The Fundamentals of Oral Hygiene

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Oral hygiene is vital. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do if you want strong and healthy teeth and gums. Little did you know, oral hygiene not only helps you look and feel good, but it also helps you prevent dental problems, makes it possible to eat and speak, and even improves your overall health. This is why your dentist, Dr. Raul Ramirez, strongly recommends practicing good oral hygiene.

Good oral hygiene consists of brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to floss your teeth once a day with a tool that makes the task more convenient for you. This is important because you need to reduce the risk of damaging your gums as you floss. Along that note, make sure to be gentle around the gums as you clean your mouth. You also need to rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. It’s best to use fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash. Lastly, you need to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. If you need help keeping up on oral hygiene, your dental team will be more than happy to give you the tips you need.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Metairie, Louisiana, please contact Raul Ramirez DDS today at 504-885-3255 and talk to a member of our dental team. The more you know, the better, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us!