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How To Maintain A Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Keeping A Positive Outlook on Oral Health

Here at Rauzman Dental in Hawthorne, New Jersey, we care about your smile. We want to encourage patients and our community that taking proper and good care of your smile can bring a lifetime of unnecessary dental procedures and costly oral surgeries. It’s not easy making the best choices when it comes to personal hygiene, especially when we live such busy lives. However, to help you in combating unhealthy conditions and costly expenditures, we encourage you to take a look at our list of the most important habits to maintain to keep your teeth clean and fresh all year long.

4 Healthy Oral Hygiene Routines

To improve and extend the life of your oral health, we recommend the following tips to put into your daily personal hygiene routines, including:

  1. Brushing teeth twice a day – when brushing consistently for at least two minutes, you can protect your teeth from harmful bacteria, tartar, and plaque from building up and complicating the area. If not treated quickly and properly, it may lead down an avenue of unwanted oral health issues in the future. Dental procedures that require more complex treatments can also be costly and painful, so it’s best to remember to brush at least once in the morning and at night.
  1. Flossing once per day – Even when brushing twice a day, combining it with flossing gives you the ultimate protection for oral diseases and infections. Plaque and other food particles easily get caught in between teeth and in hard-to-reach places that can leave mold and may even build tartar along the gumline of your mouth. It’s critical to floss to remove the bacteria before worsening conditions develop.
  2. Using effective mouthwashes - Mouthwash plays an important role in ridding your mouth of bacteria your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. By rinsing your mouth with mouthwash, you are clearing away bacteria and keeping your breath fresh.
  3. Visiting the dentist twice a year – Keeping up with regular dental checkups is the key to optimal oral health. Seeing your dentist can keep you aware of any unusual symptoms that may arise and can give you a higher chance of preventing a serious issue from forming. At Dr. Rauzman’s office, we can help you reverse any oral health care issue and treat any conditions you may have.

It's no surprise that taking care of your teeth and overall oral health is important and there are many reasons to keep a strong oral hygiene routine each day. If you would like to learn more about your oral health or feel it is time for a dental checkup, please get in touch with one of our staff members today.

For more information, call our Hawthorne & Nutley dentists at (973) 355-7922 to book an appointment today.