Oral Hygiene Overview

Oral Hygiene Overview


Are you interested in taking more steps to protect your teeth and gums? Beyond regular brushing and flossing — oral hygiene extends to your diet and the overall protection of dental issues down the road.

What is good oral hygiene? Good oral hygiene keeps teeth free from dental plaque buildup, staves off cavities and fights bad breath. Your at-home oral hygiene routine should involve regular brushing and flossing.

A healthy diet that’s low in sugary foods is also an important part of good oral hygiene. Regular dental visits every six months allows your dentist or dental hygienist to provide you with the most up-to-date oral hygiene instructions.


Brushing your teeth twice a day is the easiest way to keep your teeth healthy. Brushing your teeth not only keeps your breath smelling fresh but removes plaque buildup that can lead to tooth decay. Regular dental flossing keeps the gaps in-between teeth and gums free of bacteria and prevents gum disease.

Dentists recommend 2 visits per year dedicated to deep root scale and polish to remove any ingrained stains, plaque and bacteria to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth white.

The main symptom of poor oral hygiene is bad breath. Bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth and gums. Using a tongue scraper regularly will remove bacteria from the tongue.

  • Use a medium-hard bristle toothbrush with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste
  • Clean individual teeth using a circular motion
  • Brush teeth for 2 minutes at morning and night
  • Prevent bacteria build-up by brushing your tongue


Did you know that a lot of little things you do (or don’t do) on a day-to-day basis affect your teeth’s well-being and may fall under a list of bad oral habits?

Magnifying Bad Habits

Bad oral habits can lead to depraved oral hygiene, in turn causing bad breath, tooth discoloration, cavities, gum disease and eventually, tooth loss.

Less Confidence

Swollen gums, debauched breath and tarnished teeth will curb your self-confidence.

Larger Than Life

Oral diseases are linked with health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and other systemic diseases.


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