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Your oral health is the driving force behind clear speech, chewing food and making some facial expressions. You can keep your oral health stable by using daily oral hygiene routines to prevent issues such as oral cancer, tooth decay and gum disease. To help you protect your oral health, we offer a few important tips on cleaning your smile every day.

For an excellent clean with your toothbrush, choose one that has soft bristles and pair it with an abrasive toothpaste with fluoride. Using small circular motions, pass the toothbrush over each tooth and make sure your routine lasts two to three minutes. This should be done both morning and night.

To remove bacteria from the teeth and gums, be sure to floss every day so that lingering plaque doesn’t result in hardened tartar and increase your risk of periodontal concerns. Furthermore, the use of a waxed dental floss often makes flossing easier for patients because the waxy coating can navigate tight spaces without being forceful around the gums.

Another important step is to schedule routine visits with the dentist to receive dental checkups every six months so that our team can clean away any tartar around the teeth, determine if you have any signs of gum disease or cavities and perform an oral cancer screening to protect your smile.

Contact our office at 303-987-2121 today if you would like to speak with Dr. Cathy Fermelia about how to protect your oral health in Lakewood, Colorado.