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Oral Hygiene Basics

Oral Hygiene Basics
HIllcrest Dental
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BY HIllcrest Dental

You know when your oral hygiene is working! Your teeth feel fresh, your gums are pink, and your breath is clean. If you feel otherwise, it’s time to checkup on your practice of oral hygiene for a good measure of health.

Oral Hygiene forGums

Take a good look at your gums. Give them a test by brushing your teeth. Did your gums bleed or hurt? Are they swollen or seem to be below the natural tooth line?

If your oral hygiene is good, your gums will be pink, not swollen and not bleeding. They will also feel fresh and appear to be tight around each tooth. If you see your gums receding or feel tooth sensitivity at the base of the tooth, it’s time to check with your dentist for potential gum problems.

Oral Hygiene forTeeth

Your teeth should feel strong and have a clean feel when you brush your tongue along the surface of your teeth.

If you experience loosening of the teeth or tooth sensitivity, you may be experiencing the beginning of a serious oral health problem. Loosening teeth or teeth that hurt indicates decay. Decay is an indication that proper oral hygiene is not being practiced on a daily basis and you are a candidate for tooth decay or tooth loss.

Oral Hygiene forGood Health

One of the most important things you can do for your overall health and oral health is to practice daily oral hygiene.

Good oral hygiene practice includes:

  • Brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice daily.
  • Flossing properly after each meal.
  • Avoiding snacks and beverages that contain sugar or acid.
  • Using fluoride dental products, including toothpaste.
  • Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash to wash away any remaining food particles and prevent bacteria.
  • Drinking plenty of water to keep your mouth rinsed and fresh.

Visit Your DentistTwice Annually

It’s a good practice to see your dentist at least two times per year. You can get a thorough check up and cleaning and have the dentist examine your teeth and gums for any changes.

Your health can change at any time, and it can immediately affect your oral health. And in the reverse, poor oral health may contribute to other, more serious health problems.

With busy schedules and time that seems to move too fast, pick up the phone today to make your appointment for a checkup.

For the best checkup, call Hillcrest Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Dr. Iraj Kasimi and his staff have all the collective knowledge and experience for all of your oral hygiene needs.

Make the call today and keep your oral hygiene on top of your list!