To prevent common dental diseases and maintain good oral health, it is important to have regular dental appointments in addition to good home care of your teeth and gums with a focus on a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Early diagnosis of tooth decay and gum disease can result in the avoidance of toothache and abscesses, therefore avoiding complex dental treatments. Oral hygiene is essential in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and reducing bad breath. Good oral hygiene means your teeth are free of heavy plaque or tartar buildup, gums look pink and no bleeding when brushing or flossing.
Accumulated plaque around your teeth can irritate the gums, causing redness or swollen gums which can lead to gum disease over time. The best way to maintain good oral health is to have regular professional cleans by your dentist; floss and brush your teeth and tongue twice a day; and maintain a healthy diet in addition to limiting snacks between meals.
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