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Pro Tips For Maintaining Your Dental Hygiene

September 06, 2020 - by Dr. Alpa Dalal - in Community, Health

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Dental hygiene is one of those topics we all know is very important but doesn’t know how to go about it. Because this is a common issue for most people, we decided to include our best tips in the shape of a single post. Read on, learn, apply, and have a wonderful smile.

Brushing
Brushing is an essential part of your dental hygiene. Let’s go through some pro tips.
Twice a day – This should be your absolute minimum. Brush your teeth at least in the morning and at night with no exceptions.
Use Fluoride – Your teeth are protected with a barrier called enamel, which is close to a protective film. Fluoride in toothpaste helps to keep it strong for a longer time.

The more consistency you develop in your brushing routine, the further away you’ll be from teeth whitening procedures.

Flossing
Brushing is never enough, and you need to go deeper; you need to floss your teeth.
Look for the ADA seal – Never buy any floss that is not approved by the ADA. This entity regulates the minimum safety conditions for the users. If it didn’t pass their test, you should definitely not use it.
Bleeding gums – It is completely normal to have bleeding gums the first four to five days you start flossing. You are removing bacteria and plaque that had been in the same spot for years, perhaps. That being said, if the bleeding continues after a week, go see your local dentist.

Gums
Gums are just as important for your dental health as teeth themselves. Gum recession can happen at any age. It is a very common myth among youngsters to think that gum recession is only an old-people thing. Check your gums with your dentist at least twice a year to prevent any serious issues with them.

A Nice Smile, Your Presentation Card
Going to visit your “dentist near me” because you just have an easy appointment is not enough. You need to take care of your teeth, in-between your dental visits. Your teeth came along with the rest of your body, and with a little care, they can remain that way for your entire life.

If you happen to be at the Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, or Danville area, give Dr. Dalal a call, she can be your trusty dentist. Follow the tips above and make your smile your best presentation card.

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