3 Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Did you know that gum disease is very prevalent in the United States? This revelation may be shocking, but there is a lot that can be done to combat this.

Did you know that gum disease is very prevalent in the United States? This revelation may be shocking, but there is a lot that can be done to combat this.  Follow these tips, and then you will be one step closer to a healthier mouth. Keep reading for the top three suggestions.

Buy an Electric Toothbrush

Compared to a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush has more strokes. Imagine brushing your teeth at the rate of 30,00 strokes per minute versus just a mere 100! Electric toothbrushes work hard to push fluid between the teeth and also around the gum line. Teeth cleaning will be more effective.

Nighttime Flossing

If you floss daily then the chances of plaque, gum disease, tartar, and gingivitis will be less high. Flossing at night is recommended because less saliva produces at a slower rate during sleep cycles. Oral bacteria can grow, damaging your teeth. Not only is flossing recommended but scraping the tongue helps with dental care as well. Not only will bacteria be removed but this helps with bad breath, fighting cavities, and assists in improving the physical appearance of your tongue.

Picking the Right Toothpaste

Isn’t all toothpaste beneficial? One goal that most people have when choosing toothpaste is its ability actually to whiten teeth. Most toothpaste makes teeth appear lighter but don’t necessarily change the color of your teeth. One of the best ways to brighten teeth is setting up a bleaching appointment with a dentist. You can buy over-the-counter products that don’t just benefit the outside of your teeth but benefit them internally as well.

Other factors for choosing the right toothpaste is sensitivity. If you know that you suffer from pain while eating one of your favorite desserts, you may want to invest in a toothpaste that works to strengthen your enamel. There are also some brands of toothpaste on the market that are labeled anticavity and antigingivitis. All-natural options may serve to benefit you as well.

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr,Twitter,Google+ and YouTube.

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