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How can I prevent tooth decay and gum disease?

Good oral hygiene starts at home. Steps you can take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease include:

Thorough brushing

Brush at least twice daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and the need for costly cosmetic or restorative dentistry in the future. Replace your brush every two to three months.

Proper flossing

Flossing is crucial to the health of your teeth and gums and the prevention of gum disease. When flossing, use an 18-inch strand of floss. Ease the floss between each tooth; then, sweep it up and down several times while curving around the tooth at the gum line. Don’t forget to floss behind your last tooth and to floss bridges and artificial teeth with the aid of a floss threader.

Regular dental visits

Dental experts are trained to find the spots that go commonly unseen. Plus, if there are any dental issues they can be made worse over time. It is best if you visit twice a year for a cleaning and check up. Be sure to come in for any emergencies! Remember, Beach dental always accepts Emergencies and Walk-Ins.