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Tips to Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Posted on 1/10/2022 by Water's Edge Dental
Tips to Maintain a Healthy MouthYour mouth is the gateway of your body. Taking good care of your mouth is vital for your oral health and your overall health. There are several ways you can maintain a healthy mouth. Some of them include:


Brushing is the primary and most reliable method of maintaining a healthy mouth. By brushing, you get rid of bacteria, stuck food particles that could lead to infections. Unfortunately, when we talk about brushing, most people only think of their teeth. This doesn't seem right because they are many other areas in your mouth bacteria can hide.

For instance, your tongue is a haven for bacteria to build up. So by brushing only your teeth and forgetting the tongue, you leave room for bacteria to build up and cause infections. This is why you should touch every part of your mouth, including the tongue and the roof of your mouth. Besides, you are encouraged to use a soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing your teeth. This is helpful because soft bristles can easily bend and reach hidden parts of your mouth.


Apart from brushing, it would help if you also floss your teeth. Flossing is a critical process that most people tend to ignore. It would help if you always floss your teeth regularly because it helps eliminate food particles and bacteria that brushing might have missed. If you don't floss, this bacteria will build up and cause infections. When flossing, we encourage that you do it gently because aggressive flossing could cause bleeding.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is vital for your oral health. Water helps keep your mouth hydrated, preventing the risk of dry mouth. Furthermore, it stimulates the production of saliva. Saliva is essential for oral health because it helps wash away bacteria. Contact us for more tips on how to maintain a healthy mouth.

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