By General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry
September 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Oral hygiene is the process of ensuring that your teeth stay clean and free from disease. It is a key preventative measure that dentists oral hygienerecommend and practice. There are a few clear signs that you are keeping good oral hygiene habits. You will know for sure when you visit a family dentist at General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Yonkers, NY.

Your Teeth Are Free from Debris
The main goal of oral hygiene is ensuring that your teeth stay free from food particles and the sticky film that can turn into plaque or tartar. One way you’ll know that you’re maintaining good hygiene habits is if the areas between your teeth and around your gumline are completely clean each night and in the morning. It’s also a very good habit to floss after meals. Your Yonkers family dentist will immediately know if you’ve been flossing regularly.

Your Breath Smells Good
One sign that you are keeping up with good oral hygiene is that you have fresh breath. Bad bacteria that develops around the teeth and causes dental decay can create a very distinct odor. It’s normal to have “morning breath” when you wake up, but after you brush your teeth your breath should smell clean and odor-free throughout the day.

Your Teeth Are Pain-Free and Not Overly Sensitive 
Another sign of good oral hygiene is that your teeth and gums are not causing you daily discomfort. Tooth sensitivity from hot or cold foods and continuous aching pain is a sign that there may be a dental issue caused by poor oral hygiene. When healthy, your teeth feel strong, firm, and free from pain no matter what you eat or drink.

Oral Hygiene Tips
If you're still not sure if you have good oral hygiene habits, here are a few simple daily tips:

- Get into the habit of flossing daily and after meals. A Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey found that only 40 percent of Americans reliably floss each day, which is why gum disease is so prevalent.
- Brush with a fluoride-rich toothpaste that is recommended by your Yonkers family dentist.
- Eat foods rich in calcium, iron, vitamin D, vitamin C, and probiotics.
- See your dentist at least twice each year (more if you’ve had a previous dental problem) to do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums.

Prioritize Oral Health
The happier your smile is, the happier you and your dentist will be. Make time in your schedule to see a family dentist at General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Yonkers, NY to evaluate your oral hygiene. Call 914-476-0100 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedele Vero or Dr. Christine Fumo.

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Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100
 

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