Oral hygiene plays an important role in maintaining healthy teeth. Brushing is one of the easiest forms to achieve good dental health.
Brushing helps to get rid of soft plaque caused by bacteria in your mouth. It also eliminates bad breath, teeth stains and prevents gum diseases.
Did you know brushing could reduce your chances of stroke or heart attack? Bacteria formed in your mouth travel into the bloodstream, thereby increasing cholesterol. Elevated cholesterol can cause a stroke.
In the past, people used to brush only once in the morning. With dietary changes and more sugary foods introduced in our diet, brushing one time wouldn’t suffice.
It is recommended to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day — after waking up and before you go to bed. Also, gargle with water after meals to rinse out your mouth. This will help get rid of food particles stuck between teeth.
To develop healthy teeth, it is vital to start routine oral care in children. The health of baby teeth determines the health of permanent teeth in the future. Parents are advised to lead by example and encourage children to have good oral hygiene.
For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Mint Dental at 8258 W Thunderbird Rd, Suite 201, Peoria, AZ 85381. Call us at (623) 471-5433 for appointments.