Visiting your dentist is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Although you may brush and floss daily to prevent decay and gum disease, it’s still important to see your dentist for routine checkups to ensure any potential problems are detected early before they become major dental emergencies. When you practice good dental hygiene, you’ll have healthy teeth and gums¬†and your body is also less susceptible to some serious health conditions caused by untreated gum disease.

Why Is Good Oral Hygiene Important?

A healthy mouth begins with good oral hygiene. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, it can lead to a variety of dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and bad breath. Periodontal disease is connected to serious medical conditions related to the heart, which means maintaining good oral health is essential to the health of your entire body.

Dental hygiene: brushing teethHow Can I Practice Proper Oral Hygiene?

If you think you’re practicing good oral hygiene, but you’re not sure if you’re doing all the right things, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why it’s important to rely on your professional dental team for guidance. When you visit your dentist, you can discuss your specific dental health needs and develop a dental maintenance regimen that is right for you. However, here are some ways you can begin to practice good oral hygiene right now.

  • Brush your teeth every day
  • Floss your teeth every day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use a mouth rinse after brushing your teeth
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages
  • Visit your dentist for routine dental cleanings and checkups

At Blue Ash Dental Group, we want to help you keep your teeth and body strong for life. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist for a routine dental cleaning or you simply have questions about how you can maintain the best oral health possible, contact us to schedule an appointment today!