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Life can be hectic at times, making it easy to let your other routines decline. However, if you neglect your oral hygiene routines, you could be setting yourself up for an oral health disaster. That is why our team is happy to remind you of the things you should do each day to keep your oral health in excellent health.

Our dentists, Drs. Litwin, Pallotta, & Rauzman, care about your oral health and are happy to help you with your dental checkups. That is why our team in Nutley, New Jersey, is excited to share with you tips on a positive oral health hygiene routine.

When you eat, plaque and bacteria can coat your teeth, which creates health problems when neglected. If you ignore your teeth, you could suffer from cavities, persistent bad breath, tooth loss, gum disease, and even bone loss. That is why keeping up with your oral hygiene routine is essential to your oral health. Brushing is the first step in keeping up with your smile. When you brush your teeth be sure to brush for two minutes a day, twice a day to make sure you are getting the most out of your brushing. Flossing is the next step to taking care of your oral health and should be done daily. Flossing is critical because it reaches the hard-to-reach places between your teeth your toothbrush can’t reach to remove the plaque and bacteria that are lingering.

Mouthwash can also be useful to clear away any leftover bacteria or residue while coating your teeth with protective ingredients that can help fight cavities and gum disease. The most critical step in your oral health care is to remember to visit your dentist every six months for a dental checkup. These check-ins are vital because it allows your dentist to see if any serious problems are occurring. Your dentist can also stop cavities before they become a severe threat to your teeth and oral health. Additionally, an oral cancer screening is also done with every dental visit, so you can make sure you are in top-notch oral health twice a year.

If you have questions about your oral health and need a dental checkup, please feel free to give our dental team a call at (973) 667-3515 to make an appointment. Our team of experts at Drs. Litwin, Pallotta, & Rauzman is thrilled to review your oral health and help you in any way we can.