Why Routine Care Is So Important
For many years, you have learned about the importance of maintaining a routine oral hygiene regimen. Many of our patients have been learning about proper brushing habits since their elementary school days. Even with all this oral hygiene education, we still see a number of patients who are not caring for their teeth properly. A lack of proper oral care can lead to regular dental decay as well as the development of conditions such as gum disease. Continue reading to learn more.
What Happens If I Don’t Clean My Teeth Properly
The best way to avoid decay from developing in your mouth is to always maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine. This consists of not only brushing, but flossing as well. You might not think it’s a big deal if you aren’t flossing because you feel you brush your teeth thoroughly. Unfortunately, even patients who brush their teeth perfectly can still experience decay. The purpose of dental floss is to help remove lingering food and bacteria that remains trapped between the teeth in places toothbrush bristles cannot reach. Food that remains between the teeth can lead to cavities and increase your likelihood of developing gum disease. We recommend patients brush for two minutes a minimum of twice daily and use dental floss at least once a day.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
If it has been some time since your family last visited us for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, there is no better time to schedule your appointments. Before we know it, school will be starting, summer will be over, and the hustle and bustle of the fall season will be upon us. You can visit us now and know your oral health is in great shape for the fall and holiday season.
If you are unsure if you or your loved ones are using the correct technique when brushing and flossing your teeth, we can assist during your next appointment. If it has been some time since your last hygiene examination and cleaning, we recommend calling our office located in Burton, MI to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.