Dental Tips Blog

Nov
26

How Does Your Oral Hygiene Rate?

Like many others, you may feel that oral hygiene is a personal issue. However, it gets more personal than you might realize: the health of your mouth affects the health of your body. So beyond the benefit of having a visually-appealing smile, a good routine of dental hygiene can have a major impact on your overall wellbeing.

A Clean Mouth – Why Important

Clean teeth mean teeth that are free from bacteria that cause things such as gum disease and tooth decay. Oral disease like these that have been closely linked to other health concerns in the body including heart disease and diabetes. Keeping your mouth clean matters!

Signs of Good Oral Hygiene

A little plaque buildup between dental cleanings is typical. But what signs generally indicate that your oral hygiene routine is a good one?

  • Your gums are not puffy or tender and don’t bleed on brushing or flossing
  • You have very little stain accumulation
  • You don’t have persistent bad breath

Keeping up a smile-healthy routine includes daily flossing, brushing at least two times a day, and using other products or tools as directed by your dentist.

Can You Improve Your Oral Health?

The best way to know what’s going on with your mouth is to visit your dental hygienist. The hygienist and dentist will work together to identify problems in your mouth. Dental professionals have access to tools for assessing your oral health and alerting you to problems long before they get out of hand.

Your dental hygienist in particular will evaluate your current oral hygiene routine and technique. You’ll get some valuable feedback for maintaining the best smile of your life! Call your dental office today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of:
Timber Springs Dental
5444 Atascocita Road Suite 100
Humble, TX
(713) 244-8929

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