How your family dentists in Orlando, Florida can help you have a healthy smile
Did you know that maintaining great oral health helps to keep your body healthy too? It’s true! In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, endocarditis, diabetes, stroke, memory problems, and other serious health conditions. Luckily, family dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, Florida, offer a full range of services to help you maintain great oral health!
More about Proper Oral Care
Most oral health problems including tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease are caused by harmful bacteria in the plaque clinging to your teeth. When you don’t brush or floss, it gives the bacteria an opportunity to release disease-causing toxins. That’s why removing plaque frequently and thoroughly should be a high priority.
So, if you want to maintain great oral health, there are some important steps to take. Remember to:
- Brush Properly: Brush your teeth after you eat and before you go to bed. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush in a circular motion to clean all surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. You should also gently brush your tongue, which is a common place for bacteria to hide.
- Don't Forget to Floss: Floss your teeth every day, using either a small amount of waxed or unwaxed floss to clean between each of your teeth. Remember to also wrap around the curved parts of your teeth as you clean down to the gumline, for this allows for a more thorough cleaning.
- See Your Dentist Regularly: Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough dental examination and cleaning. Your dentist can detect and diagnose dental issues before they grow into large, hard-to-treat dental problems. Visiting your dentist regularly can save you time, money, and stress by keeping your mouth healthy.
You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile, and while practicing excellent oral hygiene habits can certainly help, you can’t do it all alone—you need the expert services of your family dentists. To find out more about keeping your smile healthy, call Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, today!