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Your overall oral health has a very crucial role in the acts of chewing food, controlling facial expressions and having clear speech. The development of periodontal problems and tooth decay can deeply affect your general quality of life. A daily habit of oral hygiene is the foundation of having a healthy mouth. We offer a few recommendations for daily oral care habits to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and abrasive toothpaste that has fluoride to brush your teeth. Address each individual tooth by brushing in small circles, which should take about two to three minutes to cover all of your teeth morning and evening.

We also encourage you to floss each day, as this is the most effective method of removing deposits of bacteria from between the teeth and along the gum line. Without a daily habit of flossing, you could develop hardened tartar that leads to periodontal issues. If you often struggle to work the floss around your teeth, you may want to switch to a waxed dental floss, as the waxy coating helps the string of floss fit the tight spaces without the risk of forcing it into the gums. Remember to floss around your gum line and behind the very back teeth.

Your routine dental checkup with the dentist is also very important to help you maintain excellent oral health because it is the only effective method to remove hardened tartar and examine your smile for any symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease.

If you have questions about your oral health in Seguin, Texas, you should call 830-372-2949 to schedule a dental checkup at Seguin Smiles with our dentist, Dr. Janice Weinman.