Best Way to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
As people age, they tend to pay less attention to their teeth and gums. This is a mistake. As an adult, it is more important than ever that you continue to care for your oral health as many oral health problems are linked to problems with general health.
Oral health problems such as abscessed teeth and periodontal disease are linked to a variety of oral health problems, from lung infections to heart attacks and stroke. As a result, it is important that adults and children alike safeguard their health by practicing good oral hygiene.
One of the best ways to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy is to brush and floss regularly. Dentists recommend that you floss at least once per day, gently scrape the sides of your teeth to remove plaque and harmful bacteria. In addition, you should brush twice per day to limit the accumulation of plaque and to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. You should also brush after you have a sugary snack or beverage since sugar acts as fuel for these harmful bacteria. Using an anti-bacteria mouthwash after brushing and flossing can also help to limit the growth of bacteria and can help rinse away food particles that can contribute to the formation of plaque.
In addition to brushing and flossing, you should visit your dentist in Northridge on a regular basis for examinations and cleanings. During these routine visits, your Northridge periodontist or dentist will remove tartar and plaque in hard to reach places as well as look for cavities and signs of infection. The earlier these problems are detected, the less likely you are to develop periodontal disease or an infection that can affect your general health.
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