The overall health and function of your mouth can have a profound influence on your general quality of life. Chronic gum disease, untreated cavities, and other oral health problems can cause discomfort, limit your ability to chew food effectively, and could also prove costly to treat.
To help prevent these oral health maladies the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day and make a mindful effort to also floss at least once each day.
When you are brushing your teeth should be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a brand of toothpaste that incorporates mild abrasives and added fluoride. It’s best to clean one tooth at a time by working the brush head in small circles. It should take you around two to three minutes, to fully clean all your teeth.
The flossing component of your daily oral hygiene routine should also include cleaning the gumline and thoroughly flossing behind each of your rear molars. If you have a hard time working floss between your teeth, you might want to try using waxed dental floss. This special coating makes it easier to slip the strain of floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.
When shopping for a new oral hygiene product you should always look American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any oral hygiene product. The small logo identifies that the ADA has tested it for safe and effective oral use. They also maintain an updated index on their website of all approved products.
Your regularly schedule dental checkups at Dental Group of Anaheim’s dental offices are also critical for clearing away any bacterial deposits, while also monitoring the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
If you live in the Anaheim, California, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 714-635-5500 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Jee Lee and his team.