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5 Ways to Keep your Teeth and Gum Healthy

An appropriate oral hygiene is essential for healthy teeth and gum. Keeping the teeth and gum healthy gives the best smile and long-lasting oral health.

[Credit: M.Darrh Bryant. DMD]

Oral hygiene is also very important for the general body well-being and long lasting health. These are some of the ways to keep your teeth and gum healthy when practiced consistently.

Brush your teeth properly and regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice daily. It is very essential that you brush your teeth before going to bed as well. This helps you get rid of the germs and bacteria that have amassed throughout the day.

Brush your Tongue: Ensure that you do not neglect your tongue. Plaque builds up in the tongue and neglecting your tongue can also lead to mouth odor and oral health problems.

Use a Fluoride Toothpaste: This is an important element you should look out for in your toothpaste. Fluoride helps rebuild weakened tooth enamel and reverses early signs of tooth decay.

Floss Regularly: Flossing at least once a day helps you reach the spaces between your teeth. Flossing helps remove plaque from below the gum line and help remove food from between your teeth. Flossing also helps the overall appearance of your teeth.

Visit your Dentist Regularly: Ensure to make regular visits to your dentist for routine checks. When you visit the dentist, cavities may discovered while still minor. Your dentist will also ensure you adhere to proper dental hygiene.

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