Good home oral health care is an essential part of keeping your mouth and teeth healthy. A good dental regiment will remove plaque and freshen your breath while reducing the risks of tooth decay and periodontal disease. T. Duc Pham, DDS and Marian Bradford, DDS, your Aliso Viejo, CA dentists, can offer you great oral health care instructions so that you always have a smile that you can be proud of.
Taking the time to focus on your oral well-being will not only give you that beautiful smile but also will ensure your continued overall health. Neglecting your oral health will allow gum disease, cavities, infection, and even potentially heart concerns to become your reality.
Your healthy dazzling smile begins with a daily oral care regimen. If you have concerns about the products that you are using, be sure to discuss your options with Dr. T. Duc Pham and Dr. Marian Bradford so that you are using only the best.
We all know to brush our teeth at least twice a day, but surprisingly a number of people aren’t brushing properly. Dentists do recommend that you brush at least twice a day, and also after each meal. Food particles remain in our mouth after we eat, and they provide fuel for the naturally occurring bacteria in our mouths. This leads to plaque buildups that attack tooth enamel and can lead to tooth decay.
Brushing and using a good mouthwash after eating will help to minimize plaque, and help to reduce your risk of cavities.
Be sure to brush your teeth for at least two minutes, and avoid brushing too vigorously. Brushing harder will not help to get your teeth cleaner, and may even hurt your gums. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Toothpaste, and Mouthwash
Not all kinds of toothpaste are created equally. AtPremier Dental of South Orange County, Dr. Pham and Dr. Bradford can provide you with oral health care instructions that detail the right toothpaste for your dental needs. Toothpaste that contains fluoride can help to reduce bacteria and plaque buildup on your teeth.
A quality antibacterial mouthwash can also help to reduce bacteria and dental plaque. A fluoride rinse mouthwash can also help to strengthen your teeth and stave off decay.
Don’t forget to Floss
Daily flossing is recommended. No matter how diligent you are about brushing, there are areas between your teeth that you simply won’t be able to get to. Correct flossing techniques will remove plaque that is between teeth, and help to prevent tartar buildup.
Be sure to use a quality dental floss or dental picks. Use fresh floss or picks as you move around your mouth, so that you can avoid putting bacteria and food pieces right back into your mouth.
Good oral hygiene will help you to reduce dental concerns and complications that can arise from dental disease. Make your appointment with Dr. Pham and Dr. Bradford at Premier Dental of South Orange County to get a routine checkup and learn more about the products that should be a part of your daily oral care regimen.