Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Oral health is as important as any other health issue. It is linked to your body’s overall health. Having good oral hygiene means you can stop oral health problems by taking good care of your gums and teeth. Common oral health problems include cavities, gum diseases, and bad breath.

Contact us at Doral Health and Wellness to learn more about proper oral hygiene.

Here are some of the excellent ways in achieving and maintaining oral hygiene to prevent and protect your gums and teeth from diseases.

  • Brush your teeth, at least twice a day. Proper brushing is important in maintaining good oral hygiene. When brushing your teeth, use a 45-degree angle of your toothbrush towards your gum. This helps in washing away the plaque and bacteria in your gum line. Make sure that you brush your teeth surfaces. Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Brush your tongue. Aside from brushing your teeth, it is also important that you brush your tongue. Your tongue is like a sponge, it holds lots and different kinds of bacteria. You can use the same toothbrush that you use on your teeth, or you can purchase a special kind of brush or a tongue scraper for your tongue.
  • Include flossing in your oral hygiene routine. Brushing alone cannot reach all the hard “corners” in your mouth, especially the spaces between your teeth. These areas need dental floss. You can also use a water flosser. But water flossers are only good for removing large pieces of food stuck in your mouth, they cannot remove the biofilm from your teeth surfaces. If you want to use water flossers, make sure that you use them along with a dental flosser.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash. An antibacterial mouthwash will help keep any harmful bacteria from thriving in your mouth. These bacteria also cause bad breath. And in addition to washing away the food particles left in your mouth, it also helps reduce plaque buildup. You can also opt to choose an alcohol-free formula to prevent dry mouth.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking is the number one cause of gum disease. Please avoid smoking and any other tobacco products. If you are a smoker, please consider quitting. You can seek help from your healthcare provider on how to quit effectively.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Regular visits to the dentist, routine dental exams, and cleaning are some of the few essentials for good oral hygiene. Most people do a six-month visit to their dentist, but if you are prone to dental problems, cavities and gum diseases, and oral health issues, you may need frequent trips to your dentist.

Proper oral hygiene is important in achieving the best oral health. Although brushing and flossing are very helpful in keeping your gums and teeth in tip-top condition, having regular dental visits along with this routine is the key to optimal oral health.

To know more about the best oral hygiene practice, you can talk to your dentist. You can also talk to a family doctor at Doral Health and Wellness to help you how to better take care of your oral health. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at or contact us at if you have any queries.

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