Healthy Teeth & Gums

What should you do to maintain a healthy mouth? Brush your teeth at least two times each day, preferably right after you eat or snack, always before you go to bed at night. Floss your teeth a minimum of once per day to remove food particles and plaque. Keep all oral appliances clean with proper daily brushing and soaking in a cleansing or disinfectant solution as needed. Visit your dentist every six months for an oral exam, to identify any signs of periodontal disease or tooth decay, and a professional cleaning, to remove plaque and tartar build up in hard to reach areas. Always inquire at your dentist or hygienist’s office as to whether you should be using special tools, appliances, pastes, or washes, or rinses, to treat your specific conditions or concerns.