Oral health has become a big part of dentistry today. Having healthy teeth is very important for overall health, so it is crucial to educate yourself on oral health and care practices to incorporate into your daily life. Not sure where or how to start? The professionals at RNX Dental have you covered.
While some people believe that brushing twice a day is all you need for proper oral hygiene, brushing alone does not remove plaque or food particles completely, so it is important to also brush your teeth after each meal and floss at least once a day.
Brushing regularly ensures that acids produced by bacteria in plaque do not cause tooth decay. By proper brushing, you can reduce the risk of getting gingivitis, which is when gums become inflamed due to bacteria in plaque. To ensure you are brushing properly, not just for a few minutes but for at least two minutes, try to use an app on your smartphone, or set a timer. It is also recommended to use an antimicrobial mouthwash that contains fluoride after brushing, especially after eating sugary foods and snacks.
Proper oral hygiene practices are essential for maintaining strong overall health. Gum disease has been associated with other diseases including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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If you want to learn how to brush your teeth properly or what oral hygiene practices are necessary, contact our team of professionals at RNX Dental.