A healthy mouth is a good-looking smile. Keeping teeth healthy takes a good home oral care routine. The doctors of Oral Surgery Consultants of Pennsylvania want their patients in the Philadelphia, PA area to have the right tips and information for a healthy mouth.
To start, brushing and flossing should be performed correctly. Brushing should be done two times per day. If a third time is able to be squeezed in, that is even better. Flossing should be done every day. It doesn’t matter if flossing is done before or after brushing, it just needs to be done.
While brushing should be done two to three times per day, it should be done at least thirty minutes after eating. This is because certain foods have acids that sit on the teeth. If the teeth are brushed when the acid is still on the teeth, it can wear down enamel; making teeth cavity-prone.
If you smoke, now is a great time to quit. Smoking creates the perfect environment for bacteria to harbor near the gum line, harming gums and teeth. This increases the risk of tooth loss. Smoking can also lead to oral cancer.
Use a light touch when brushing. While it is important to brush the whole tooth and pay attention to the gum line, abrasive brushing can erode the tooth and harm the gums. Light brushing is all that is needed to remove plaque.
Oral Surgery Consultants of Pennsylvania have four locations in the Philadelphia, PA area. To learn more about our practice, contact one of our locations, or visit our website, www.oralsurgerypa.com.