Why Is It Important To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene?

Why Is It Important To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene?

Good oral hygiene is important for more than having a beautiful set of teeth. Without good oral care and hygiene, the harmful oral bacteria can multiply manyfolds and cause oral diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. Besides, the bacteria in the mouth can lead to inflammation throughout the body and can lead to other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

So, a combination of good oral hygiene and preventive care is vital to help protect your whole body from many potential health issues.

What does good oral hygiene mean?

Maintaining good oral hygiene means more than just brushing and flossing the teeth. This involves following a good oral hygiene regimen, using the right oral care products, being mindful of your diet and daily habits, and visiting the dentist regularly for a checkup and professional cleaning.

It is important to follow proper oral care habits every day to take care of your teeth and prevent any dental issues. At Fear Free Dental, our dentist and team offer oral hygiene counseling, help our patients cultivate good oral hygiene habits, and answer any questions or queries about caring for their teeth. 

Practicing a good oral hygiene routine can help prevent dental diseases and maintain good oral health. And this is easy with the help of our professional dental team at Fear Free Dental. Our professional dental team is available to assist our patients with everything they need to know about maintaining good oral hygiene so that they can have a healthy, aesthetic set of teeth.

Why Good Oral Hygiene Matters

Besides helping patients have bright, pearly-white teeth, good oral hygiene can also help with the following:

  • Make them more confident about their appearance, and improve self-esteem. 
  • Prevent tooth decay, cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease.
  • Prevent the occurrence of health-related problems and conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and more.
  • Reduce the risks associated with pregnancy.

Tips To Maintain Good Oral Hygiene from Fear Free Dental

At Fear Free Dental, during Oral Hygiene Counseling, our team gives guidance and the following tips to our patients on how to maintain oral hygiene with routine dental care at home so that they can enjoy good oral health without any risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. 

Brush your teeth at least twice every day for two minutes using a soft-bristled, ADA-approved toothbrush. Also, ensure that the toothbrush reaches all areas of your mouth - front and back of every tooth, tongue, gums, and cheeks while brushing.

  1. Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
  2. Use an ADA-approved toothpaste containing fluoride.
  3. After brushing, use a piece of dental floss and guide it between each of your teeth.
  4. Use an antimicrobial mouthwash rinse. 
  5. Reducing the consumption of sugary drinks and acidic foods.
  6. Visit us at least once every six months for dental cleanings and examinations.
  7. Consume crunchy fruits, vegetables, and a balanced diet.
  8. Drink more water. 

We place great importance on assisting our patients with preventive dental habits to strengthen their smiles and enhance their oral health. 

Contact Fear Free Dental in Portland, Oregon, for the best dental care. Call Dentist in Portland, OR at (503) 291-0000 or visit 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101 Portland, Oregon, 97225 to schedule an appointment.


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