There are many simple things our Marble Falls patients can do to raise their Dental IQ and improve their oral health. One simple lesson involves bacteria – and trust us, everyone’s mouth has it.
But bacteria in and of itself isn’t the problem. Dental problems occur when the balance of bacteria becomes unhealthy. This is where brushing and flossing come into play. You should brush and floss your teeth twice each day.
Another precaution you can take to guard against the wrong kind of bacteria is to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, and close the lid of the toilet before you flush.
Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!
When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, as well as bad breath.
If you can avoid decay, it’s less likely that you will need more extensive dental work such as dental implants and crowns.
At your Marble Falls and Brady Dentist, we are passionate about helping patients have healthy teeth and beautiful smiles. We provide general and family dentistry, including pediatric dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry.
If you would like to know more about a custom smile makeover, give us a call and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you have and schedule a consultation at your convenience.