Good oral hygiene results are reflected in a healthy mouth that looks and smells nice. This means that:
- Teeth are not left clean and food scraps.
- Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed while brushing or if it is done floss.
- Bad breath is not a constant problem.
- If your gums bleed or were injured during brushing and flossing times you experience bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these infections indicate a problem.
Between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can do to reduce them greatly the development of caries, gum disease and other dental problems:
- Well done brushing, flossing and mouthwash at least twice a day;
- Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals;
- Using fluoridated dental products, including toothpaste;
- Use fluoride mouthwashes if your dentist suggests
Your dentist or hygienist will help you develop good oral hygiene techniques and will learn to identify areas requiring further attention during brushing as well as flossing.