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A Simple Guide to Fighting Germs & Maintaining a Healthy Mouth May 7, 2018

Onalaska, La Crosse County
A Simple Guide to Fighting Germs & Maintaining a Healthy Mouth, Onalaska, Wisconsin

A fantastic smile can boost your self-confidence significantly. Although pearly whites are important, it’s even more crucial to care for your mouth so that it stays healthy. The combination of well-maintained gums and teeth will make all the difference to your oral health. The dentists at the Dental Clinic of Onalaska provide high-quality care to the Onalaska, WI, community. They’re here to share their tips for maintaining a healthy mouth while warding off germs.

How to Achieve a Healthy Mouth 

1. Brush Regularly

dentistIt’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Make a habit of doing so after breakfast and before you go to bed at night. If you have the time to brush after every meal, you can improve your dental health by doing so. This minimizes the odds of plaque developing on your teeth, which will contribute to fewer cavities. It also helps eliminate sugar that might corrode the teeth and freshens the breath. Use a soft toothbrush and make gentle circular movements to massage your teeth. If you’re unsatisfied with the color of your teeth, ask your general dentist about scheduling a teeth whitening appointment.

2. Floss Daily

Flossing is the only way to achieve healthy gums. Unhealthy gums may eventually develop gingivitis or inflammation. This can lead to bleeding and other serious dental concerns. Floss at least twice a day so you can effectively detach plaque from areas that your toothbrush can’t easily access. This is also an excellent way to remove remnants of food that might otherwise burrow at the gum line and cause discomfort.

3. Dental Appointments

Many people make the mistake of seeing the dentist only when they experience an emergency, such as a chipped tooth or a sudden toothache. But it’s important to schedule regular examinations simply to keep your mouth in good health. A dentist will inspect the condition of your teeth and gums and diagnose issues before they become more problematic. Scheduling teeth cleaning appointments twice a year will also go a long way in preventing cavities.

At the Dental Clinic of Onalaska, your teeth matter. Whether you want to schedule your first appointment with a general dentist or have a question about scheduling a child with a pediatric dentist, their team will provide the services you need. Visit the website to learn more or call (608) 783-3341.

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