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Posted on 10/20/2019 by Robert Leale
|When you are young, you learn the basics of taking care of your teeth. You learn how to brush, when to brush and how often to brush your teeth. Those early lessons are an important step to good oral health for the rest of your life, but there are some other lessons that you may not learn until later.
These lessons involve how to take care of your gum health. While the health of your teeth plays a role in how healthy your gums are, there are steps you can take that can also improve your gum health and your overall oral health.
Start with a Daily RoutineOne of the keys to anything you do for your health is to do it on a consistent basis. When it comes to your gum health, that means following a regular oral hygiene routine. A good routine starts with brushing the teeth twice a day. This can remove the bacteria and debris on the teeth and gums. You should also remember to brush your tongue to remove the bacteria present there.
Flossing is another part of a good oral hygiene routine. Flossing helps get the debris and food particles stuck between the teeth and gums that brushing did not get. It is best to floss at least once a day.
Two other things to add to your oral hygiene routine involves the products needed for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. This means using a fluoride toothpaste and a therapeutic mouthwash. These items can help reduce the bacteria that can damage your gums.
Technique MattersIt is not enough to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily along with using the right products. You also need to make sure that you use the proper technique. The best way to make sure you are brushing and flossing properly is by asking us about the right technique during your regular dental cleanings and dental exams. Learning how to do these things properly can make the difference between unhealthy gums and healthy gums.
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