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Don’t Neglect The Basics of Good Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus...

Mouthwash Is No Longer an Option to Improve Dental Hygiene – It’s a Requirement

At one time, using mouthwash to improve oral healthcare was a standard recommendation. Dental care providers are increasingly expressing a problem with this concept. Many believe that as long as clients have no tooth decay or gum disease, brushing and flossing regularly alone is sufficient. Dentists also caution that relying on mouthwash to eliminate harmful bacteria leads to problems. Removing harmful decay causing plaque requires the abrasive action that brushing and flossing provide. There are other reasons why mouthwash may actually pose a threat to good oral health. Chemical interactions between...

Did You Know Your Toothbrush Holds Germs?

Ironically, the same toothbrush one uses to maintain good dental hygiene is a receptacle for a host of viruses and bacteria that can either transmit illness to an individual or, in some cases, actually reinfect them. The next time the Concord NC dentist one sees for routine tooth cleanings and exams hands out that new toothbrush, patients can follow some simple steps to reduce the chance that germs are thriving on their brush. Know the Real Risk of Infection from a Toothbrush Yes, toothbrushes harbor a variety of germs, from the simple cold virus to E. coli and staphylococci bacteria. However,...

5 Lesser-Known Dental Hygiene Tips from Our Concord NC Dentist

When it comes to oral hygiene, most of us learned to brush and floss down at the local dentist office when we were children. While brushing and flossing daily are both important aspects of good hygiene, there are other habits you can adopt to really impress at your dental exams. 1.) Brush Morning and Night Plaque and mouth bacteria are most active at night, when your saliva nearly stops flowing and your mouth gets dry. Brush before bed to clean off your teeth, then brush again in the morning to clean up all the bacterial activity from overnight. If you only brush twice a day, these are the best...