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Good Oral Hygiene in Lincoln Park

man smiling and flossingKeeping your teeth healthy can help defend against dangers like periodontal disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and many other highly preventable diseases. A healthy mouth will have teeth that are clean and free of rot and cavities, gums that are pink and not sensitive to minor stimuli, and an absence of persistent pain and abscesses. At Comprehensive Dental, Dr. Samir Rana and his accomplished team evaluate oral health during your semiannual visits and provide personalized treatment if needed. Patients from Montville and surrounding areas are welcome to schedule an appointment at either of our convenient office locations!

Methods for Maintaining Oral Hygiene

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Brushing your teeth every day is one of the most important practices to maintain your healthy smile. Brushing clears away plaque and food debris that remain from your everyday activities. It is highly recommended that you use a fluoride toothpaste; fluoride creates a film on your teeth that helps prevent stains and defend tooth enamel. Brushing primarily defends against tooth decay and cavities by eliminating harmful bacteria that grows in your mouth during the day and while you sleep. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice per day to ensure the long-lasting health of your teeth and mouth.

One of the more frequently neglected methods of caring for your teeth is flossing. Flossing gets between your teeth and into your gum line to clean bacteria and food particles that overstay their welcome. Much like how you water the roots to make a flower bloom, your tooth’s roots need care and cleanliness to stay healthy and beautiful. Flossing cleans the parts of your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. If flossing is difficult for you, talk to your dentist about possible tools and methods to make it easier for you.

A healthy diet is also a highly effective way to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful. Eating the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables will not only keep the surface of your teeth healthy, but will give them the nutrients they need to be strong and age well. Calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C are all essential nutrients your teeth needs. Consuming dark, acidic drinks like coffee and soda can discolor teeth, so try to limit or eliminate exposure to these drinks.

One of the most important things you do to keep your teeth healthy is visit our team here in Lincoln Park, NJ at least twice per year. Depending on your personal health, we may recommend more or less frequent visits.

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