Do you not floss because you don’t know the proper flossing techniques? If this is the case, we have the proper flossing technique for you! The simple steps are as follows:
Using this technique, you will put yourself in the position to have cleaner, healthier teeth and gums.
For further questions about maintaining proper oral hygiene, contact us by calling or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!
Brushing your teeth is an incredibly important part of maintaining the cleanliness of your teeth. If you don’t maintain the cleanliness of your teeth, you put yourself in danger of decay, gingivitis, and advanced gum disease. So, choosing the correct toothbrush becomes an important part of maintaining your oral health. The most effective way to find out what kind of toothbrush is best for you is to consult your dentist. We will be happy to help you. In the meantime, there are a few guidelines to follow:
Gum disease results from bacteria building up in your mouth as a result of it not being cleaned well enough. The first sign that you may have gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when the bacteria in plaque buildup begin to make your gums inflamed, resulting in bleeding gums during brushing. If this starts to happen, it is important to know that this mild form of the disease can be reversed.
If gingivitis is left untreated, advanced gum disease may start to take over. Your gums will start to pull away from your teeth, and your breath will begin to smell (halitosis). As the gums recede, small pockets will form in between the gums and the teeth that collect debris and become infected. The combination of all of these things can eventually lead to the loss of teeth and debilitating oral health. Make an appointment at Hubbard & Leath Dental to receive one of our treatments that can help the fight against gum disease.
A good guideline to follow is to schedule two dental checkups each year. During your visits, you will have a professional dental cleaning and exam. This gives us the opportunity to remove tartar and plaque buildup (which reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease). We also will watch for any signs of problems so we can address them as early as possible.
For people with chronic oral health issues, more frequent dental visits may be necessary to prevent recurring problems from getting out of hand. If you would like to schedule a checkup for yourself or your family, contact us online to request an appointment at either of our locations.