Tips to Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene

You have undoubtedly heard a lot about the importance of regular brushing and flossing and the countless advantages they offer. Every dentist and dental specialist always advises us to maintain good oral hygiene through these simple preventive steps. While the so mentioned tips are essential baselines to keep a healthy mouth throughout our lives, simple brushing and flossing may not work as efficiently as expected. There are some other helpful tips you can consider for upgrading your dental and oral hygiene. Here at Emergency Dental Office, our dentists and dental specialists aim to provide you with top-quality dental services, both cosmetic and emergency, so that you can keep a healthy smile for a lifetime. Now we list the most important tips you should take into account in addition to brushing and flossing for maintaining your oral health at the highest level:


Tips to Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene

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Electric Toothbrush

Dentists typically believe that an electric toothbrush may be far more beneficial than the conventional one. With an electric toothbrush, the act of brushing is done through the quadrants of your mouth instead of brushing back and forth. Moreover, removing the plaque and calcium off your teeth surface is more manageable by an electric toothbrush. It is worth noting that, whether you use an electric toothbrush or a traditional one, you should avoid brushing too hard as it harms your teeth and gum. Inappropriate brushing increases the risk of gum disease and other dental emergencies.

The Correct Way of Dental Flossing

As no one can deny, flossing once a day is essential for our oral health. According to the research, brushing can remove 70 % of the food particles. As a result, flossing along with brushing is the only way to clean your teeth thoroughly. Although highly beneficial, flossing can best work if it is done correctly. People who floss their teeth harshly can damage their teeth and will require emergency dental care in the long run. The benefits of brushing and flossing can be replaced by harms to your teeth if not performed appropriately.

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Always Have a Toothbrush with You

You probably have no idea when tooth brushing is necessary. Imagine you have your lunch at your workplace and food particles got stuck between your teeth. It is helpful if you have a spare toothbrush in your bag and brush your teeth whenever required. Above all, you must consider a proper case or cover for your toothbrush to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating on it.


Brush Your Tongue as Well

Millions of bacteria live on your tongue that is not visible to your eyes. These bacteria are the primary reason for plaque buildup on your teeth and bad breath. Severely decayed teeth are also a result of dental plaques in more developed stages and probably require root canal therapy as an emergency treatment.

No matter what dental services do your need, Emergency Dental Office is ready to deliver a wide variety of dental services such as dental veneers, dental crown, and dental fillings, to name a few. A free consultation is also available.

Dr. John Doe

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Written by Finn Maguire Cohen for Emergency Dental Office — Fact checked by Dr. John Doe