The health of your mouth and teeth can impact your overall health as well. Infections in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body. Damaged teeth can also result in serious pain. Your overall health can be compromised when your oral health is neglected.
Here are some simple ways to maintain good oral health at home:
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is essential for oral health. Regular brushing gets plaque off of your teeth, preventing cavities and gum disease.
Be sure to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth. Do not forget to brush your tongue, too.
It’s also a good idea to floss your teeth after brushing. Flossing is just as important as brushing when it comes to maintaining good oral health. However, many people fail to floss regularly. Through flossing, we can remove food particles from between your teeth that brushing alone may miss.
When food particles and plaque aren’t removed from your teeth, they can eventually cause dental decay and gum disease. In fact, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Flossing also helps to prevent plaque buildup, which contributes to bad breath.
Rinsing your mouth is important for removing food particles and bacteria. If food particles are allowed to remain in your mouth, they can mix with saliva and turn into plaque. Plaque can irritate the gums and lead to gum disease.
In addition to rinsing, you should also use a toothbrush to clean your teeth.
Eat a balanced diet. Make sure to cut down on sugary foods and drinks. Give up habits like biting your nails or using your teeth as tools. Always pay attention to the foods you chew.
Plaque and tartar buildup can wreak havoc on your oral health, and your dentist in Stansbury Park is trained to detect and remove these buildups during your cleaning.
Regular visits to the dentist in Stansbury Park are the best way to prevent such buildups from causing more severe issues. We will also provide you with specific instructions on how to keep your mouth healthy at home.
Schedule an appointment with McConnell Dental Care if you notice any symptoms of root canal infection. Visit us at 263 Country Club Dr #102, Stansbury Park, UT 84074. Contact us at (435) 249-0482 or visit our website to book an appointment with us.