Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means:
- Your teeth are clean and free of debris
- Your gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
- Bad breath is not a constant problem
If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem. Daily preventive care, including proper brushing thoroughly two times a day, morning and night and flossing once in a 24 hour period. This will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress. A professional cleaning once every six months for most people is a must to help with getting bacteria our of all the “nooks and crannies”.
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