illnesses, smoking, and age. It’s important to keep up with regular dental checkups and to practice good oral hygiene at home.

Make sure to follow these tips below:

Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth

Brushing and flossing your teeth at home is essential in maintaining good oral health. By removing plaque, you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice per day. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and angle the bristles towards your gum line. Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of your teeth.

On the other hand, by flossing, you can get rid of the plaque, and tartar stuck between your teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach.

Chewing Sugar-free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals and snacks can help stimulate your gums. It also rinses away food particles and acids from your teeth. Gum with the ADA Seal of Acceptance is guaranteed to be safe for your teeth and your dental work.

Swish With Water After Eating or Drinking

After eating or drinking anything acidic, be sure to rinse your mouth with water. Acid can erode your enamel. This will weaken your teeth and increase the risk of cavities.

Simply swish some water around in your mouth for about 30 seconds and make sure to reach all surfaces of your teeth.

Using a Tongue Scraper

Using a tongue scraper is a great way to remove bacteria and food debris from the tongue. It also freshens the mouth and helps control odor. Tongue scrapers can be used daily or as needed. Because an electric toothbrush already cleans the teeth, a tongue scraper is not necessary for daily oral hygiene. However, it can break up bacterial biofilm that builds up on the surface of the tongue. This will freshen the mouth and help prevent bad breath.

Using Fluoride Mouthwash

Fluoride mouthwash helps to strengthen teeth and prevent future cavities. Throat lozenges, like Chloraseptic, can also provide relief for painful, sore, or sensitive throats.

Avoiding Tobacco 

Certain substances can wreak havoc on your oral health. Tobacco use and excessive alcohol use can lead to oral cancer, gum disease, and other oral health problems. In addition, tobacco use can stain your teeth.

If you smoke or use other tobacco products, it’s important to quit.

Regular Dental Visits

These cleanings, or prophylaxis, are when your dentist cleans your teeth thoroughly and examines them for any potential problems. We recommend that everyone visit the dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning. This can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

For more details or to schedule an appointment, call (801) 266-1414, book on our website, or visit us at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

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