Take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth by keeping in mind 3 crucial components to good oral hygiene:
- First you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once daily. You need to make sure that you’re doing both these things the right way.
- Always keep your dental appointments and come in for teeth cleanings at least every 6 months. Plaque and calculus will develop on your teeth over time, even if you do brush and floss your teeth properly and regularly. The plaque and calculus can be difficult to remove, which is why the dentist or the dental hygienist uses specialized tools.
- The final component is regular dental exams. This exam will check your whole mouth including your teeth and gums to look for any signs of problems that can be prevented or treated at the earliest opportunity. Without the exam, oral problems can get worse and the treatments can become more complicated and even more expensive.