Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) diseases and bad breath. There are also oral pathologic conditions in which good oral hygiene is required for healing and regeneration of the oral tissues .
The key to keeping a bright, healthy smile throughout adulthood is to practice proper oral hygiene. Adults can get cavities, as well as gum disease that can lead to serious problems. Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to gum diseases like swollen gums and bleeding gums. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good oral hygiene every day.
Tartar is a hardened plaque deposit on your tooth that cannot be brushed away by the toothbrush. Accumulation of this tartar can lead to gum diseases which can cause of swollen and bleeding gums.
Therefore, it is advisable to visit your dentist at Sanctuary Lakes Family Dental every six months to maintain your oral hygiene to an excellent level. We will guide you in the best practices to follow at home so that you can maintain good oral health.