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Improve Your Oral Health by Following these Two Steps

Improve Your Oral Health by Following these Two Steps | Dental Remedies
September 17, 2020

You can improve your oral health right away by following two steps: schedule a dental checkup and become intentional with your daily oral care routine. There is nothing complicated about improving your overall oral health. As long as you are willing to commit to the consistent effort oral hygiene requires, you can improve your oral health.

Schedule a dental checkup

If it has been a while since your last routine dental visit, call today and get an appointment scheduled. A number of important things happen during routine dental visits. Your teeth get a thorough cleaning that includes the removal of plaque and tartar. Plaque is something that can be removed by you with regular brushing and flossing. However, it is easy to miss areas of plaque on your teeth – especially those near the gumline. Over time, plaque will harden into tartar. Tartar can lead to issues like decay and gum disease. Unlike plaque, tartar cannot be removed with brushing alone. In fact, the only way to successfully remove tartar is to scrape it off. During a routine dental appointment, the stubborn tartar on your teeth will be removed. The other important part of getting into the dentist for a routine visit as quickly as possible is the fact that it will allow the dentist to discover any current or potential problems. Addressing problems quickly can make treatment easier and may be able to save you from experiencing unnecessary pain. If you want to improve your oral health, start by scheduling a routine dental visit.

Become intentional with your daily oral care routine

The small steps you take each day to care for your teeth will have a big impact on your overall oral health. You need to brush your teeth twice per day and floss at least once. You can be intentional about your daily oral care routine by choosing the products you use carefully and learning how to properly brush and floss. A toothbrush may seem like a basic tool but there are a number of factors to consider when you choose which one to use. The type of bristles on the toothbrush are important to consider. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles – as opposed to medium or hard – to prevent damaging your gums or the surface of your teeth. Some toothbrushes come with extras that make it easier to do things like reach every area in your mouth or clean your tongue. When it comes to cleaning between your teeth, it is best to avoid sharp objects and stick with some type of string floss in order to avoid damaging your gums. You also have options when it comes to toothpaste and mouthwash – choose based off of your needs. For example, if you are prone to plaque buildup, choose a toothpaste that helps fight off plaque. The way you brush and floss also matter. Slow down to ensure that you reach every area of your mouth with each session.

The formula for improving your oral health is simple: get to the dentist regularly and develop a high-quality oral care routine. As you attend routine dental appointments you will learn more about your individual oral care needs and you can adjust your routine as needed. If you are ready to get your next routine visit scheduled, head over to the Dental Remedies website to get the process started.

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DR. SHANTA SINGH

Dentist

Healthcare has always been a passion of Dr. Shanta Singh’s. A lover of technology, education and fitness, Dr. Singh realized from an early age that her true calling lay in the field of dentistry.

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