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Category Archives: Dental Hygiene Tips

The Basics of Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus...

Emergency Dentist in Charlotte Shares 3 Effective Ways to Prevent a Chipped Tooth  

Any Charlotte general dentist worth his salt will tell you that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to the health of your teeth. While fixing a chipped tooth later is possible, it’s better to ensure that you never get a chip in the first place. This is often easier than said. We eat with our teeth, we’re exposed to the elements, and accidents can sometimes happen. Still, chipped tooth prevention has its role, and here are three good strategies for preventing chips.   1. Use your teeth only for eating and drinking You might run into an occasion where you...

Plaque Prevention: Tips for Avoiding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth an gums that causes irritation and redness of the gum tissue. If left untreated, gingivitis leads to periodontitis, a serious condition that leads to a loss of jaw bone and teeth. Gingivitis can be treated and reversed by a general dentist, but gingivitis prevention is the best medicine. You can prevent gingivitis by taking the following steps. Take Care at Home Brush your teeth at home at least twice a day using an antimicrobial toothpaste to kill germs. Use a mouthwash and floss regularly to make sure...