Maintaining good oral health is about more than simply having a clean mouth. It also extends to your overall quality of life. Severe tooth decay, gum disease and complications from oral cancer can limit your lifestyle choices and be very expensive to treat. That being said, our dentists at Concept Dental in Lynnwood, Washington offer these key insights to maintaining good oral health for the long-term.
When shopping for oral hygiene products, you should only consider those which have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that they have been tested for both safety and effectiveness.
A consistent daily oral hygiene routine founded on brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will go a long way towards maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. When brushing your teeth each day the ADA recommends that you use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. A toothpaste with fluoride can also help to fortify the strength of your tooth enamel.
Floss between your teeth and along the gum line after you have finished brushing. Waxed dental floss can help you more easily work the floss into those hard to reach places. The waxy coating helps to work the floss into tight spaces without accidentally forcing it into your gums.
Be sure to visit Concept Dental twice a year for routine dental checkups. This includes a professional cleaning to remove hardened tartar while monitoring your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
If you have questions about how to maintain your oral health, you can always call us at 425-697-3907 to set up a consultation. Drs. Szilard Zombor and Taylor Berry are here to help you achieve your healthiest smile yet!