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How Should I Take Care Of My Teeth and Gums?

More often than not, we spend so much money on beauty products yet only see our dentist once a year. Quite frankly, oral care doesn’t ask so much from us.

Just brush your teeth and take care of your gums at least twice a day and you will be fine. If you are unsure on how to take care of your teeth and gums the right way, check out these tips.

Gum and Teeth Tips

1.) Get a high quality toothbrush. Poor quality toothbrushes can create unwanted effects on your teeth. Soft end rounded bristles are considered the best type bristles. Make sure when you brush your teeth you reach your back teeth.

2.) Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. Bristles that get bent or splayed out may hurt your gums. Worn out brushes lose their efficiency and can no longer clean well.

3.) Keep a clean canister. Always keep your brush clean and in a canister free from dust and other elements.

4.) Fluoride is key. Use toothpaste or gel with fluoride. This will help prevent the development of dental caries

5.) Be wary of teeth whitening products. I am sure it’s tempting to buy these products but some of these chemicals can be hazardous to your mouth. Consult with Catonsville Dental Care in case you consider using teeth whitening products in the future.

6.) Consider an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are a quick and effective way to brush your teeth. They also fascinate kids too so before purchasing one, consult with us about the right one for yourself and for your little one.

If you have any questions about taking care of your teeth and gums, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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How to take care of your teeth and gums