Your oral hygiene plays just as an important role as your dentist. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are just as vital, but according to Dr. Julie Storm from Timberview Family Dentistry, what you do at home will determine what happens at your next dental checkup.
Home Oral Health Care
Make sure that the toothbrushes, toothpastes, gels, flosses, rinses and tooth whitening products that you use have been approved by the ADA.
Basic oral hygiene habits include:
Your goal is to prevent plaque and tartar build up, tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. If you neglect your teeth and gums, infection can occur in the delicate gum tissue.
Poor Oral Hygiene Consequences
If you do not brush and floss regularly, plaque will build up around your teeth and your gum line. Your gums will become red and swollen leading to gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease could cause jawbone deterioration and tooth loss.
Timberview Family Dentistry explains that poor oral hygiene is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Without regular brushing and flossing your irreversible periodontal disease will eventually make your teeth fall out. However, when you eat a healthy diet, schedule regular checkups with your dentist and brush and floss daily, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
If you would like more information regarding oral hygiene habits or would like to schedule a dental checkup or a professional cleaning with Dr. Julie Storm, call or click and talk to the professionals from Timberview Family Dentistry.
Your teeth and gums are just as important as the rest of your body. Call or click for your dental appointment today.