Brushing, flossing still need to fight with plaque

Brushing, flossing still need to fight with plaque

Brushing, flossing still need to fight with plaque

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As we know Plaque is responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. Gingivitis is a mild and reversible form of periodontal disease that affects only the gums. Untreated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious, destructive form of periodontal disease called periodontitis, which is the inflammation of tissue supporting the teeth.

Most mouth rinses are effective oral antiseptics that freshen the mouth and curb bad breath for up to three hours. Their effectiveness in preventing tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease is limited, however. Here is the recommended regimen for good oral hygiene:

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush for at least three minutes; it takes several minutes of brushing to do a thorough job.

Use floss or an interdental cleaner daily.

Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary or carbohydrate-loaded snacks.

Use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Toothbrushes with medium or hard bristles actually can wear away tooth structure over time.

Replace your toothbrush at least every four months, sooner if the bristles become frayed.

Visit  Dr.Nechupadam Dental,Marine Drive regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.