Tooth brushing: it’s not just for white teeth and fresh breath!
More and more research indicates that the health of your mouth affects the rest of your overall health. So how well you do keeping your teeth clean most definitely has a bearing on your chances for developing other problems down the road.
Dental Health and Your Body
The health of your mouth is a very accurate indicator of how your body’s overall health is. Excellent tooth brushing is one way that you can help lower your risk for other health problems.
How you brush your teeth can also affect the health of your smile. It’s not always enough to just have a toothbrush in your mouth!
If you’re not brushing at the right angle, then you could be missing some critical areas. Bacteria-loaded dental plaque builds up along the gum line and other hard to reach areas. Remove this plaque on a regular basis by angling your toothbrush at about 45 degrees towards the gum line. Move the brush back and forth in short but gentle jiggling motions.
Don’t use too much pressure!
Rough brushing can eventually erode teeth and cause gum recession. Brushing your teeth the right way can keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.
How is Your Brushing?
Visiting the dentist isn’t just good for repairing damaged teeth. Take advantage of your regular dental checkups to make sure that your oral hygiene routine is working well for you. You can prevent dental disease and promote your overall health and well being by adjusting your brushing technique.
Ask your dental hygienist or dentist for suggestions to improve. Schedule a checkup today!
Posted on behalf of:
Gordon Dental of Leawood
11401 Nall Ave #102
Leawood, KS 66211
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